New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Linksys Wired DSL Router - set up help please


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
hiya

 
Member Since: May 13, 2008
Posts: 3
hiya is on a distinguished road

hiya is offline
hi.

Newbie needing advice. Just got a Linksys Cable/DSL Router (BEFSR41) off ebay and am having trouble setting it up.

Basically I do not know what settings to put into the set up screen. I thought it would do it all automatically under the "obtain an IP automatically (DHCP)" selection but obviously not and the instructions seem geared for PC.

Also my plan is to be able to connect my works laptop to the router, once installed properly on the Mac. Does anyone know if it will just work? At the moment I unplug the cable modem, disconnect mac, connect laptop and turn it on and it does just work.

I'm on UK Virgin cable if it helps.

All help greatly received.
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,493
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by hiya View Post
hi.

Newbie needing advice. Just got a Linksys Cable/DSL Router (BEFSR41) off ebay and am having trouble setting it up.

Basically I do not know what settings to put into the set up screen. I thought it would do it all automatically under the "obtain an IP automatically (DHCP)" selection but obviously not and the instructions seem geared for PC.
It depends on your ISP. Some use DHCP, some use static IP. It may also be tied to your MAC address (MAC meaning "Machine Access Control" and not "Macintosh). In the case of DSL, it's also possible that you'll need to configure PPPoE. But this will vary from ISP to ISP - frankly, I'd just give them a call and ask for help.

Quote:
Also my plan is to be able to connect my works laptop to the router, once installed properly on the Mac. Does anyone know if it will just work? At the moment I unplug the cable modem, disconnect mac, connect laptop and turn it on and it does just work.

I'm on UK Virgin cable if it helps.

All help greatly received.
The router does not need to be "installed" on the Mac per se. You just need to configure the router. This is done via any computer connected to the router via Ethernet. You simply point your browser to the router's IP address (the default is typically 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1), sign into it with the username and password provided by the documentation and then configure it to work with your modem.

In general, these are the settings you want to configure:

1. Your ISP settings, in the vast majority of cases it should be DHCP, but there can be a number of pitfalls even if it does use DHCP.
2. Your Wireless SSID. You should change this from the default (probably "linksys") to something easily identifiable to you.
3. Wireless channel. Survey pre-existing wireless routers using a tool like AirPort Radar. Then, change the channel so that it's notconflicting with an existing router.
4. Wireless security. Set this to WPA and choose a "passphrase", this is the password you'll use the first time you connect to it wirelessly.

Once this is done, just close your browser, then:

5. Reset the modem by unplugging it, wait 10 seconds, plug it back in.
6. Reset the router by unplugging it, wait 10 seconds and plug it back in.
7. Reboot the computer, unplug the ethernet cord.
8. Click the wi-fi control in the menu bar (looks like a fan), your network SSID that you configured in step 2 should appear in the list of choices.
9. Click on it and enter your WPA passphrase when prompted.
10. After about 10 seconds, it should connect and you should be on the Internet wirelessly.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
hiya

 
Member Since: May 13, 2008
Posts: 3
hiya is on a distinguished road

hiya is offline
All working now, thanks.
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,586
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is offline
Glad to hear you got it working and Excellent help as usual CWA!!!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Cant connect via comcast please help! | Can I lock my iTunes folder location preference...? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Linksys wireless router w/ Airport Extreme question sekou Internet, Networking, and Wireless 1 02-10-2007 10:13 AM
Airport Extreme, Express, and a linksys home router. Engstfeld Internet, Networking, and Wireless 5 01-28-2007 08:37 PM
Linksys WRT54G Router locks up when MBP plugged in. tyson0016 Other Hardware and Peripherals 7 01-25-2007 11:36 AM
simple linksys router question PowerBookG4 Internet, Networking, and Wireless 2 04-30-2006 08:24 AM
Hooking up an emac to a linksys router ddzc Other Hardware and Peripherals 11 03-20-2004 03:02 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?