While reading through the User Guide you may see various icons that call attention to specific items. Below is a description of these icons: NOTE: This check. A Division of Cisco Systems, Inc. ®. Model No. Broadband Router. Wireless-G. WRT54GS. User Guide. WIRELESS. GHz. g with SpeedBooster. Model: WRT54GS. Package Contents. Wireless-G Broadband Router. • with SpeedBooster. Setup. •. Software and User Guide on CD. Network Cable.

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Model No: WRT54GS While reading through the User Guide you may see User Guide will refer to websites without including http://. This User Guide has been designed to make understanding networking with the Wireless-G Look for the following items when reading this User Guide. BEFW11S4 and WRT54G, as well as access points, including model . User Guide - Click the User Guide button to open the PDF file of this User Guide.

Download the firmware upgrade file from www. Click the Upgrade button. Page 24 To remotely manage the Router, enter http: All information is read-only.

Figure Note: If you do not have the Acrobat Reader, click the Adobe website link to download it. Advanced Tabs Advanced Tabs The following instructions are for advanced users or users whose setup needs require special configuration. When you click the Advanced tab, you will be able to set up these features.

There are five additional tabs available. Advanced Wireless - Allows you to customize data transmission settings for your wireless network.

Page 29 Transmission Rate The default setting is Auto. The range is from 1 to 54Mbps. The rate of data transmission should be set depending on the speed of your wireless network.

You can select from a range of transmission speeds, or keep the default setting, Auto, to have the Router automatically use the fastest possible data rate and enable the Auto-Fallback feature. Port Forwarding Summary To see a summary of all the policies, click the Summary button. To delete a policy, click its box, and then click the Delete button. Page 33 The following table shows the typical port forwarding settings for common Internet applications.

Linksys WRT54GS User Manual

Routing Routing On the Routing screen, you can set the routing mode of the Router. Gateway mode is recommended for most users. The Routing screen and available features will vary depending on which mode you select. Operating Mode Choose the correct working mode. Click the Refresh button to display the most up-to-date data.

Click the Close button to return to the Routing screen. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Router. Read the descrip- tions below to help you solve your problems.

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I need to set a static IP address on a PC. Page 37 For Windows Click Start, Settings, and Control Panel. Double-click Network and Dial-Up Connections. Right-click the Local Area Connection that is associated with the Ethernet adapter you are using, and select the Properties option. Page 38 B. Open a command prompt.

In the Open field, type in command. Press the Enter key or click the OK button.

In the Open field, type cmd. Page 39 IPSec server. Check the Linksys website for more information at www. I need to set up a server behind my Router and make it available to the public. Page 40 In order to upgrade the firmware with the latest features, you need to go to the Linksys website and download the latest firmware at www. Follow these steps: Go to the Linksys website at http: To upgrade the firmware, follow the steps in the System section found in Page 41 The upgrade could have failed for a number of reasons.

If the firmware upgrade failed, use the TFTP program it was downloaded along with the firmware. Yes, but Linksys does not, at this time, provide technical support for setup, con- figuration or troubleshooting of any non-Windows operating systems.

Page 43 Linksys website, www. How will I be notified of new Router firmware upgrades? All Linksys firmware upgrades are posted on the Linksys website at www. Consult your ISP to obtain this information. There are eleven available channels, ranging from 1 to 11 in North America.

If your questions are not addressed here, refer to the Linksys website, www.

Changing the Administrative Password on the Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router

Appendix B: For example, www. Type it into your web browser and you will wind up at the Linksys home page every time. Appendix C: Wireless vendors may use either name. All wireless devices compliant with the Page 48 It is case-sensitive and should not be longer than 16 alphanumeric characters. If you want to communicate with non-Linksys wireless prod- ucts, enter the WEP key manually on the non-Linksys wireless products.

Appendix D: Appendix E: Glossary The draft Page 51 Auto-negotiate - To automatically determine the correct settings.

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The term is often used with communications and networking. Backbone — It is useful when you are hosting your own website, FTP server, or other server behind a router, so people can find your site no matter how often the Internet IP address changes. Because a fixed frequency is not used, and only the transmitter and receiver know the hop patterns, interception of FHSS is extremely difficult.

Page 54 a corporation scale, or when it is necessary to connect the wired and wireless networks. IP Address - In the most widely installed level of the Internet Protocol IP today, an IP address is a binary digit number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet.

Page 55 Passphrase - Used much like a password, a passphrase simplifies the WEP encryption process by automatically generating the WEP encryption keys for Linksys products.

While IP takes care of handling the actual delivery of the data routing , UDP takes care of keeping track of the individual units of data called packets that a message is divided into for effi- cient delivery over the network. The unzipped files include a. It is missing some of the steps that we recommend.

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This file shows the changes made with each new version of the firmware. If there are no changes that may affect your system since the firmware version you currently have, we recommend not updating your firmware.

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Write down or screen-print all your router settings because they may disappear. Disconnect the router from the internet and from any computer other than the one doing the update.

Activity from any source other than the computer doing the update can make the update fail and require that the router be reset. Click on Tftp. This is the FTP tool that will load the new firmware to your router. Click on and navigate the file folder to the folder you unzipped to above. You will need to give Tftp your current router password or if this is your second attempt, possibly the default router password, usually admin,or see the release notes from the download file, or your router manual.

After the firmware update, your router administration password may be what it was before, or it may be changed back to the default usually admin,or see the release notes from the download file, or your manual. In your web browser, return to On the Status tab check that the Firmware version has changed. If it didnt, go back to the Tftp step and ensure that it is pointed to the correct folder and firmware In Restore them if they have changed.

If applicable, re-start the software firewall on the computer you used to apply the firmware update.When the Act LED flickers, the wireless network is active. Page 40 In order to upgrade the firmware with the latest features, you need to go to the Linksys website and download the latest firmware at www. Press the Enter key or click the OK button. The four most important APN settings are: 1.

Open a command prompt. Wireless vendors may use either name. But, after changing the WebUI, I can now create a new profile according to my choice.

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