How To Setup Network Diagnostics on Linksys Routers

Network Diagnostics Overview

This post will show you how to use the router’s Diagnostics feature. This includes configuring the router to send Ping messages to an internal host in order to test IP connectivity. This article is designed for network engineers, and anyone looking to test Linksys wireless router’s connectivity to internal/remote devices.

The Diagnostics feature allows you to test the router’s connectivity to your internal network and to the Internet. The router accomplishes this by send Ping messages to the specified device. If the router receives a response from the remote device, then your router can communicate with the remote device.

Network Diagnostics Setup Process

Step 1: Open your favorite web browser application, and enter the IP address 192.168.1.1 in the address field. Then press Enter.

Step 2: In the authentication dialog box, enter the administrator’s username and password. The default values are admin/admin for the username/password. However, on some Linksys router platforms, the default value for the username is the blank and for the password is admin.

Step 3: Click Administration.

Step 4: Click Diagnostics.

Step 5: In the Ping Target IP text box, enter the IP address of the remote/internal device.

Step 6: Enter the size the Ping packet in the Ping Size text box.

Step 7: Enter the number of Ping packets in the Number of Pings text box.

Step 8: In Ping Interval text box, enter the amount of time in milliseconds that the router should wait between two consecutive Pings.

Step 9: In the Ping Timeout text box, enter the amount of time in milliseconds that the router should wait before the Ping times out.

Step 10: Click Start Test.

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