Linksys setup

Before you begin

Please ensure that your modem/router is connected to your telephone line by a telephone cable and your computer is connected to your modem/router with a LAN cable. The difference between a telephone cable and a LAN cable can be seen here. Also, you need to conect your router to its power supply and its power supply to a free two-prong socket.


STEP 1: Log into the router from your computer

You will need to have a working network card or port with a computer attached in order to connect to the ADSL router. These instructions assume the default router setup, if they do not work, contact us. This guide assumes that you have set up all the physical connections as per the welcome note, found inside the router's box.

  1. Open a browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox etc.) and type in the address bar
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  3. The browser should ask you for username and password, use username: admin and password: admin (these are the default for Linksys routers, refer to your manual if they don't work)
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STEP 2: Configure the basic settings

  1. You should now see a interface that shows "Setup" at the top on the left Basic Setup.
  2. Fill in the following settings:
    • Encapsulation: RFC 2516 PPPoE
    • Multiplexing: LLC
    • Autodetect: Disabled
    • VPI: 8
    • VCI: 35
    • Username: Enter the username you've received from us
    • Password: Enter the password you've received from us
    • Time Zone: (GMT+02:00) Harare, Pretoria
    • --Leave all other settings as per default--
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STEP 3: Configure Wireless settings

To disable wireless connectivity (do this if you will not be using wireless)

  1. Click on Wireless.
  2. Configure the following under Basic Wireless Settings
    • Wireless Network Mode: Disabled.
  3. Click Save Settings to save the settings.
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To setup wireless connectivity

  1. Click on Wireless.
  2. Configure the following under Basic Wireless Settings
    • Name (SSID): Enter what you want to name your wireless network
    • Leave the other settings are per default
  3. Click Save Settings to save all the settings.
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  5. Click on Wireless Security.
  6. Under "Security Mode" select WAP2-Personal and the WPA2 menu will open up.
  7. Select 'TKIP or AES".
  8. Enter in a pre-shared key that you will remember so that you can put it in to any computers you wish to have connected wirelessly.
  9. Click Save Settings to save all the settings.
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STEP 4: Check to see if you're connected

  1. On the top menu, click on "Status"
  2. 3 quick checks to see if you're successfully connected:
    • The internet light on the modem will be green.
    • It will read Connected next to Interface.
    • The connect button will be greyed out. (ie, You will be unable to click on it)
  3. If the disconnect button greyed out is click on connect. You may have to be patient, it will turn red if there is a problem.
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