Help! (Setting Up Wireless)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by beaud, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. beaud macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2007
    Okay, so I'm new to the whole wireless networking thing. But I wanted to connect my PC wirelessly, so I got the Linksys WRT54G router, and the card for my PC. But I honestly have no idea how to set it up! Obviously the software that comes with it isn't compatible with my Mac. And there were no instructions in the box. Everything works fine, but I have an Ethernet connection that just plugs straight into my Mac, no modem. I am at a loss as to how to plug the cables into the router, to make it work. I tried plugging the ethernet cord into the internet thing on the router, but it didn't work. It's weird, it says it's all functioning when I do diagnostics, but then the server doesn't function, so you can't get on the internet. I'm clueless, can anyone help me?
  2. beaud thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2007
    Okay, well, I did end up finding an online tutorial, and tried to set up the wireless using that. However, I'm still having problems. First of all, I try to change the setting from "Disabled" to "G only", only to have it go back to disabled, every time. And secondly, I don't have a normal modem. Just a little black box thing. So I don't really know what to do with that. I did e-mail my service provider, so hopefully he will be able to tell me soon!
  3. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
    What kind of service do you have? DSL? Cable? Other?

    I have the same router, I have my black DSL modem plugged into the internet port in the back....looking at it from the back, the one on the far left, kind of by itself.

    Have you gotten online with this modem before? With SBC (Yahoo, ATT, whoever they are now) DSL, I first set up my username and password on my windows PC a few years ago. I have this saved in my router, so I don't have to worry about logging in anymore. I'm not sure how you can do this no adays, or if this is even necessary, but a call to your ISP might help with that.

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