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How to configure a Linksys E2000 router

Posted on 2013-02-02
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
A client has asked me to connect a CISCO 1800 router provided by his communications company to the router in his office and configure it with settings they’ve given him.   His office router is a Linksys E2000.  I need to know what fields I have to update with the proper values in  the E2000.  


Here is what the communications company gave us:

 Cisco 1800
Here is an IPCONFIG ALL from the office computer:  

The office computer is a Dell Optiplex 790.  Here is the configuration:

Here are screen shots showing the configuration of the office router:  

basic setup
setup ddns
Advanced Routing
Port Forwarding
Status1 - Router
Status - 2
Question by:alanlsilverman
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Expert Comment

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 38848115
about the only needed change is on the basic setup address change from to

cloud -> cisco router -> e200

This is assuming that the ipconfig you gave was with that computer connected to the cisco router.
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Expert Comment

ID: 38848380
On basic setup page change from DHCP to static IP option. You will get additional fields for external interface and there enter IP address, subnet mask and gateway address you got from ISP. At DHCP server options enter two DNS server addresses.

Author Comment

ID: 38849478
Is there any easy way to back up the router configuration and then restore it quickly, if there are any problems?
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Expert Comment

ID: 38849537
At Administration->management you have buttons backup/restore configuration.

Author Comment

ID: 38852596
So I take the communications company configuration,

Router Config
And change the following settings in the router:

New Settings
“Automatic Configuration DHCP” becomes “Static IP”
Internet IP Address becomes
Subnet Mask becomes
Default Gateway becomes
DNS 1 becomes
DNS 2 becomes

Is that correct?

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Accepted Solution

davorin earned 2000 total points
ID: 38853138
Yes, that is correct.
Restart also office PC and check ip configuration (ipconfig /all). If also your office PC gets DNS servers and then everything is ok. Else put that DNS server ip addresses also in DHCP server settings - static DNS1 and DNS2.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38869235
it worked.  you were a great help.
Thank you,
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Expert Comment

ID: 38869492
You are welcome.

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