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 126.96.36.199, then you must enter the URL http://188.8.131.52:2022 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.