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Linksys WRT54GC User Manual

Linksys wireless-g broadband router user guide.
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WRT54GC
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    ® A Division of Cisco Systems, Inc. Compact Wireless-G User Guide Broadband Router WIRELESS WRT54GC Model No.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Copyright and Trademarks Specifications are subject to change without notice. Linksys is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. Copyright © 2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction Welcome What’s in this Guide? Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network Network Topology Ad-Hoc versus Infrastructure Mode Network Layout Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Back Panel The Front Panel The Bottom Panel The Top Panel...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Applications and Gaming Tab - DMZ The Administration Tab - Management The Administration Tab - Log The Administration Tab - Diagnostics The Administration Tab - Factory Defaults The Administration Tab - Firmware Upgrade The Status Tab - Router The Status Tab - Local Network The Status Tab - Wireless Appendix A: Troubleshooting...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router List of Figures Figure 3-1: The Router’s Back Panel Figure 3-2: The Router’s Front Panel Figure 3-3: The Router’s Bottom Panel Figure 3-4: The Router’s Top Panel Figure 4-1: Connecting your Broadband Modem Figure 4-2: Connecting Your Network Devices Figure 4-3: Connecting the Power Figure 4-4: Diagram for Connection to Another Router Figure 4-5: Connecting Another Router...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Figure 5-20: Wireless Tab - Wireless Client List Figure 5-21: Wireless Tab - Advanced Wireless Settings Figure 5-22: Security Tab - Firewall Figure 5-23: Security Tab - VPN Passthrough Figure 5-24: Access Restrictions Tab - Internet Access Policy Figure 5-25: Access Restrictions Tab - Summary Figure 5-26: Access Restrictions Tab - Internet Access PCs List Figure 5-27: Applications and Gaming Tab - Port Range Forwarding...

  • Page 7: Chapter 1: Introduction, Welcome

    Linksys recommends using the Setup CD-ROM for first-time installation of the Router. If you do not wish to run the Setup Wizard on the Setup CD-ROM, then use the instructions in this Guide to help you connect the Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router, set it up, and configure it to bridge your different networks.

  • Page 8: What's In This Guide

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router What’s in this Guide? This user guide covers the steps for setting up and using the Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router. • Chapter 1: Introduction This chapter describes the Router’s applications and this User Guide. • Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network This chapter describes the basics of wireless networking.

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    • Appendix I: Regulatory Information This appendix supplies the regulatory information regarding the Router. • Appendix J: Contact Information This appendix provides contact information for a variety of Linksys resources, including Technical Support. Chapter 1: Introduction What’s in this Guide?

  • Page 10: Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network, Network Topology, Ad-hoc Versus Infrastructure Mode, Network Layout

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network Network Topology A wireless local area network (WLAN) is exactly like a regular local area network (LAN), except that each computer in the WLAN uses a wireless device to connect to the network. Computers in a WLAN share the same frequency channel and SSID, which is an identification name shared by the wireless devices belonging to the same wireless network.

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    Linksys's switches (such as the EZXS55W or EZXS88W). With these, and many other, Linksys products, your networking options are limitless. Go to the Linksys website at www.linksys.com for more information about products that work with the Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router.

  • Page 12: Chapter 3: Getting To Know The Compact Wireless-g Broadband Router, The Back Panel

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Back Panel The Router’s ports and Reset button are located on the back panel of the Router. Figure 3-1: The Router’s Back Panel Ethernet 1, 2, 3, 4 These ports (1, 2, 3, 4) connect the Router to your networked PCs and other Ethernet network devices.

  • Page 13: The Front Panel, Figure 3-2: The Router's Front Panel

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Front Panel The Router’s LEDs, which indicate the status of the Router and network activities, are located on the front panel. Figure 3-2: The Router’s Front Panel Wireless Green. The WLAN LED flashes when there is a successful wireless connection. Ethernet 1, 2, 3, 4 Green.

  • Page 14: The Bottom Panel, Figure 3-3: The Router's Bottom Panel

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Bottom Panel The Router’s Reset button is located on the bottom panel. To access the button, turn the stand perpendicular to the Router. Use a sharp object like a pencil to push in the button. Figure 3-3: The Router’s Bottom Panel RESET Button There are two ways to reset the Router's factory defaults.

  • Page 15: The Top Panel, Figure 3-4: The Router's Top Panel

    To access the SMA Port, flip open the tab. To attach the antenna, insert the base of the antenna into the SMA port and tighten it clockwise by hand. Figure 3-4: The Router’s Top Panel Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Top Panel OPTIONAL LINKSYS LONGER RANGE ANTENNA (HGA7S) ANTENNA BASE SMA Port...

  • Page 16: Chapter 4: Connecting The Compact Wireless-g Broadband Router, Overview

    Broadband Router Overview Linksys recommends using the Setup Wizard on the Setup CD-ROM for first-time installation of the Router. For advanced users, you may follow the instructions in this chapter, and then configure the Router through its Web- based Utility (refer to “Chapter 5: Configuring the Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router”).

  • Page 17: Figure 4-2: Connecting Your Network Devices, Figure 4-3: Connecting The Power

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router 4. Connect a standard Ethernet network cable from one of the Router’s numbered ports to your network PC or Ethernet device. Figure 4-2: Connecting Your Network Devices 5. Connect the AC power adapter to the Router's Power port. Then connect the other end to an electrical outlet. Only use the power adapter supplied with the Router.

  • Page 18: Hardware Installation For Connection To Another Router, Figure 4-4: Diagram For Connection To Another Router

    Chapter 4: Connecting the Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Hardware Installation for Connection to Another Router NOTE: Steps 1-4 are instructions for a typical Linksys router; however, if you are using a non- Linksys router, refer to the other router’s documentation for instructions on how to change its local IP address to 192.168.2.1.

  • Page 19: Figure 4-6: Connecting Your Network Devices, Figure 4-7: Connecting The Power

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router 9. Decide which network computers or Ethernet devices you want to connect to the Router. Disconnect the selected computers or devices from the other router, and then connect them to the Router’s numbered ports using standard Ethernet network cabling. Figure 4-6: Connecting Your Network Devices 10.

  • Page 20: Chapter 5: Configuring The Compact Wireless-g Broadband Router, Overview

    Broadband Router Overview Linksys recommends using the Setup Wizard on the Setup CD-ROM for first-time installation of the Router. For advanced users, you may follow the instructions in the previous chapter, “Chapter 4: Connecting the Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router”, and then configure the Router through its Web-based Utility.

  • Page 21: How To Access The Web-based Utility, The Setup Tab - Basic Setup

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router How to Access the Web-based Utility To access the Web-based Utility, launch Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, and enter the Router’s default IP address, 192.168.1.1, in the Address field. Then press Enter. A password request page will appear. Leave the User Name field blank. The first time you open the Web-based Utility, use the default password admin.

  • Page 22: Figure 5-4: Static Ip Connection Type, Figure 5-5: Pppoe Connection Type

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router • Static IP. If you are required to use a permanent IP address to connect to the Internet, select Static IP. Internet IP Address. This is the Router’s IP address, when seen from the Internet. Your ISP will provide you with the IP Address you need to specify here.

  • Page 23: Figure 5-6: Pptp Connection Type

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Connect on Demand: Max Idle Time. You can configure the Router to cut the Internet connection after it has been inactive for a specified period of time (Max Idle Time). If your Internet connection has been terminated due to inactivity, Connect on Demand enables the Router to automatically re-establish your connection as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again.

  • Page 24: Figure 5-7: Static Dhcp Client List, Figure 5-8: Dhcp Client Table

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router DHCP Server Settings The settings allow you to configure the Router’s Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server function. The Router can be used as a DHCP server for your network. A DHCP server automatically assigns an IP address to each computer on your network.

  • Page 25: The Setup Tab - Ddns, Figure 5-9: Dyndns.org

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Time Settings Change the time zone in which your network functions from this pull-down menu. Click the checkbox if you want the Router to automatically adjust for daylight savings time. Change these settings as described here and click the Save Settings button to apply your changes or Cancel Changes to cancel your changes.

  • Page 26: The Setup Tab - Mac Address Clone, Figure 5-10: Tzo.com

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router TZO.com E-mail Address, Password, and Domain Name. Enter the Email Address, Password, and Domain Name of the service you set up with TZO. Internet IP Address. The Router’s current Internet IP Address is displayed here. Because it is dynamic, this will change.

  • Page 27: The Setup Tab - Advanced Routing, Figure 5-12: Setup Tab - Advanced Routing (gateway)

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Setup Tab - Advanced Routing This tab is used to set up the Router’s advanced functions. Operating Mode allows you to select the type(s) of advanced functions you use. Dynamic Routing will automatically adjust how packets travel on your network. Static Routing sets up a fixed route to another network destination.

  • Page 28: The Wireless Tab - Basic Wireless Settings, Figure 5-14: Wireless Tab - Basic Wireless Settings

    Make sure this setting is the same for all devices in your wireless network. For added security, you should change the default SSID (linksys) to a unique name. Channel. Select the appropriate channel from the list provided to correspond with your network settings. All devices in your wireless network must broadcast on the same channel in order to communicate.

  • Page 29: The Wireless Tab - Wireless Security, Figure 5-15: Wireless Tab - Wireless Security (wep)

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Wireless Tab - Wireless Security The Wireless Security settings configure the security of your wireless network. There are three wireless security mode options supported by the Router: WPA Personal, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Mixed Mode and WEP. (WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy).

  • Page 30: Figure 5-17: Wireless Tab - Wireless Security (wpa2 Personal)

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router WPA2 Personal. WPA2 gives you one encryption method, AES, with dynamic encryption keys. Enter a Passphrase of 8-63 characters. Then enter a Group Key Renewal period, which instructs the Router how often it should change the encryption keys. WPA2 Mixed Mode.

  • Page 31: The Wireless Tab - Wireless Mac Filter, Figure 5-19: Wireless Tab - Wireless Mac Filter

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Wireless Tab - Wireless MAC Filter Wireless access can be filtered by using the MAC addresses of the wireless devices transmitting within your network’s radius. Wireless MAC Filter Access Restrictions To filter wireless users by MAC Address, either permitting or blocking access, click Enabled. If you do not wish to filter users by MAC Address, select Disabled.

  • Page 32: The Wireless Tab - Advanced Wireless Settings, Figure 5-21: Wireless Tab - Advanced Wireless Settings

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Wireless Tab - Advanced Wireless Settings This tab is used to set up the Router’s advanced wireless functions. These settings should only be adjusted by an expert administrator as incorrect settings can reduce wireless performance. Advanced Wireless Wireless-G Settings Authentication Type.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Fragmentation Threshold. This value specifies the maximum size for a packet before data is fragmented into multiple packets. If you experience a high packet error rate, you may slightly increase the Fragmentation Threshold. Setting the Fragmentation Threshold too low may result in poor network performance. Only minor reduction of the default value is recommended.

  • Page 34: The Security Tab - Firewall, Figure 5-22: Security Tab - Firewall

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Security Tab - Firewall The Firewall screen offers Filters and the option to Block WAN Requests. Filters block specific Internet data types and block anonymous Internet requests. To enable a feature, select Enabled from the drop-down menu. To disable a feature, select Disabled from the drop-down menu.

  • Page 35: The Security Tab - Vpn Passthrough, The Access Restrictions Tab - Internet Access Policy

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Security Tab - VPN Passthrough Use the settings on this tab to allow VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP, or PPTP protocols to pass through the Router’s firewall. VPN Passthrough IPSec Passthrough. Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) is a suite of protocols used to implement secure exchange of packets at the IP layer.

  • Page 36: Figure 5-25: Access Restrictions Tab - Summary

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router On the Internet Access PCs List screen, you can select a PC by MAC Address or IP Address. You can also enter a range of IP Addresses if you want this policy to affect a group of PCs. After making your changes, click the Save Settings button to apply your changes or Cancel Changes to cancel your changes.

  • Page 37: The Applications And Gaming Tab - Port Range Forwarding

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Applications and Gaming Tab - Port Range Forwarding The Port Range Forwarding screen allows you to set up public services on your network, such as web servers, ftp servers, e-mail servers, or other specialized Internet applications. (Specialized Internet applications are any applications that use Internet access to perform functions such as videoconferencing or online gaming.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol). A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. Data is passed from SNMP agents, which are hardware and/or software processes reporting activity in each network device (hub, router, bridge, etc.) to the workstation console used to oversee the network. The agents return information contained in a MIB (Management Information Base), which is a data structure that defines what is obtainable from the device and what can be controlled (turned off, on, etc.).

  • Page 39: The Applications & Gaming Tab - Port Range Triggering

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Applications & Gaming Tab - Port Range Triggering The Port Range Triggering screen allows the Router to watch outgoing data for specific port numbers. The IP address of the computer that sends the matching data is remembered by the Router, so that when the requested data returns through the Router, the data is pulled back to the proper computer by way of IP address and port mapping rules.

  • Page 40: The Applications And Gaming Tab - Dmz, Figure 5-29: Applications And Gaming Tab - Dmz

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Applications and Gaming Tab - DMZ The DMZ feature allows one network user to be exposed to the Internet for use of a special-purpose service such as Internet gaming or videoconferencing. DMZ hosting forwards all the ports at the same time to one PC. The Port Range Forwarding feature is more secure because it only opens the ports you want to have opened, while DMZ hosting opens all the ports of one computer, exposing the computer to the Internet.

  • Page 41: The Administration Tab - Management, Figure 5-30: Administration Tab - Management

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Administration Tab - Management This section of the Administration tab allows the network’s administrator to manage specific Router functions for access and security. Management Router Password Router Password and Re-enter to Confirm. You can change the Router’s password from here. Enter a new Router password and then type it again in the Re-enter to Confirm field to confirm.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Backup and Restore Backup Settings. To back up the Router’s configuration, click this button and follow the on-screen instructions. Restore Settings. To restore the Router’s configuration, click this button and follow the on-screen instructions. (You must have previously backed up the Router’s configuration.) Change these settings as described here and click the Save Settings button to apply your changes or Cancel Changes to cancel your changes.

  • Page 43: The Administration Tab - Log, Figure 5-31: Administration Tab - Log, Figure 5-32: Incoming Log

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Administration Tab - Log The Router can keep logs of all traffic for your Internet connection. The Router can keep logs of all traffic for your Internet connection. To disable the Log function, keep the default setting, Disable.

  • Page 44: The Administration Tab - Diagnostics, Figure 5-33: Administration Tab - Diagnostics, Figure 5-34: Ping Test

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Administration Tab - Diagnostics The Ping test allows you to check the status of your Internet connection. Diagnostics Ping Test To IP or URL Address. Enter the IP address or URL that you want to ping. Packet Size.

  • Page 45: The Administration Tab - Factory Defaults, The Administration Tab - Firmware Upgrade

    Firmware Upgrade Before upgrading the firmware, download the Router’s firmware upgrade file from the Linksys website, www.linksys.com. Then extract the file. Please select a file to upgrade. In the field provided, enter the name of the extracted firmware upgrade file, or click the Browse button to find this file.

  • Page 46: The Status Tab - Router, Figure 5-38: Status Tab - Router

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Status Tab - Router The Router screen on the Status Tab displays information about the Router and its current settings. The on- screen information will vary depending on the Internet Connection Type you use. Router Information Firmware Version.

  • Page 47: The Status Tab - Local Network, Figure 5-39: Status Tab - Local Network

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Status Tab - Local Network The Local Network screen on the Status Tab displays the status of your network. Local Network MAC Address. This is the Router’s MAC Address, as seen on your local, Ethernet network. IP Address.

  • Page 48: The Status Tab - Wireless, Figure 5-41: Status Tab - Wireless

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router The Status Tab - Wireless The Wireless screen on the Status Tab displays the status of your Wireless-A and/or Wireless-G networks. Wireless Network MAC Address. This is the Router’s MAC Address, as seen on your local, wireless network. Mode.

  • Page 49: Appendix A: Troubleshooting, Common Problems And Solutions

    Provided are possible solutions to problems that may occur during the installation and operation of the Router. Read the descriptions below to help you solve your problems. If you can’t find an answer here, check the Linksys website at www.linksys.com.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router • For Windows 2000: 1. Click Start, Settings, and Control Panel. Double-click Network and Dial-Up Connections. 2. Right-click the Local Area Connection that is associated with the Ethernet adapter you are using, and select the Properties option. 3.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router B Open a command prompt. For Windows 98SE and Me: • Click Start and Run. In the Open field, type command. Press the Enter key or click the OK button. For Windows 2000 and XP: • Click Start and Run. In the Open field, type cmd. Press the Enter key or click the OK button. In the command prompt, type ping 192.168.1.1 and press the Enter key.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router 5. I am not able to access the Setup page of the Router’s web-based utility. • Refer to “Problem #2, I want to test my Internet connection” to verify that your computer is properly connected to the Router. •...

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router 7. I need to set up online game hosting or use other Internet applications. If you want to play online games or use Internet applications, most will work without doing any port forwarding or DMZ hosting. There may be cases when you want to host an online game or Internet application.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Follow these steps to set DMZ hosting: 1. Access the Router’s web-based utility by going to http://192.168.1.1 or the IP address of the Router. Go to the Applications & Gaming => Port Range Forwarding tab. 2. Disable or remove the entries you have entered for forwarding. Keep this information in case you want to use it at a later time.

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    Router to the factory default settings. In other words, the Router will revert to its original factory configuration. 12. I need to upgrade the firmware. 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.linksys.com. Follow these steps: 1.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router 15. I can’t access my e-mail, web or I am getting corrupted data from the Internet. The Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) setting may need to be adjusted. By default, the MTU is set at 1500. For most DSL users, it is strongly recommended to use MTU 1492. •...

  • Page 57: Frequently Asked Questions

    Does the Router support any operating system other than Windows 98SE, Windows Millennium, Windows 2000, or Windows XP? Yes, but Linksys does not, at this time, provide technical support for setup, configuration or troubleshooting of any non-Windows operating systems. Does the Router support ICQ send file? Yes, with the following fix: click ICQ menu ->...

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    How will I be notified of new Router firmware upgrades? All Linksys firmware upgrades are posted on the Linksys website at www.linksys.com, where they can be downloaded for free. To upgrade the Router’s firmware, use the Administration tab of the Router’s web-based utility.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router unless that version contains new features that you would like to use. Downloading a more current version of Router firmware will not enhance the quality or speed of your Internet connection, and may disrupt your current connection stability.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router How do I get mIRC to work with the Router? Under the Port Forwarding tab, set port forwarding to 113 for the PC on which you are using mIRC. Can the Router act as my DHCP server? Yes.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router What IEEE 802.11b features are supported? The product supports the following IEEE 802.11b functions: • CSMA/CA plus Acknowledge protocol • Multi-Channel Roaming • Automatic Rate Selection • RTS/CTS feature • Fragmentation • Power Management What IEEE 802.11g features are supported? The product supports the following IEEE 802.11g functions: •...

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router selects the right access point and registers its address. Communications between end node and host computer can then be transmitted up and down the backbone. As the user moves on, the end node’s RF transmitter regularly checks the system to determine whether it is in touch with the original access point or whether it should seek a new one.

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    You may also try using different channels, as this may eliminate interference affecting only one channel. You may also attach an optional external SMA antenna for longer range. If your questions are not addressed here, refer to the Linksys website, www.linksys.com. Appendix A: Troubleshooting...

  • Page 64: Appendix B: Wireless Security, Security Precautions, Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Appendix B: Wireless Security Linksys wants to make wireless networking as safe and easy for you as possible. The current generation of Linksys products provide several network security features, but they require specific action on your part for implementation.

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    This includes hackers. So, don’t broadcast the SSID. Wireless networking products come with a default SSID set by the factory. (The Linksys default SSID is “linksys”.) Hackers know these defaults and can check these against your network. Change your SSID to something unique and not something related to your company or the networking products you use.

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    These security recommendations should help keep your mind at ease while you are enjoying the most flexible and convenient technology Linksys has to offer. Appendix B: Wireless Security Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks...

  • Page 67: Appendix C: Upgrading Firmware, Figure C-1: Administration Tab - Firmware Upgrade

    To upgrade the Router’s firmware, follow these instructions: 1. Download the firmware from Linksys's website at www.linksys.com. Then extract the firmware file. 2. Click Firmware Upgrade from the Web-Utility's Administration tab, and the Upgrade Firmware screen will appear.

  • Page 68: Appendix D: Windows Help

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Appendix D: Windows Help Almost all Linksys wireless products require Microsoft Windows. Windows is the most used operating system in the world and comes with many features that help make networking easier. These features can be accessed through Windows Help and are described in this appendix.

  • Page 69: Appendix E: Finding The Mac Address And Ip Address For Your Ethernet Adapter

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter This section describes how to find the MAC address for your computer’s Ethernet adapter so you can use the MAC filtering and/or MAC address cloning feature of the Router. You can also find the IP address of your computer’s Ethernet adapter.

  • Page 70: For The Router's Web-based Utility, Figure E-4: Wireless Mac Filter List

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router 3. Write down the Physical Address as shown on your computer screen (Figure E-3); it is the MAC address for your Ethernet adapter. This appears as a series of numbers and letters. The MAC address/Physical Address is what you will use for MAC address cloning or MAC filtering. Note: The MAC address is also called the Physical Address.

  • Page 71: Appendix F: Glossary

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Appendix F: Glossary 802.11a - A wireless networking standard that specifies a maximum data transfer rate of 54Mbps and an operating frequency of 5GHz. 802.11b - A wireless networking standard that specifies a maximum data transfer rate of 11Mbps and an operating frequency of 2.4GHz.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Buffer - A shared or assigned memory area that is used to support and coordinate different computing and networking activities so one isn't held up by the other. Byte - A unit of data that is usually eight bits long Cable Modem - A device that connects a computer to the cable television network, which in turn connects to the Internet.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router DTIM (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) - A message included in data packets that can increase wireless efficiency. Dynamic IP Address - A temporary IP address assigned by a DHCP server. EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) - A general authentication protocol used to control network access. Many specific authentication methods work within this framework.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Infrastructure - A wireless network that is bridged to a wired network via an access point. IP (Internet Protocol) - A protocol used to send data over a network. IP Address - The address used to identify a computer or device on a network. IPCONFIG - A Windows 2000 and XP utility that displays the IP address for a particular networking device.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Passphrase - Used much like a password, a passphrase simplifies the WEP encryption process by automatically generating the WEP encryption keys for Linksys products. PEAP (Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol) - A mutual authentication method that uses a combination of digital certificates and another system, such as passwords.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) - Market segment of professionals who work at home or in small offices. SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) Firewall - A technology that inspects incoming packets of information before allowing them to enter the network. Spread Spectrum - Wideband radio frequency technique used for more reliable and secure data transmission.

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Upload - To transmit a file over a network. URL (Uniform Resource Locator) - The address of a file located on the Internet. VPN (Virtual Private Network) - A security measure to protect data as it leaves one network and goes to another over the Internet.

  • Page 78: Appendix G: Specifications

    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Appendix G: Specifications Model WRT54GC Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b Channels 11 Channels (US, Canada) 13 Channels (Europe) 14 Channels (Japan) Ports Internet: One 10/100 RJ-45 Port LAN: Four 10/100 RJ-45 Switched Ports...

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    Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router Certifications FCC, IC-03, CE, Wi-Fi (802.11b, 802.11g), WPA Operating Temp. 0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104° F) Storage Temp. -20° C to 70° C (-4° F to 158° F) Operating Humidity 20% to 80% Non-Condensing Storage Humidity 10% to 90% Non-Condensing Warranty...

  • Page 80: Appendix H: Warranty Information

    Your exclusive remedy and Linksys' entire liability under this warranty will be for Linksys at its option to repair or replace the Product or refund Your purchase price less any rebates.

  • Page 81: Appendix I: Regulatory Information

    Canadian regulations. EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY (EUROPE) Linksys declares that this product conforms to the specifications listed below, following the provisions of the European R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC: EN 301 489-1, 301 489-17 General EMC requirements for Radio equipment.

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    Linksys vakuuttaa täten että dieses produkt tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien näiden direktiivien muiden ehtojen mukainen. Linksys déclare que le produit est conforme aux conditions essentielles et aux dispositions relatives à la directive 1999/5/EC. Belgique: Dans le cas d'une utilisation privée, à...

  • Page 83: Appendix J: Contact Information

    Can't find information about a product you want to buy on the web? Do you want to know more about networking with Linksys products? Give our advice line a call at: Or fax your request in to: If you experience problems with any Linksys product,...

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