Linksys BEFDSR41W Router Manual PDF (Setup & Configuration Guide)

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Fast Start
Instant Broadband
ADSL Gateway
Modem / Router / 4-Port Switch / Wireless-Ready
Use this guide to install:
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ADSL Gateway
with Modem / Router / 4-Port Switch / Wireless-Ready
Table of Contents
Linksys Group declares that the Instant Wireless™ Series products included in the Instant
Series conform to the specifications listed below, following the provisions of the
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC:
ETS 300-826, 301 489-1 General EMC requirements for Radio equipment.
EN 609 50 Safety
ETS 300-328-2 Technical requirements for Radio equipment.
Note: This equipment is intended to be used in all EU and EFTA countries. Outdoor use may
be restricted to certain frequencies and/or may require a license for operation. For more
details, contact Linksys Corporate Compliance.
Note: Combinations of power levels and antennas resulting in a radiated power level of
above 100 mW are considered as not compliant with the above mentioned directive and are
not allowed for use within the European community and countries that have adopted the
European R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC and/or the CEPT recommendation Rec 70.03. For
more details on legal combinations of power levels and antennas, contact Linksys Corporate
Linksys Group™ vakuuttaa täten että Instant Wireless IEEE 802.11 PC Card tyyppinen
laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY, direktiivin 89/336/EEC ja direktiivin 73/23/EEC oleellisten
vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien näiden direktiivien muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Linksys Group™ déclare que la carte PC Instant Wireless IEEE 802.11 est conforme aux
conditions essentielles et aux dispositions relatives à la directive 1999/5/EC, la directive
89/336/EEC, et à la directive 73/23/EEC.
Belgique B L’utilisation en extérieur est autorisé sur le canal 11 (2462 MHz), 12 (2467
MHz), et 13 (2472 MHz).
Dans le cas d’une utilisation privée, à l’extérieur d’un bâtiment, au-dessus d’un espace
public, aucun enregistrement n’est nécessaire pour une distance de moins de 300m. Pour
une distance supérieure à 300m un enregistrement auprès de l’IBPT est requise. Pour
une utilisation publique à l’extérieur de bâtiments, une licence de l’IBPT est requise. Pour les
enregistrements et licences, veuillez contacter l’IBPT.
France F: Bande de fréquence restreinte: seuls les canaux 10, 11, 12, 13 (2457, 2462,
2467, et 2472 MHz respectivement) doivent être utilisés en France. Toute utilisation,
qu'elle soit intérieure ou extérieure, est soumise à autorisation. Vous pouvez contacter
l'Autorité de Régulation des Télécommuniations ( pour la
procédure à suivre.
France F: Restricted frequency band: only channels 10, 11, 12, 13 (2457, 2462, 2467,
and 2472 MHz respectively) may be used in France. License required for every indoor
and outdoor installations. Please contact ART for procedure to follow.
Deutschland D: Anmeldung im Outdoor-Bereich notwending, aber nicht genehmi-
gungspflichtig. Bitte mit Händler die Vorgehensweise abstimmen.
Germany D: License required for outdoor installations. Check with reseller for procedure
to follow.
Italia I: E' necessaria la concessione ministeriale anche per l'uso interno. Verificare con i
rivenditori la procedura da seguire. L'uso per installazione in esterni non e' permessa.
Italy I: License required for indoor use. Use with outdoor installations not allowed.
the Netherlands NL License required for outdoor installations. Check with reseller for
procedure to follow.
Nederlands NL Licentie verplicht voor gebruik met buitenantennes. Neem contact op
met verkoper voor juiste procedure.
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Copyright © 2002 Linksys, All Rights Reserved.
Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo
are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
All other trademarks and brand names
are the property of their respective proprietors.
In compliance with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the following FCC
Part 15 Regulations are provided regarding the installation and operation of the Linksys
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reason-
able protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio com-
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television recep-
tion, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
Consult a dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for assistance.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC Rules.
A label is attached to the equip-
ment that contains, among other information, its FCC registration number and ringer equiv-
alence number.
If requested, this information must be provided to the telephone company.
This equipment uses the following USOC Jack: RJ-11.
An FCC compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this equipment. This
equipment is designed to be connected to the telephone network or premises wiring using
a compatible modular jack, which is FCC Part 68 compliant. Connection to the telephone
network should be made by using the standard modular telephone jack.
The REN is useful to determine the quantity of devices that may be connected to the tele-
phone line and still have all of those devices ring when your telephone number is called.
most, but not all areas, the sum of RENs should not exceed 5.
To be certain of the number
of devices that may be connected to the line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the
telephone company to determine the maximum REN for the calling area.
If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may dis-
continue your service temporarily.
If advance notice is not practical, the telephone compa-
ny will notify the customer as soon as possible.
Also, you will be advised of your right to file
a complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or pro-
cedures that could affect the operation of the equipment.
If this happens, the telephone
company will provide advance notice in order for you to make the necessary modifications
in order to maintain uninterrupted service.
In the event this equipment should fail to operate properly, disconnect the unit from the tele-
phone line. Try using another FCC approved device in the same telephone jack.
If the trou-
ble persists, call the telephone company repair service bureau.
If the trouble does not per-
sist and appears to be with this unit, disconnect the unit from the telephone line and dis-
continue use of the unit until it is repaired.
Please note that the telephone company may ask
that you disconnect the equipment from the telephone network until the problem has been
corrected or until you are sure that the equipment is not malfunctioning. The user must use
the accessories and cables supplied by the manufacturer to get optimum performance from
the product.
No repairs may be done by the customer. If trouble is experienced with this equipment,
please contact your authorized support provider for repair and warranty information.
If the
trouble is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request you
remove the equipment from the network until the problem is resolved.
This equipment can-
not be used on telephone company provided coin service.
Connection to Party Line Service
is subject to state tariffs.
Caution: To reduce the risk of fire, use only No.26 AWG or larger telecommunication line
Do not use this product near water, for example, in a wet basement or near a swimming
Avoid using this product (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm.
may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
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Instant Broadband
Table of Contents
Minimum Requirements
Package Contents
Step 1: Connect the ADSL Gateway
Step 2: Configure the PCs
Windows 95, 98, or Millennium Instructions
Windows 2000 Instructions
Windows XP Instructions
Step 3: Configure the ADSL Gateway
ADSL Gateway
with Modem / Router / 4-Port Switch / Wireless-Ready
For product support, product registration, and warranty information, contact us
at the addresses below:
Minimum Requirements
Network Adapter with Ethernet (UTP CAT 5) Cabling and TCP/IP Protocol
Installed per PC
Internet Explorer 4.0 or Netscape Navigator
4.7 or Higher for Web-based
ADSL Connection (Annex A only) and Activated Account
Optional Wireless Network PC Card Model WPC11 for Wireless Connection
(sold separately)
Package Contents
One ADSL Gateway
with Modem / Router / 4-Port Switch / Wireless-Ready
One Power Adapter (adapter type varies by region)
One RJ-11 Phone Cable
One Quick Installation Guide (not shown)
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ADSL Gateway
with Modem / Router / 4-Port Switch / Wireless-Ready
Instant Broadband
C. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to your PC’s Ethernet adapter.
Connect the other end of the cable to one of the LAN ports on the back of
the Gateway. Repeat this process for every PC that you want to connect to
the Gateway.
Note: If your PC’s Ethernet adapter is not set up, refer to the Ethernet
adapter’s user guide for more information.
If you are connecting more than four PCs to the Gateway, you will also need
to connect a hub or switch to the Gateway.
If you have a Linksys Wireless PC Card (WPC11), be sure to
fully insert it into the PC Card slot on the back of the Gateway before
turning on the power. You must have this card inserted in order to use
the Gateway’s wireless features.
Step 1: Connect the ADSL
In Step 1, you will connect the Gateway to your ADSL line and to the comput-
ers in your home or business.
First, make sure that all the devices that you’ll be working with are powered
down, including your PCs and the Gateway.
Connect one end of the provided phone cable to the ADSL (RJ-11 phone)
port that is on the back of the Gateway.
Connect the other end of the phone cable to the wall jack with ADSL service.
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