BEFSX41 Linksys VPN Router setup

Okay, so this only took a year of procrastination that included 100’s of dollars to become educated about, but I finally have it. Now I can share it with whoever would wind up here.

The directions for this thing are terrible and the wizard was useless, but I’m here to help with that. These directions are for a cable setup. I think it will work okay with DSL but I’ll be exploring that next week and I’ll report back on that experience.
First, connect a cable from the cable modem to the BEFSX41, then connect from the BEFSX41 to the PC. Now power on.

Select RUN from the start menu and type WINIPCFG and hit enter. Select from the drop down list the ethernet card you are using. See picture below:

Click the “release” button then the “renew” button. You are now connected to the BEFSX41 router.

Open a browser, click on the “stop” button ’cause it ain’t going nowhere on the internet yet.

Into the browser address bar type

Leave the username blank and type Admin into the password box (that is unless someone changed things in which case you’d need to use the ‘reset’ button on the back of the router).

Select the “Status” tab on the top main menu.

Below on the page there will be two buttons.

Click on the “DHCP Release” button first.

Now clikc on the “DHCP Renew” button.


That should do it. You should now be able to open the home page on your browser.

If you have encountered any problems along the road here unplug your cable modem, leave it sit until the count of 20 then plug it back in. Wait until the lights are all working and try the above steps again.

Hope this helps you, unless I miss-remembered a step that should do it.

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