Local wi-fi network

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These instructions cover setting up and configuring a private local wi-fi network.

The router

These instructions are specifically for a Linksys WRT310N Wireless-N Gigabit Router. Setting up other Linksys wi-fi routers should be very similar. Foe other brands of routers, the set up should be similar. is the default IP address used by Linksys routers. We will use for the IP address of the WeBWorK laptop server (maybe running off a flash memory drive). is the default IP address usually used by D-Link and Netgear models and is the default IP address for SMC and Belkin brands. These IP addresses can be changed but if you have a router with a default IP address different than, it is probably best to keep the default and to adjust the IP addresses in these instructions accordingly.

Configure the router

  1. Connect the ethernet cable from the server to port 1 on router
  2. Open a browser and connect to
  3. You will be required to enter a "User Name" and "Password". For the most Linksys routers the default "User Name" is empty (i.e. just leave the box empty) and the default "Password" is "admin". See e.g. http://compnetworking.about.com/od/routers/qt/linksys_passwds.htm which comes up when you google

We have a Linksys WRT310N Wireless-N Gigabit Router available for loan to be used when presenting a WeBWorK Demo Workshop. This router was set up