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Linksys E-Series Routers

User Guide

Linksys E-Series
E900 E1200 E1500 E2500 E3200 E4200

Linksys E-Series

E900 Contents

E900 Contents
Product overview
E900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Package contents Features Back view Bottom view 1 1 2 2

Setting Up: Advanced
How to open the browser-based utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 How to manually set up your router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 How to manually set up your Internet connection How to set up DHCP reservation 26 30

How to set up the DHCP server on your router . . . . . . . . . . . 29 How to find your network on the Internet . . . . . . . . . How to clone a MAC address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How to connect to your corporate office using a VPN . How to optimize your router for gaming and voice . . . How to remotely change your router settings . . . . . . How to enable Voice over IP on your network . . . . . . How to configure UPnP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How to use a router as an access point . . . . . . . . . . . How to put your new router behind an existing router . To add your router to an existing router or gateway To share an Internet connection To extend your network

Setting Up: Basics
How to create a home network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 What is a network? How to set up a home network 13 13

Where to find more help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 How to set up your router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 How to start Cisco Connect

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How to improve your wireless connection speed . . . . . . . . . 15 How to test your Internet connection speed . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 How to connect devices to your network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 How to connect a computer to your network How to connect a printer How to connect other devices

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How to expose a device to the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

How to change your router’s name and password . . . . . . . . . 24

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Linksys E-Series

E900 Contents

Improving Security
How do I know if my network is secure? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Network security following a manual setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 How to set up wireless security using Wi-Fi Protected Setup . . 43 Wi-Fi Protected Setup activity light Connecting a device using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup button How to connect a device using its Wi-Fi Protected Setup PIN How to connect a device using the router’s Wi-Fi Protected Setup PIN How to connect a device manually How to improve security using the built-in firewall

Maintaining and Monitoring
How to back up and restore your router configuration . . . . . . 61 How to restore factory defaults 61

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How to upgrade the router’s firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 How to check the status of your router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 How to disable the Ethernet port status lights How to test your Internet connection How to configure and use logs

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How to control access to your wireless network . . . . . . . . . . 45

Browser-based Utility Menu Structure
E900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Port Forwarding and Port Triggering
How to set up port forwarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
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