Wireless router Linksys install

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jmre5150, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. jmre5150 macrumors member

    jmre5150

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    #1
    How do I set up the wireless router if the software only works for windows?

    I'm confused.
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    You don't need to install the software, even on Windows.

    Plug your Mac into the router and use a browser to go to 192.168.1.1.

    The manual should list the username/password, which'll be something like "[blank]/admin" or "admin/admin".

    You can then do everything via the browser.
     
  3. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

    Big-TDI-Guy

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    Advice: Change the login name / password if you plan on doing wireless.

    Also strongly advise turning on WEP and/or MAC filtering to keep your network private. Otherwise you're dropping your pants to the neighborhood, in a bad way.

    http://computer.howstuffworks.com/home-network3.htm
    http://computer.howstuffworks.com/router.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAC_filtering
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wired_Equivalent_Privacy
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wifi
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_WRT54G_series
     
  4. emw macrumors G4

    emw

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    Just to be clear - plug the Mac into the router via an ethernet cable, or you should be able to browse via Airport to the router, which is likely set up with a default "linksys" SSID.
     

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