Linksys BEFSR41 Router Manual PDF (Setup & Configuration Guide)

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You may have di ferent computers than what are pictured here, but the setup is sim-
ilar. The Router lets you share your fast cable or DSL connection among several com-
puters in your home or business. This is ca led a Local Area Network or LAN.
This Fast Start guide gives you the “big picture” of what you need to set up a basic
home or business network. The next three sections explain how you wi l set up and
configure your equipment to enable shared high-speed access to the Internet.
Step 1: Connect the Router
Connect the Router to your cable or DSL modem and to your notebook or desktop
PCs.
Step 2: Configure the PCs
Configure your notebook or desktop PCs to be able to communicate with the Router.
Step 3: Configure the Router
Do the basics to get the Router to work with your cable or DSL modem and your ISP’s
se tings.
Step 1: Connect the Router
Step 2: Configure the PCs
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction
Connect Router
Connect Router
Connect Router
Configure PCs
Configure PCs
Configure PCs
Configure PCs
Congratulations! Thank you for choosing the Linksys EtherFast
®
Cable/DSL Router.
The Router a lows you to set up a home or sma l business
network
to share your
high-speed Internet connection.
Why do I need a network?
Networks are useful for sharing computer resources
such as printers, files, and CD-ROM drives. Networks are even used for playing mul-
tiplayer video games. So, not only are networks useful in homes and businesses, but
they can also be used for fun.
The most remarkable thing the Router does is to let you share your high-speed cable
or DSL connection to the Internet. The Router connects your LAN (Local Area
Network) to a WAN (Wide Area Network). The Internet is a network that, being glob-
al, covers the widest area of a l! A l PCs connected to the Router can share this con-
nection.
How is this accomplished?
You wi l be se ting up a simple LAN. Your PCs are con-
nected via Ethernet cable from an Ethernet adapter (in or a tached to your PC) to one
of the Router’s LAN ports. The term “Ethernet” is used to refer to your network
accessories, such as cables and adapters, because Ethernet refers to the type of
network you are se ting up.
Then the Router is connected to your cable or DSL modem. The Router makes it
seem as if each PC is connected directly to the Internet. Several PCs can then use
one Internet connection simultaneously.
Use the
Linksys Router Setup Wizard CD-ROM
or the instructions in this
Fast
Start
to help you connect the Router, configure your PCs, and configure the Router.
These instructions wi l get you up and running quickly using the most basic se tings.
Once you have access to the Internet, you can get advanced configuration informa-
tion (for gaming,
VPNs,
web hosting,
etc.) by visiting our website at
support.linksys.com
or by reading the User Guide on the Setup Wizard CD-ROM.
B.
Using an Ethernet cable, connect the LAN or Ethernet port of the cable or DSL
modem to the WAN port of the Router.
C.
Connect 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 Router. Repeat this process for
every PC you wish to connect to the Router.
Note: If your PC’s Ethernet adapter is not set up, please refer to the Ethernet
adapter’s user guide for more information.
Note: For ease of insta lation, start with LAN Port 4, then Port 3, then Port 2, and
fina ly Port 1.
If you are connecting more than four PCs to the Router, you wi l need to connect
a hub or switch to the Uplink port of the Router (if you use the Uplink port, then
you cannot use Port 1). Please refer to the User Guide located on the Setup
Wizard CD-ROM.
D.
Connect the power adapter to the Router. Connect the power adapter to the elec-
trical outlet. Turn on the cable or DSL modem. Then turn on the first PC you wish
to use to configure the Router.
Proceed to Step 2: Configure the PCs on the next page.
In Step 1, you wi l connect the Router to your cable or DSL modem and to the com-
puters in your home or business.
First, make sure that a l devices you’ l be working with are powered down, includ-
ing your PCs, modem, and the Router.
A.
If you haven’t already done so, connect your cable or DSL modem to its proper
connection—the coaxial jack for cable (Figure A
1
), or the phone jack for DSL
(Figure A
2
). (Fo low the instructions from your cable or DSL modem’s insta lation
guide.)
In Step 2, you wil configure each of your computers to be able to communicate with
the Router.
To do this, you need to configure your PC’s network setings to obtain an IP (or
TCP/IP) address automaticaly (caled DHCP). Computers use IP addresses to com-
municate with each other across a network or the Internet.
Find out which operating system your computer is running, such as Windows 95, 98,
Milennium, NT 4.0, 2000, or XP.
You wil need to know which operating system your computer is running. You can
find out by clicking the
Start
buton and then going to the
Setings
option. Then
click
Control Panel
, and then double-click the
System
icon. If your Start menu
doesn’t have a Setings option, you’re running Windows XP. Click the
Cancel
buton
when done.
You may need to do this for each computer you are connecting to the Router.
The next few pages tel you, step by step, how to configure your network setings
based on the type of Windows operating system you are using. Once you've config-
ured your computers, continue to Step 3: Configure the Router.
A.
Go to the Network screen by clicking the
Start
buton. Click
Setings
and then
Control
Panel
. From there, double-click the
Network
icon.
B.
On the Configuration tab, select the
TCP/IP
line
for the applicable Ethernet adapter*. If
the word
TCP/IP
appears by itself, select that
line.** Click the
Properties
buton.
C.
Click the
IP Address
tab. Select
Obtain an IP
address automaticaly
.
D.
Now click the
Gateway
tab to ensure that the
Instaled Gateway field is left blank. Click the
OK
buton.
E.
Click the
OK
buton again. Windows may ask
you for the original Windows instalation disk
or additional files. Supply them by pointing to
the correct file location, e.g., D:\win98,
D:\win9x, c:\windows\options\cabs, etc. (if
“D” is the leter of your CD-ROM drive).
F.
Windows may ask you to restart your PC.
Click the
Yes
buton. If Windows does not ask
you to restart, restart your computer anyway.
*Note: Do not choose a TCP/IP entry whose name mentions DUN, PPPoE, VPN, or
AOL.
**Note:
If there is no TCP/IP line listed, refer to the User Guide found on the Setup
Wizard CD-ROM or your Ethernet adapter’s user guide to instal TCP/IP now.
A.
Go to the Network screen by clicking the
Start
buton. Click
Settings
and then
Control
Panel
. From there, double-click the
Network
and Dial-up Connections
icon.
B.
Select the
Local Area Connection
icon for
the applicable Ethernet adapter* (usualy it is
the first Local Area Connection listed). Double-
click the
Local Area Connection
.
C.
The Local Area Connection Status screen wil
appear. Click the
Properties
buton.
D.
Select
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
, and click
the
Properties
buton.
E.
Select
Obtain an IP address automaticaly
.
Once the new window appears, click the
OK
buton. Click the
OK
buton again to complete
the PC configuration.
F.
Restart your computer.
*Note: Do not choose a TCP/IP entry whose
name mentions DUN, PPPoE, VPN, or AOL.
The folowing instructions assume you are run-
ning Windows XP with the default interface. If you
are using the Classic interface (where the icons
and menus look like previous Windows versions),
please folow the instructions for Windows 2000.
A.
Click to the Network screen by clicking the
Start
buton and then
Control Panel
. From
there,
click the
Network and Internet
Connections
icon and then the
Network
Connections
icon.
B.
Select the
Local Area Connection
icon for
the applicable Ethernet adapter (usualy it is
the first Local Area Connection listed).
Double-click the
Local Area Connection
.
C.
The Local Area Connection Status screen wil
appear. Click the
Properties
buton.
D.
Select
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
, and click
the
Properties
buton.
E.
Select
Obtain an IP address automaticaly
.
Once the new window appears, click the
OK
buton. Click the
OK
buton again (or the
Close
buton if any setings were changed) to
complete the PC configuration.
F.
Restart your computer.
If you are running:
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium
If you are running:
Windows 2000
If you are running:
Windows XP
If you are doing a brand new setup,
please use the Fast Start guide to get
you up and running quickly!
Fast Start
Cable/DSL Router
With 4-Port Switch
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Broadband Networking
Cable or DSL
Modem
Cable/DSL Router
PC with Ethernet Adapter
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ok with Ethernet Adapter
This is What You Will Be Setting Up
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Help
Step 3: Configure the Router
Configure Router
Help
Help
Help
Help
Help
Configure Router
Configure Router
Configure Router
Configure Router
?
My
WAN Link
LED isn’t lit. What should I check?
-
Check that the cable you are using between your cable or DSL modem and
the Router is the same cable that came with your modem. Depending on
the type of connection your modem uses, you may need either a “straight-
through” or “crossover” Ethernet cable (the “straight-through” type is
more common).
Some of the lights on the front of the Router don’t light up when I plug in a PC.
-
Only the
Link/Act
LED is required for a connection to work co rectly.
3.
I cannot get onto the Internet, nor can I access the Router’s Setup page.
What should I check?
A.
First check that the cable or DSL modem and computers are properly connected
to the Router. See Question #2 for how to verify that the connections are good.
B.
Then, check that you have properly configured your PCs to communicate with the
Router. Below you wi l find instructions for the various versions of Windows.
-
Windows 95, 98, or ME
Click the
Start
menu, and then click
Run
. After the Run window appears,
enter
winipcfg
in the Open field, and then click the
OK
bu ton.
When the IP Configuration window appears, click the
gray box
with a black
a row pointing down.
A list of adapters wi l appear. Select the
adapter
that you use to connect
to the Internet. These items should not contain “PPP”, “VPN”, “AOL”, or
“Dial-Up adapter” as part of the entry.
The IP Address field should show an IP address of 192.168.1.100 or
192.168.1.xxx, with “xxx” being any number greater than 100.
If your IP address is not in that range, hold the reset bu ton on the front of
the Router for more than 30 seconds. This wi l cause your Router to be set
to factory default, so you wi l need to re-configure the Router's Setup page.
After re-configuring the Setup page, restart the computer.
-
Windows NT, 2000, and XP
Click the
Start
menu, and then click
Run
. After the Run window appears,
enter
cmd
in the Open field, and then click the
OK
bu ton.
This wi l open a command prompt. Enter
ipconfig /a l
and then press the
Enter
key.
The IP Address field should show an IP address of 192.168.1.100 or
192.168.1.xxx, with “xxx” being any number greater than 100.
If your IP address is not in that range, hold the reset bu ton on the front of
the Router for more than 30 seconds. This wi l cause your Router to be set
to factory default, so you wi l need to re-configure the Router's Setup page.
After re-configuring the Setup page, restart the computer.
C.
Now you wi l configure some se tings in Windows.
-
Go to your desktop and double-click
My Computer
, and then double-click
Control Panel (
Windows XP users using the default interface, click
Start
, and
then select
Control Panel
).
-
When the Control Panel window pops up, double-click the
Internet Options
icon
(Windows XP users using the default interface, click
Network and Internet
Connections
, and then click
Internet Options
).
-
When the Internet Options window appears, click the
Connections
tab.
-
Check
Never Dial Up a Connection
. (If this choice is grayed out, that is fine.)
-
Click the
LAN Se tings …
bu ton in the lower right-hand corner.
-
When the Local Area Network (LAN) Se tings window appears,
uncheck a l boxes
.
-
Click the
OK
bu ton and the
Apply
bu ton (the
Apply
bu ton wi l be grayed out if
you did not have to make any changes). Then click the
OK
bu ton again.
-
Exit the Control Panel, and restart your computer.
4.
When I click on the icon to access the Internet, and enter the user name
and password that my ISP gave me, I cannot connect to the Internet. What
is wrong?
This means that you’re using the software given to you by your ISP. Please use
Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, which is located on your desktop (located
on the Start Menu in Windows XP).
5.
When I use Internet Explorer, a box pops up prompting me to dial up a
connection. How can I disable that?
A.
Go to your desktop and double-click
My Computer
, and then double-click
Control Panel (
Windows XP users using the default interface, click
Start
, and
then select
Control Panel
).
B.
When the Control Panel window pops up, double-click the
Internet Options
icon
(Windows XP users using the default interface, click
Network and Internet
Connections
, and then click
Internet Options
).
C.
When the Internet Options window appears, click the
Connections
tab.
D.
Check
Never Dial Up a Connection
.
E.
Click the
Apply
bu ton.
F.
Click the
OK
bu ton.
6.
When I click the
Apply
bu ton on the setup page of the Router, I get
prompted for my user name and password again. I try to enter
admin
for
the password, but I get a red screen after 3 tries. How do I fix this?
A.
Go to your desktop, and double-click the
Internet Explorer
icon (located on the
Start Menu for Windows XP).
B.
When Internet Explorer appears, enter
h tp://192.168.1.1/Passwd.htm
in the
Address field, and click
Go
.
C.
The Enter Network Password screen wi l appear (Windows XP users wi l see a
Connect to 192.168.1.1 window).
D.
Leave the user name field blank. Type
admin
in the Password field. Then click
the
OK
bu ton.
E.
You should now be at the Password page of the Router’s utility.
F.
Select the first field that displays a series of asterisks, *********** (Windows XP
users wi l see a series of bu lets), and delete each
*
. (Make sure this field is left
blank.)
G.
Select the second field that displays a series of asterisks, *********** (Windows
XP users wi l see a series of bu lets), and delete each
*
. (Make sure this field is
left blank.)
H.
Click the
Apply
bu ton and then the
Continue
bu ton.
I.
Now the Router does not have a password.
You should now be able to click the Apply bu ton on the Setup page. Don’t forget to
add a password later.
7.
I tried the suggestions above and sti l cannot get access to the Internet
from my Router. What can I do?
You can refer to the Troubleshooting appendix of the User Guide on the Setup Wizard CD-
ROM, or you can get additional assistance through one of the resources listed below.
Technical Support
800-326-7114 (to l free from U.S. or Canada)
949-271-5465 (6:00 am to 5:00 pm PST, M-F)
Email Support
support@linksys.com
Website
h tp: /www.linksys.com or h tp: /support.linksys.com
FTP Site
ftp: /ftp.linksys.com
Sales Information
800-546-5797 (800-LINKSYS)
4. RAS
RAS is a service used in Singapore
only. If you are using a RAS connec-
tion, check with your ISP for the
necessary setup information.
5. PPTP
PPTP is a service used in Europe
only. If you are using a PPTP con-
nection, check with your ISP for the
necessary setup information.
2.
Static IP Address or Specify an IP Address
If your ISP says that you are con-
necting through a static or fixed IP
address from your ISP, perform
these steps:
a.
Select
Static IP
as the WAN
Connection Type.
b.
Enter the
IP Address
.
c.
Enter the
Subnet Mask
.
d.
Enter the
Gateway Address
.
e.
Enter the
DNS
in the 1, 2, and/or
3 fields. You need to enter at
least one DNS address.
f.
Click the
Apply
and
Continue
butons to save the setings.
3. PPPoE
If your DSL provider says that you
are connecting through PPPoE or if
you normaly enter a user name and
password to access the Internet,
perform these steps:
a.
Select
PPPoE
as the WAN
Connection Type.
b.
Enter the
User Name
.
c.
Enter the
Password
.
d.
Click the
Apply
and
Continue
butons to save the setings.
e.
Click the
Status
tab, and then click the
Connect
buton to start the connection.
C.
The Router configuration screen wil appear with the Setup tab selected. Based
on the setup instructions from your ISP, you may need to provide the folowing
information.
Host Name
and
Domain Name
:
These fields alow you to provide a host name
and domain name for the Router. These fields are usualy left blank. If requested
by your ISP (usualy cable ISPs), complete these two fields.
Device IP Address
and
Subnet Mask
: The values for the Router’s IP Address
and Subnet Mask are shown on the Setup screen. The default value is
192.168.1.1 for the IP Address and 255.255.255.0 for the Subnet Mask. Leave
these setings alone.
D.
The Router supports five connection types: DHCP (obtain an IP automaticaly),
PPPoE, Static IP Address, RAS, and PPTP. These types are listed in the drop-down
menu for the
WAN Connection Type
seting. Each Setup screen and available
features wil difer depending on what kind of connection type you select.
Proceed to the instructions for the connection type you are using.
1.
DHCP or Obtain an IP Address Automaticaly
If your ISP says that you are con-
necting through DHCP or a dynamic
IP address from your ISP, perform
these steps:
a.
Select
Obtain an IP automati-
caly
as the WAN Connection
Type.
b.
Click the
Apply
and
Continue
butons to save the seting.
2.
I’m having problems connecting to the Internet, what LEDs should be lit on
the front of the Router?
Each Router’s LED wi l light up for any proper connection made on the back of
the Router—whether it is an
Ethernet cable or power cord.
For example, the fo lowing are
typical LEDs that light up once a
computer and a cable or DSL modem are connected:
-
When the Router is turned on (the power adapter is plugged into the
Router), the
Power
LED lights up.
-
When an Ethernet cable is properly connected between a PC and Port 4 of
the Router, the
Link/Act
,
Ful/Col
, and
100
LEDs in Column 4 light up.
-
A cable or DSL modem connection causes the
WAN Link
LED to light up.
The Help section contains the most frequently asked Internet connection questions.
If you have additional setup needs or you wish to get information on the Advanced
Features, please visit
kb.linksys.com
or see the User Guide, which contains a
Troubleshooting appendix (available on the Setup Wizard CD-ROM).
1.
I’m not sure what information I need from my Internet Service Provider
(ISP) to get my network up and running.
What questions should I ask?
What type of connection do I have: dynamic IP address, static IP address, or PPPoE?
If I am using a dynamic IP address, I should ask:
-
What is my Host Name (if needed)?
-
What is my Domain Name (if needed)?
If I am using a static IP address, I should ask:
-
What is my IP Address?
-
What is my Gateway?
-
What is my DNS?
If I am using PPPoE (typica ly used by DSL ISPs), I should ask:
-
What is my User Name?
-
What is my Password?
After you obtain the information, fo low the instructions in the Fast Start - Step 3:
Configure the Router, and use this information to enter on the Setup tab. In the WAN
Connection Type section, refer to the chart on the next page:
E.
If you haven’t already done so, click the
Apply
buton and then the
Continue
but-
ton to save your Setup setings. Close the web browser.
F.
Reset the power on your cable or DSL modem.
G.
Restart your computers so that they can obtain the Router’s new setings.
Note: If you need advanced set-
ting information, please refer to
the Linksys support website at
support.linksys.com
or the User Guide on the Setup Wizard CD-ROM.
Congratulations! You’ve successfuly configured the Router. Test the setup by
opening
your
web
browser
from
any
computer
and
entering
www.linksys.com/registration
.
If you are unable to reach our website, you may want to review what you did in
this section or refer to the Help section in this Fast Start guide.
In Step 3, you wil configure the Router to be able to gain access to the Internet
through your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
You wil need the setup information pro-
vided by your ISP.
If you do not have this information, please contact your ISP before
proceeding. To find out what questions you should ask your ISP, refer to Question #1
in the Help section.
The instructions from your ISP tel you how to set up your PC for Internet access.
Because you are now using the Router to share Internet access among several com-
puters, you wil use the setup information to configure the Router instead of your PC.
Note:You only need to configure the Router once using the first computer you set up.
A.
Open your web browser. (It is al
right if you get an eror mes-
sage at this point. Continue fol-
lowing these directions.) Enter
htp://192.168.1.1
in the web browser’s Address field. Press the
Enter
key.
B.
An Enter Network Password window, shown in Figure B
1
, wil appear (Windows
XP users wil see a Connect to 192.168.1.1 window, shown in Figure B
2
). Leave
the User Name field empty, and enter
admin
in lowercase leters in the Password
field (
admin
is the default password). Then, click the
OK
buton.
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Dynamic IP
Address (DHCP)
1.
Select
Obtain an IP automatica ly
as the WAN
Connection Type.
2.
Click the
Apply
and
Continue
bu tons to save the se ting.
PPPoE
1.
Select
PPPoE
as the WAN Connection Type.
2.
Enter the
User Name
.
3.
Enter the
Password
.
4.
Click the
Apply
and
Continue
bu tons to save the se tings.
Static IP Address
1.
Select
Static IP
as the WAN Connection Type.
2.
Enter the
IP Address
.
3.
Enter the
Subnet Mask
.
4.
Enter the
Gateway Address
.
5.
Enter the
DNS
in the 1, 2, and/or 3 fields. You need to
enter at least one DNS address.
6.
Click the
Apply
and
Continue
bu tons to save the se tings.
RAS or PPTP
If you are using RAS (Singapore SingTel) or PPTP (service
in Europe), check with your ISP for the necessary setup
information.
More advanced functions and additional details
are available in the User Guide on the Setup
Wizard CD-ROM or at the Linksys website,
www.linksys.com
.
A
D
1
D
2
D
5
G
D
4
D
3
Perform these steps:
If you have this type
of connection:
B
1
B
2
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