Monday, July 25, 2011

Linksys Routers: An Overview

Routers are one of the most useful computer peripherals that users connect to access Internet on multiple computers, sharing files, or playing games
among other things. Linksys routers are undoubtedly the first choice of most of the users when it comes to using wireless devices. Linksys routers offer all-in-one solution for different computing, internet needs of users. This router can provide lightening fast speed, much better than a Dialup connection without engaging your phone. Linksys knows no limits when it comes to sharing connections or network at a time. The router helps in fastening the network, the sharing of files, printers and hard drive among others. Moreover, you can choose to play multiplayer games with the help of this router.

The router is capable of connecting four computers attached directly. The size of the network can be altered and any number of hubs or switches can be connected to create whatever size is required for a network. This enables you to share your whole network within a single high-speed Internet connection.

There are certain significant features of Linksys Routers. These features make Linksys router the best amongst its counterparts. These significant features are:

1. The Linksys router facilitates port filtering, MAC and IP address filtering, DM2 hosting and NAT technology etc. It also provides the advanced security to its users.

2. It is very easy to setup and configure a Linksys router with a Personal Computer or a laptop.

3. It has 4 LAN ports which are of the advanced technology and 1 ASDL port. The 4 LAN ports are 10/100 Auto MDI0x and are equipped with the latest technology.

4. The router supports PPPoE, PPPoA and RFC1483 connections. These are the most advanced connection features found in next generation routers.

5. It provides upto 25 Mbps speed and ADSL/2+ compliant- SPI firewall with Denial of Service attach prevention. This is the reason why the speed is very high. Therefore people across the world have been quite keen to get this router.

6. The security events are minutely observed and hence there are minimal changes of security threat when it comes to Hacking. Linksys router enables web-based and Email logging of security events.

7. It also supports 5 VPN Tunnels for IPSec and VPN Pass-through for IPSec. Moreover, it also supports for PPTP and L2TP products.

8. It has a manufacturer warranty for two years and hence is safe to use.

Now with the manufacturer’s warranty, there are no worries regarding the quality. Even if you face any problems with the Linksys router, you can always seek help from the Linksys router support offered by the various online technical support companies. V tech-squad has a special sell for troubleshooting all your Linksys router setup related problems including Wi-Fi setup, networking, security, and upgrade etc. If you are facing problem with your linksys router Configuration, You can reach V tech-squad online technical support at their Toll Free No +1-877-452-9201 For US/CA.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

How to Set up a Linksys Wireless Router

LinkSys is a brand of computer networking products. Producing routers both wired and wireless. LinkSys is by far the most ubiquitous router in use for home users and offices. It's not always easy to set up a wireless router with a Windows client. Linksys routers come with a step-by-step Setup Wizard which makes setup and configuration easy to understand.

Set up a Linksys Wireless Router

• Attach the antennas to the Linksys wireless router.

• Place the router in a central location, making sure it's not surrounded by metal. (A signal can't be obtained through metal.) The router should be located so that the distance between clients (computers) is somewhat equal. This will create a better connection.

• Plug the Ethernet cable into the "Internet" port on the back of the Linksys router.

• Connect a computer to the router by plugging another Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on your computer and attaching the other end to one of the available ports on the back of the router. You can choose any port except the one labeled "WAN."

• Plug the router into an electrical outlet.

• Wait for the power light to stop flashing, at which time the router is finished booting up. While the router is booting, the power light will be blinking. This process may take a few minutes to complete.

• •Reboot your computer so it can access a new IP address from the router through the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

V tech-squad has a special shell for troubleshooting all your Linksys router-related problems including Wi-Fi setup, networking, security, and upgrade etc. If you are facing problem with your Linksys Router Setup and Configuration, You can reach V tech-squad online technical support at their Toll Free No +1-877-452-9201 For US/CA.

Monday, July 18, 2011

How to Block Websites on Netgear Router

Blocked Websites
If you want to block certain sites that you do not want your children browsing to.It is not even possible to forbid kids from using the computer as they use it to play video games or grab some knowledge from Google for their science, math projects. 

There are various ways through which you can do that, in this posts we discuss how to do that with your netgear router.

Steps to block websites on Netgear Router

• Open a browser and type "" in address bar and press "Enter."

• Enter the username and password after the login credentials are displayed, you are taken to the main configuration page for the router.

• Click "Block Sites" on the left side of the window under the "Content Filtering" category.

• Type the domain name of the website that you want to prevent access to in the box at the top of the screen. Alternatively, type a single keyword to prevent access to any website containing that word.

• Click the "Add Keyword" button.

• Place a check in the box labeled "Allow Trusted IP Address to Visit Blocked Sites" if you would like a computer on the network to retain the ability to browse the websites you have blocked, then use the boxes to the right to enter the IP address of the computer.

• Click the "Apply" button at the bottom of the window to save your settings.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

How to Secure a Linksys Wireless Network

Setting up security on a Linksys wireless network keeps unwanted users that are in the vicinity of your router to connect to the internet and "steal" your wireless router internet connection. They could also gain access to your PC and steal files and folders of data. Two encryption methods used to secure wireless routers are wired equivalent privacy (WEP) and Wi-Fi protected access (WPA). WPA was developed in response to vulnerabilities inherent in WEP encryption technology. Because WPA supports higher-security encryption methods such as user-specific keys, rotating keys and authentication certificates to verify connection sessions, it results in a more secure network than WEP.

Steps to Secure a Linksys Wireless Network

• Open a web browser type your Linksys router's IP address into the address bar and pressing "Enter”

• Enter your user name and password into the popup window and press "Enter."

• Click on the "Wireless" tab near the top of the screen. After you click on "Wireless," click on the option "Wireless Security" below it.

• Select "WPA Personal" on the first drop-down list. After you have selected "WPA Personal," select "TKIP" on the "WPA Algorithms" drop-down list.

• Type a password into the "WPA Shared Key" field. You will use this password to connect to your wireless Internet connection.

• Leave the "Group Key Renewal" setting on the default value of "3600." This value determines the rate at which your computer refreshes the encryption key sent to connected computers.

Monday, July 11, 2011

How to Fix a Failed Linksys Wireless Router Set-up

It is very important for a person to have internet connection these days. Most people are online at least for a major part of their working time. Having a wireless router can help you maximize your internet use. However, there might be some circumstances where in the linksys router settings default process is not working. When that happens kindly see below alternative process.

Sept to fix a failed Linksys Wireless Router Set-up

Power Cycle the Router

• Turn on the linksys router and press the reset button on the back for 30 seconds

• Unplug the linksys router's power cord and wait for 1 minute, then plug it in again.

• Unplug the cable that connects the computer to the DSL modem and connect the computer to port 1 of the router.

Set-up the Router

• Open a web browser. Type "" into the address bar and click "Go." A login window will appear.

• Skip user name and type "admin" (admin is the default password) as the password, and click "OK."

• Click on the "MAC Address Clone" sub tab and select "Clone your PC's MAC". Save the settings.

• Go back to the "Basic Setup" tab and look for the LAN IP, which is

• Change the IP address to then save the settings.

• Shut down the computer and router for 2 minutes, then turn both back on.

Get Online

• Connect the DSL modem to the Internet port of the linksys router.

• Shut down the DSL modem, linksys router and computer, and wait 3 minutes.

• Turn on the DSL modem and wait for it to stabilize.

• Turn on the linksys router once the modem has stabilized, then turn on the computer.

• Check to see if you are able to get online.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

How to Configure Netgear Router for DSL Connection

Netgear wireless router is one of the most popular wireless networking devices allows you to interconnect your computers, laptops, peripheral devices, and non-computer devices etc. Wireless routers is designed to allow wire-free Internet connectivity for multiple computers for home or business network within a selected area. If you want to set it up for DSL connection to access internet wirelessly? However, it can be utterly difficult and time consuming to setup the router device on your own without precise instructions. Don’t worry. Here is your comprehensive support guide that will help you setup your Netgear wireless router device for DSL internet connection.


1. First switch off all the devices and remove all the cables.

2. Connect the Modem to the Internet port of the NETGEAR router and the computer to any of the four LAN ports as shown in the diagram.

3. When powered on, the router will detect the modem itself.

4. Now open up the browser window and in the address bar, type or and press enter.

5. When the window pops up asking your login information, type in the default username and password that must have come with the router documentation. Generally, most of the routers come with ‘admin’ (as the default username) and ‘password’ as the default password.

6. Click Setup Wizard on the top left corner, Select Yes for the Setup Wizard to detect the type of internet connection and click Next..

7. The Setup Wizard will detect the type of Internet connection. DSL connections which require a login to connect to the internet will be detected as PPPoE. Click Next

8. The next window will ask your username/password, key in the information given by your ISP, and click on ‘Apply’.

9. The router will then save all the settings, follow rest of the instructions and connect to the internet.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How to Update Firmware of Belkin Wireless N Router

A Belkin Wireless N Router is generally used to connect a number of systems used in a small office. Even if you have more than one computer in your house, and you want to connect all the computers through one internet connection, then the N Router is the ideal thing for you. For getting the optimum performance from Belkin Wireless N Router we need to update the firmware of that device. In this blog I have tried to explain how to Update Firmware of Belkin Wireless N Router.

To check having latest firmware in Belkin Router follow the steps below.

1. Log on to Belkin router
2. Click on Utilities and under Utilities you can see Firmware Update.
3. Click on Check Firmware version.
4. Click on Check Firmware version. If you have an old version of firmware it will show you that and will give an option to download the latest version of firmware
To download the latest version of firmware follow the instruction given by the router after click on the button check the firmware version

Steps to Update Belkin Router's Firmware

1. Go to the update Firmware page again.
2. Click on Update and then Click “OK” to continue.
3. One more alert will come Click OK to continue.
4. Now the router starts reboot. After rebooting the Belkin wireless router the firmware version will be updated to the latest version

If you want to set up a Belkin Router please read our blog posted as "how to set up a Belkin Router"

How to Secure a Belkin Wireless Router

Wireless routers allow you to access the Internet and other networks from any connected computer your home or office. If you have not secured your Belkin wireless router, Malicious users can easily capture information transmitted over an open wireless network. They can easily access your computer and all your important files by gaining entrance through your wireless network. According to Belkin, it is important to set a passcode for your wireless router to prevent unauthorized users from capturing information transferred over the unsecured wireless network. Secure your router before any damage is done.

Steps to Secure Belkin Wireless Router

· Type "" into your browser's address bar, then press "Enter."

· Click "Login" at the top of the page. Enter your login information to log in to the Belkin router. By default, the "Password" field is blank.

· Click the "Submit" button.

· Open the "Wireless" menu of the page that loads.

· Click the "Security" option.

· In the "Security Mode" field, select a security mode for the Belkin router.

· Choose a passcode and enter it into the "Password" field.

· Click the "Apply" button to save the new setting

Monday, July 4, 2011

How to Set Up a Belkin Router

A wireless router will provide you with wireless internet access within a specified area. However, there are some problems that you may face with your router, thereby forcing you to look for Belkin router support. Belkin routers are an excellent resource for connecting your home network to the Internet. While it isn't especially difficult to set up a Belkin router, there are specific things that you need to do in order to create the connection between your computer and the Internet.

Steps to set up a Belkin Router

1. Connect your computer directly to your cable or Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) modem.

2. Unplug your Belkin Wireless Router and your cable or Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) modem.

3. Plug your modem to your Belkin router's "WAN" port. Connect your computer to one of your Belkin router's numbered ports.

4. Turn on in your modem and wait 10 seconds. Plug in your Belkin Wireless Router and restart your computer.

5. Select "Start," then "Control Panel" and then "Network Connections." Right-click "Local Area Connection" to bring up your network connection properties.

6. Click "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)," then "Obtain an IP Address Automatically" and then "Obtain DNS Server Addresses Automatically."

7. Open your web browser. If you are prompted for a user name and password, enter the information you recorded in Step 1.

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