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Linksys Download Website update instructions.
Verify that your NIC card is set to "Obtain IP Address Automatically". Completely power down all computers and connect one of the router's LAN ports to the computer NIC and power up the router and then the computer. Reset the router to default by pressing the reset button for roughly 25 seconds (exact placement of the button differs per model).
Important note: The following screen shots are based on a Linksys BEFSR41v.2 router and your screen shots may be different, however the process and configurations are the same. Open a browser session and enter 192.168.1.1 in the address field to access the Linksys Interface. At the Username and Password prompt enter admin in the Password Field.
On the Linksys Setup page select PPPoE from the WAN Connection Type pull down. Enter your BellSouth Username followed by "@bellsouth.net". Enter your BellSouth Password. Select Keep Alive and enter 180 seconds Redial Period field. Do not enter anything in the Host Name or Domain Name fields. Finally, click on Apply to save the changes. You may get a "Settings are successful" message, click on Continue (if required).
Power everything down and physically connect the router to the wall plate and to any computer(s).
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Power up the network equipment in this order:
•Open a browser session and enter "192.168.1.1" in the address field to access the Linksys Interface. Click on the Status tab from the main menu and check the login status. If the current status is "Disconnected" click on the Connect button to log in to BellSouth.
Additional Important Information
•The Linksys "Auto" MTU capability does not function correctly on some models/firmware. You should manually enable the MTU and adjust the size to 1492 (or less).
•You should check your tweak settings to optimize your new network. Reminder: If you require changes to your MTU, make sure you set the same value for all equipment (PCs and routers) in the network.