Although 802.11N compatible Linksys routers are starting to gain greater market share, the Linksys WRT54G remains one of the most widely used versions by end-users. Both variants of Linksys equipment; however, feature the easy-to-use web interface for routers setup. The WRT54G and Linksys e4200N router setup steps are covered below. The steps to setup other router models are similar to the respective G or N model steps included below.
Setup–Entry path for setup of DHCP service, Internet connection, DDNS, MAC Address clone, and advanced router features.
Wireless–Entry path for wireless security, MAC filtering, and both basic and advanced wireless settings.
Security–Configuration of the router’s firewall and VPN feature.
Access Restriction– Setup for restricting outbound or inbound Internet traffic, Internet hosts, network computers, or even time of use/day.
Application and Gaming – Permits publication of internal application servers on the Internet, setup of DMZ feature, and management of quality of service on the local network.
Administration– Supports router access setup, security and logging features, Linksys router default configuration restoral, and diagnostic testing.
Status–Shows the local network, wireless network, and router status.
The WRT1900AC is also the first Linksys router to include a Network Map feature designed to provide a simpler way of managing settings of each device connected to the network.