Road Runner Internet Services provides you with a Linksys router to connect through their service. Although you can pay for someone to configure the Internet connection for you, you can avoid this possibility by performing the configuration yourself. Such a configuration takes around five to 10 minutes, depending on your level of knowledge with Internet connections and computers.
- Connect your computer to an empty Ethernet port on your router. Use only an Ethernet cable for the computer. Connect a coaxial cable from the proper outlet to the appropriate port on your router. Cable Internet installations usually designate certain outlets in the house as Internet portals for your connection.
- Open your computer’s Web browser and type “192.168.1.1” in the address bar. Press “Enter” on your keyboard.
- Type “admin” in the “Password” field when you get a login prompt. Leave the “Username” field blank. Click “OK.”
- Select “Automatic Configuration — DHCP” on the top of the page. This tells the router that it needs to request an IP address from your ISP server.
- Click the “DHCP” tab at the top of your page, and select “Enable” under “DHCP Server.”
- Click “Advanced” on the same row where you found the “DHCP” tab in the previous step. Select “Enable” under “MTU,” and type “1500” as the value. If you experience connection issues or slow page loads, go back to this page and set it to 1450 or less. Your MTU determines how much data goes in each packet. Road Runner Internet typically supports an MTU of 1500. Click “Apply” on the bottom of your page to save the changes.
If you are facing any kind of issues call us on our toll-free number 1-800-293-9401.