Perform the steps below to make adjustments to your Linksys router through the web-based setup page:
This type of router configuration is ideal for connecting to a modem in Automatic Configuration- DHCP Mode. Having your modem and router operate as DHCP servers under the same network may cause IP addressing conflicts. To prevent this issue, you can change the router’s IP address range.
NOTE: Make sure the modem is not connected to the router while doing the following steps. Otherwise, you might end up accessing the modem’s web-based setup page.
Access the router’s web-based setup page by entering 192.168.1.1 in your browser’s Address bar. Once you get a login prompt, leave the username blank and enter “admin” for the password. If you changed the login details, use those details instead.
On the Internet Setup section, click the drop-down arrow for Internet Connection Type then select Automatic Configuration – DHCP.
Change the value of the third box in the IP Address field. The Subnet Mask should be 255.255.255.0. In this example, the IP address used is 192.168.2.1.
Click Save Settings and close the router’s web-based setup page.
On your computer, open the command prompt then type “ipconfig/release” then press [Enter]. Then type “ipconfig/renew” and press [Enter] again to refresh the computer’s IP address. Remember to use the new IP address of your router (192.168.2.1) the next time you access the router’s web-based setup page.
Now that you have configured the settings of the router, you can connect the modem to the Internet port of the router using an Ethernet cable.
Your private network is now secure. You may exit the browsing window.