Local wi-fi network
These instructions cover setting up and configuring a private local wi-fi network.
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.
22.214.171.124 is the default IP address used by Linksys routers. We will use 126.96.36.199 for the IP address of the WeBWorK laptop server (maybe running off a flash memory drive).
192.168.0.1 is the default IP address usually used by D-Link and Netgear models and 192.168.2.1 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 188.8.131.52, it is probably best to keep the default and to adjust the IP addresses in these instructions accordingly.
Configure the router
- Connect the ethernet cable from the server to port 1 on router
- Open a browser and connect to http://192.168.1.1
- 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