linksys help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gean, May 20, 2008.

  1. gean macrumors member

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    I have a linksys wrt54g router that was working but it unsecure. I want to have it work with a winxp, and my new iMac (just got Saturday at 2pm) i can't seem to get into setup that i had on pc, called linksy and got someone in i don't know what country, was hung up on 3 time, and spent over 3 hours trying to get a secure set up. I did what the persons told me and it worked. But its not secure (he hung up on me). I put the pass word in that i put in when he help me and it won't let me back in was using pc. My question is should i set it for my imac then have pc hook up later? I really getting fustrated with the whole thing? or should i get another router from net gear, or who ever. I just want it secure. :confused:

    sorry for the long post

    gean.
     
  2. Enuratique macrumors 6502

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    I have the exact same router and have everything set up to be secure. I'm assuming you have already set the password for your network through the router's admin interface. I know that the type of wireless security you choose could be causing you problems. How I have my router set up, I use WPA encryption with a pre-shared key (WPA-TKIP). This link has a step by step instruction on how to do this for the WRT54G. Once you've done this, you need to turn on AirPort to make sure your Mac can find available wireless networks. From that point, once you select your network, it should prompt you for your password.

    For Windows, follow these instructions and try to connect to your network. You should be prompted for your password.

    Often times, people select the wrong kind of security for their router. Any security is better than none (although WEP is virtually useless now that it can be cracked in seconds) and some encryption schemes require a password of a fixed length. TKIP lets you specify whatever password you want.

    HTH
     

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