Originally posted by FullMetalFox
I tried typing in 192.168.1.1. in the address field in both Safari and Firefox, but in both browsers it didn't work and got a "could not connect" or "attempt was refused" message.
OK make sure you are connected correctly.
Cable or DSL? You don't say.
The cable modem or DSL modem has ethernet? (a plug that looks like an oversized telephone plug)
- Make sure the router is plugged in and the lights on the front are lit.
- Connect the ethernet from the cable/DSL modem to the "uplink" port of the router.
- For now, connect another ethernet cable between one of the other 4 ports on the router and the ethernet jack on the back of the computer.
- Type http://192.168.1.1
into the address bar in Safari and return. You should get a password dialog. Try admin/admin or blank and admin. Go to the Linksys.com site to look for the instruction manual also.
- IF the password works, find the part of the setup page where you turn on the wireless. Give the network a name. Turn ii on.
Open System Preferences-> Network, choose "Show -> Network Port Configurations" and make sure "Airport" is checked. (I assume since you asked about a wireless router that you want to connect wirelessly. You of course need an Airport card in the computer to do so).
- Under the Airport tab in the Network settings, make sure it is set to "Use DHCP" and the router (gateway) address is set to 192.168.1.1 and hit Apply.
Pull down the Airport menu in the menu bar and make sure it says "Turn Airport On".
- Finally, unplug the ethernet cable from the computer and then try and select the network in the Airport menulet.
- Try to surf.