The Linksys WRTH54GS router is powered by Broadcom BCM4704 chipset and it is compatible with the IEEE 802.11 b/g/n wireless network standards. The router supports the 2.4 GHz band and its data transfer speed ranges up to 54 Mbps. You can configure this router with a broadband modem or an existing router. The below section explains how to perform the Linksys WRTH54GS router setup.
Step-by-step instructions to perform the Linksys WRTH54GS router setup
Step 1: Physical setup
Connecting the router to a broadband modem
Turn off your modem.
Place your router close to the modem.
Make sure that the antennas are mounted properly on your router.
Now, get an Ethernet cable.
Insert an end of the cable to the Internet port on your router.
Connect the other end of the same Ethernet cable to the modem.
Now, connect your router to your PC using another Ethernet cable.
Now, turn on your modem, router, and PC.
Connecting the router to an existing router
You can connect a router to another router only if both routers are within the same IP range. So, before you start the Linksys router setup, make sure to set the IP address of the other router and the instructions are given below.You can connect a router to another router only if both routers are within the same IP range. So, before you start the Linksys router setup, make sure to set the IP address of the other router and the instructions are given below.
Go to your other router’s web-based setup page using its default IP address.
Click on the Setup tab.
Go to the Network Setup section followed by Local IP Address. In the given field, type the IP address of your Linksys router.
Click on the Save button.
Now, let’s see how to perform the Linksys WRTH54GS router setup using the other router.
Place both routers in a location where the network coverage is high.
Make sure that the antennas are mounted correctly on your Linksys router.
Now, connect the other router to the broadband modem using an Ethernet cable.
Using another Ethernet cable, connect your Linksys router to the other router.
Connect your PC to the router using the Ethernet cable.
Congratulations! You have successfully completed the physical setup of the Linksys WRTH54GS router.
Step 2: Configuring the router network and wireless settings
You can perform this step using the Setup wizard or SecureEasySetup. The below section explains the router network and wireless setup procedure using the Setup wizard.
On your computer, insert the setup CD-ROM of your Linksys WRTH54GS router.
As soon as you insert the CD, your Linksys router’s setup wizard will appear on the screen.
In case it fails to open, launch the setup wizard manually.
Perform the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
Check whether the Power, Internet, numbered LEDs are blinking on your router’s control panel. If yes, the setup is done correctly.
Now, if you are using the Cable, or DHCP, or DSL internet connection type, then the installation wizard will automatically detect it and complete the remaining set of steps.
If your connection type does not belong to those mentioned above, then you need to manually configure them.
Configure the network password and the other settings for your router when prompted.
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