Setup Linksys Router’s Management Options

This post will show you how to configure the Linksys router’s management settings. This includes configuring router access, management through SNMP, UPnP feature, IGMP-Proxy feature, and management via WLAN. This article is designed for network engineers, and anyone looking to Linksys router management.

The Linksys router’s web-based interface allows you to:

  • Change the username and the password of the router’s administrator account.
  • Configure the router’s remote access.
  • Enable Microsoft Windows to automatically configure the Linksys router for various purposes, such as connecting and disconnecting the router from the Internet, play online, talk online,…
  • Upgrade the router’s firmware remotely.
  • Manage the router through SNMP.
  • Manage the router from a wireless device.
  • Enhance Multicasting for your wireless devices.

To start configuring the router’s management settings, follow these steps:

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: Enter the administrator’s username in the Gateway Username text box.

Step 5: Enter the administrator’s password in the Gateway Password text box.

Step 6: In the Remote Gateway Access area:

  • Click Enable in order to be able to configure the router remotely.
  • Enter a number greater than 1024 and lower than 65535 in Management Port text box. For example, if you have entered a value of 2022 and the router’s public IP address is 74.23.21.152, then you must enter the URL http://74.23.21.152:2022 in order to open the router’s web-based interface.
  • In the Allowed IP drop-down menu, choose whether you want to configure the router from any computer, from a computer with a specific IP address, or from a couple of computers within a range of IP addresses.

Step 7: In the Remote Upgrade area, click Enable if you want to upgrade the router’s firmware remotely. If not, click Disable.

Step 8: In the SNMP area:

  • Click Enable so that you can manage the router through SNMP.
  • In the Allowed IP drop-down menu, choose whether you want to manage the router from any computer, from a computer with a specific IP address, or from a couple of computers within a range of IP addresses.
  • Enter a name for your router.
  • In the Get Community text box, enter the password the SNMP workstation should use to read the router configuration.
  • In the Set Community text box, Enter the password the SNMP workstation should use to modify the router configuration.
  • In the Trap to field, enter the IP address of the SNMP workstation that will receive the router’s traps. A trap is a message sent to the SNMP workstation upon a router’s event (Internet connection down/up, blocking unauthorized user…).

Step 9: In the UPnP section, click Enable in order to allow the Plug and Play feature. Otherwise, click Disable.

Step 10: In the IGMP-Proxy section, click Enable in order to allow multicasting for your wireless devices. Otherwise, click Disable.

Step 11: In the WLAN section, click enable in order to allow router’s management from a wireless computer. Otherwise, click Disable.

Step 12: Click Save Settings.

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