In addition to this User Guide, you can find help at these locations:•Linksys.com/support(documentation, downloads, FAQs, technical support, live chat, forums)•Setup CD (Troubleshooting Guide, legal and regulatory notices)•Cisco Connect help (run Cisco Connect, then click Learn More where available)•Browser-based utility context-sensitive help (open the utility, then click Helpin the right-side column .)How to set up your routerFor ALLThe easiest and fastest way to set up your router is to run the Cisco Connect setup software . You can find Cisco Connect on the CD that came with your router or download it from the router’s support site at Linksys .com/support .Cisco Connect shows you how to connect your router to your home network, step by step . To get started, see “How to start Cisco Connect” below .If you are an advanced user, you can set up your router manually using the browser-based utility . To get started, see “How to open the browser-based utility” on page 25 .Setting Up: Basics
14Setting Up: BasicsLinksys E-SeriesHow to start Cisco ConnectWhen you run the setup CD, Cisco Connect (your router’s setup software) is automatically installed onto your computer . You can then use Cisco Connect to easily manage your router . To install Cisco Connect on another computer after your router has been set up, see “How to install Cisco Connect on another computer” on page 12 .NOTES:Your Cisco Connect CD works with only this router model .If you lose your setup CD, you can download the software from Linksys.com/supportTo start Cisco Connect for the first time: 1. Insert the CD into your CD or DVD drive .2. Click Set up your Linksys RouterIf you do not see this:•For Windows, click Start, Computer, then double-click the CDdrive and the Setupicon .•For Mac, double-click the CDicon on your desktop, then double-click the Setupicon .3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your router setup . When setup has finished, Cisco Connect has also been installed onto your hard drive .After your router has been set up and Cisco Connect has been installed, you can use Cisco Connect to easily manage many of your router’s settings .To start Cisco Connect on a Windows computer:1. Click Start, All Programs, then click Cisco ConnectThe Cisco Connect main menu opens .To start Cisco Connect on a Mac OS X computer:1. Open the Applicationsfolder, then double-click the Cisco Connecticon . The Cisco Connect main menu opens .To install Cisco Connect on another computer:1. See “How to connect a computer using an Easy Setup Key” on page 16 .When finished, Cisco Connect has also been installed onto the computer’s hard drive .CAUTIONAfter your router has been set up, do not run the setup CD to install Cisco Connect to another computer . If you run the setup CD again, you will be prompted to enter the router’s network name (SSID) and password .
15Setting Up: BasicsLinksys E-SeriesHow to improve your wireless connection speedFor ALLFollow these tips to improve your network’s wireless connection speed:•