Choosing or Adding a Linksys router for my macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Andy Bolin, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Andy Bolin macrumors newbie

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    I'm new here, thanks for having me. I'm a new mac user as well. About a week into it. I just bought a Linksys Router. Model BEFSR41. Cable/DSL Router. I noticed that my signal was week, even right next to the router. I then began to suspect that I was getting internet access from someone else's linksys router near by, as I know they are a popular brand. So, I unplugged my router and I still had access with a weak signal, confirming my thoughts. My question is, how do I get my macbook to pick up my router's signal. Also, how can I set up and re-name my router? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Andy
     
  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Use the wireless icon on the top menu bar (the one with the clock) to select your router. You should be able to access the router configuration page by typing this address into Safari: 192.168.1.1

    If that doesn't work... read your routers manual.
     
  3. iwuzbord macrumors 6502

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    yeah, there should have been a manual that gives you that information.
    and about the weak signal, there could be a few factors.
    1. do you have a wireless home phone? if its 2.4ghz your router is competing with it.
    2. walls. if it is near walls, the signal will be weakened.
    3. other people might be on your network. by adding a password, you can stop that.
     
  4. jodelli macrumors 65816

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