Many digital subscriber line (DSL) modems are designed to directly connect to a single computer only, with no wireless capabilities. This is especially true of DSL modems older than a couple of years as of 2011. To expand the capabilities of the DSL Internet connection, a Linksys router is connectible to the DSL modem to allow multiple computers to share the single Internet connection. A wireless Linksys router enables the DSL connection to be shared wirelessly.
Plug one end of an Ethernet cable into the port on the DSL modem.
Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into the "Internet" port of the wireless Linksys router.
Connect a wireless device, such as a computer, to the SSID being broadcast by the Linksys router. By default, the wireless SSID name is "linksys."
- If any settings need to be changed in the router, connect a computer to the router and go to "192.168.1.1" in a Web browser.
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