Connecting wirelessly to Fios from my MAC

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chicasol, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. chicasol macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2007
    Hi, I can't figure out how to connect my mac book bro to the Verizon Wirelss Actiontec Router. I also have an airport extreme router. If anyone could help me I would be so appreciative. ;)
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Have you used the router before with another machine successfully?

    If so, that makes things a bit easier.

    Most likely, you want to setup the Airport Extreme as a bridge. This assumes the Verizon router is setup as a DHCP server for your LAN.

    1. In Airport Utility, use Manual Setup (or double-click on it in the device list).
    2. Click on "Internet" in the tool bar.
    3. Connect Using: Ethernet (connect your cable from the LAN port on the Verizon router to the WAN port on the Airport Extreme)
    4. Configure IPv4: Using DHCP
    5. Connection Sharing: Off (Bridge Mode)

    That should get you connected. Now, you can add security. WPA2 Personal is probably the best choice. When the Airport Extreme restarts, you will have to enter your WPA2 password.

    Hope this helps.
  3. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    I have the same router set up with my MBP and I've never had an issue with it.

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