Cisco WKPC54G Installation guide

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• Run the Setup Wizard CD-ROM - It is strongly recommended that you
use the Setup Wizard CD-ROM to install the Router. Insert the Setup
Wizard CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and follow the on-screen
instructions.
• Use this Quick Installation guide - If you wish, you can use the Router’s
web-based utility to install the Router. Proceed to Step 1, and follow the
Quick Installation’s instructions.
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Instructions for installing the Wireless-G Notebook Adapter are in Step 3.
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Package Contents
• Wireless-G Broadband Router
• Wireless-G Notebook Adapter
• Two Setup CD-ROMs (one with
Symantec Internet Security)
• Two User Guides on CD-ROM
• Power Adapter
• Ethernet Network Cable
• Quick Installation Guide
• Registration Card
2.4 GHz Wireless-G
802.11g
Wireless
Model No.
Broadband Router and
Notebook Adapter Quick Installation
WKPC54G
Configure the Broadband Router
There are two ways to configure the Router. Choose one of the following:
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C
Connect the Broadband Router
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Before you begin, make sure
that you have the setup
information for your specific
type of Internet connection.
The installation technician from
your ISP should have left this
information with you after
installing your broadband
connection. If not, you can call
your ISP to request the settings.
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Make sure that all of your
network’s hardware is powered
off, including the Router, PCs,
and cable or DSL modem.
Connect one end of an
Ethernet network cable to one
of the ports (labeled 1-4) on
the back of the Router (Figure
C), and the other end to an
Ethernet port on a PC.
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Connect a different Ethernet
network cable from your cable
or DSL modem to the Internet
port on the Router’s back
panel. This is the only port that
will work for your modem
connection. (Figure E)
adapter is set to obtain an IP address
automatically. For more information,
refer to Windows Help.
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The Power LED will flash green
for a few seconds when the
Router goes through its selfdiagnostic test. This LED will stay
solidly lit when the self-test is
complete. If it does not stop
flashing, refer to “Appendix A:
Troubleshooting” of the User
Guide on the Setup CD-ROM.
Power on the PC you wish to
use to configure the Router.
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B
Connect the AC power
adapter to the Router’s Power
port and the other end into an
electrical outlet. (Figure G)
Proceed to Step 2.
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NOTE: Make sure your PC’s Ethernet
Power on the cable or DSL
modem.
Make sure the Power and
Internet LEDs on the front panel
light up green.
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These instructions will show you how
to configure the Router. You only
need to configure it once.
Repeat step C to connect
additional PCs or other network
devices to the Router.
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IMPORTANT: Make sure you use
the power adapter that is supplied
with the Router. Use of a different
power adapter could damage the
Router.
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Open your web browser. Enter
http://192.168.1.1 in its
Address field. Press the Enter
key. (Figure A)
A password request screen will
appear. Leave the User Name
field empty, and enter the
default password, admin, in
lowercase letters in the
Password field. (For added
security, you should later set a
new password, using the
Administration tab’s
Management screen of the
Web-based Utility). Then click
the OK button.
For the Internet Connection
Type setting, five connection
types are offered through the
drop-down menu. Each
Setup screen and available
features will differ depending
on which connection type
you select.
PPTP connection, check with your
ISP for setup information. (D5)
HeartBeat Signal: HeartBeat Signal
is a service used in Australia only. If
you are using a HeartBeat Signal
connection, check with your ISP for
setup information. (D6)
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Internet Configuration Type
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B
DHCP: If you are connecting
through DHCP or a dynamic IP
address from your ISP, keep the
default setting Obtain an IP
automatically. (D1)
Static IP: If your ISP assigns you a
static IP address, select Static IP
from the drop-down menu.
Complete the Internet IP
Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway,
and Static DNS fields. You need
to enter at least one DNS
address. (D2)
PPPoE: If you are connecting
through PPPoE, select PPPoE from
the drop-down menu. Complete
the User Name and Password
fields. (D3)
The Web-based Utility will
appear with the Setup tab
selected. If requested by your
ISP (usually cable ISPs),
complete the Host Name and
Domain Name fields.
Otherwise, leave them blank.
(Figure C)
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D2
D3
RAS: (for SingTel Users) RAS is a
service used in Singapore only. If
you are using a RAS connection
check with your ISP for the
necessary setup information. (D4)
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PPTP: PPTP is a service used in
Europe only. If you are using a
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D4
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When you have finished
entering your Internet
connection settings, click the
Save Settings button to save
your changes.
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D6
To configure the Router for your
wireless network, select the
Wireless Tab’s Basic Wireless
Settings screen. (Figure F)
Wireless Network Mode.
Select the mode you are using
from the drop-down menu: If
you are using only 802.11 g,
select G-Only; if you’re using
802.11b only, select B-Only; if
you’re using both 802.11b and
802.11g, keep the default
Mixed.
Wireless Network Name (SSID).
The SSID is the network name
shared among all devices in a
wireless network. The SSID must
be identical for all devices in
the wireless network. It is casesensitive and must not exceed
32 characters (use any
keyboard character). For
added security, you should
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change the default SSID linksys
to a unique name.
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Wireless SSID Broadcast. When
wireless clients survey the local
area for wireless networks to
associate with, they will detect
the SSID broadcast by the
Router. To broadcast the
Router's SSID, keep the default
setting, Enable. If you do not
want to broadcast the Router's
SSID, then select Disable.
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C
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Change these settings as
described here and click the
Save Settings button to apply
your changes.
Power your modem off and
back on again.
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Restart your computer.
Test the setup by opening your
web browser and entering
http://www.linksys.com/
registration. (Figure N)
The installation of the Wireless-G
Broadband Router is complete.
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If you are running
Windows 98SE, Windows Me,
or Windows 2000
Wireless 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 function
correctly.
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Install the Notebook Adapter
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NOTE: For more advanced settings
and security options, refer to the
User Guide on the Setup CD-ROM.
Insert the Wireless-G Network
Adapter Setup Wizard CD-ROM
into your CD-ROM drive. The
Setup Wizard should run
automatically, and the
Welcome screen should
appear. If it does not, click
Start and choose Run. In the
field that appears, enter
D:\setup.exe (if “D” is the letter
of your CD-ROM drive).
Click the Install button.
After reading the License
Agreement, click Next.
The next screen has you
choose a wireless mode. Click
Infrastructure Mode if you
want your wireless computers
to communicate using a
wireless access point. Click AdHoc Mode if you want multiple
wireless computers to network
directly with each other without
using a wireless access point.
In the SSID field, enter the SSID
of your wireless network. The
SSID must be identical for all
devices in the network. The
default setting is linksys (all
lowercase). Click Next.
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F
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NOTE: For security, Linksys
recommends that you change the
default SSID to a unique name.
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If you chose Infrastructure
Mode, go to Step F now. If you
chose Ad-Hoc Mode, select a
Channel from the list provided. All computers on your
wireless network must use the
same channel in order to
communicate with each other.
If you are unsure about which
channel to use, select the
default channel (Channel 6).
Also, select the mode you are
using from the drop-down
menu: If you are using only
802.11g, select G-Only; if
you’re using 802.11b only,
select B-Only; if you’re using
both 802.11b and 802.11g,
keep the default Mixed.
The Setup Wizard will ask you to
review your settings before it
starts to copy files. Click Next to
keep your settings, or click
Back to change any settings.
After the files have been
successfully copied, you will
see the Congratulations
screen. Click the Exit button.
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Locate an available PCMCIA
slot on your notebook PC.
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instructions and screenshots for
Windows XP with Service Pack 1
installed. If you have not installed
Service Pack 1, select the network you
want, and click the Connect button. If
the network has WEP encryption
enabled, enter the WEP key in the
Network key field, and then click the
Connect button.
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Insert the Adapter with the
label side facing up, so the
Adapter fits snugly in the
PCMCIA slot.
Windows XP will automatically
detect the Adapter. Insert the
Adapter Setup CD-ROM into
your CD-ROM drive. Select
Install the software
automatically
(Recommended). Then click
Next.
When Windows has finished
installing the driver, click Finish.
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NOTE: Note: Steps F and G are the
The installation of the Adapter is
complete.
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Confirm network key field. Then
click Connect.
Right-click the icon and select
View Available Wireless
Networks.
If you are running Windows XP
Locate an available PCMCIA
slot on your notebook PC.
Insert the Adapter with the
label side facing up, so the
Adapter fits snugly in the
PCMCIA slot.
Windows will begin copying the
driver files to your computer. If
Windows asks you for the
original Windows CD-ROM,
insert the CD-ROM, and direct
Windows to its proper location
(e.g., D:\).
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The installation of the Adapter is
complete.
If this network has WEP
encryption enabled, go to
Step G.
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NOTE: Windows XP has a built-in
configuration tool. Use Windows
XP Wireless Zero Configuration
(in the system tray at the bottom
of your screen) to configure the
Adapter.
After installing the Adapter, the
Windows XP Wireless Zero
Configuration icon will appear
in your computer’s system tray.
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If WEP is enabled, the screen in
Figure G will appear. Enter the
WEP key of your wireless
network in the Network key
field, and re-enter it in the
For more information about
WEP, refer to the Router’s
documentation on the Router’s
Setup CD-ROM, or visit
www.linksys.com.
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For more information about
wireless networking on a
Windows XP computer, enter
the keyword wireless in the
Windows XP search engine.
The screen that appears will
show any available wireless
network. Select the network you
want.
If this network does not have
WEP encryption enabled, then
the screen in Figure F will
appear. Make sure that Allow
me to connect to the
selected wireless network,
even though it is not secure is
checked. Then click Connect,
and go to Step H.
The screen in Figure H will
appear if your connection is
active.
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For additional information or troubleshooting
help, refer to the User Guide on the Setup CDROM. You can also call or e-mail for further
support.
24-hour Technical Support
800-326-7114
(toll-free from US or Canada)
E-mail Support
support@linksys.com
Website
http://www.linksys.com or
http://support.linksys.com
RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization)
http://www.linksys.com/support
FTP Site
ftp://ftp.linksys.com
Sales Information
800-546-5797 (800-LINKSYS)
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