You should go through steps 1 and 2 in the manual to collect important ISP information. Once you have collected all the required information simply plug your cable or DSL modem into the wan port on the Gateway Router and plug your Macintosh into any one of the numbered ports. Plug the Gateway Router into a power source. Your Ethernet LAN adapter should be set to get a DHCP address. Reboot your Mac and it should get an IP address in the range of 192.168.2.x. Now open a web browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) and type in the address bar 192.168.2.1. Skip step #3 in the manual as it only applies to Windows computers. Now continue with step #4.
To open the set up page of the router of the
router , one of your computer should be able to go online through the
It could be a wired computer or wireless computer.
If it is a wireless computer then make sure that the computer is connected to your own wireless network.
Do not change any wireless settings on the router using a wireless computer.
OK ! Now you have a computer online through the router and you want to open the set up page of the router.
First step is check the IP address of the computer.
Check the IP address and the Default gateway on the computer.
For Windows XP
START ==> RUN ==> type in cmd
in the RUN box==>
click OK or Hit ENTER . You will see a black window that is a command prompt .
In the black window type in " ipconfig " ==> and Hit ENTER on your key
For Windows Vista and Windows 7
on START ==> type in cmd in the start
box ==> enter ==> you will see the black window. Type in " ipconfig "you will see a lot of
information. Try to find out the local area
connection IPv4 address .
down the Default gateway number.
For MAC OS
icon in the right top corner of the computer. Go to System Preferences
==> go to Network ==> you will find the option Built in Ethernet or Airport whichever is
connected. If you go to that you will find the Ip address and router
The default gateway is the IP address of your router.
This IP address of the router will be used to open the set up
page of the router
Now you got the IP address
of the router.Open the Internet Browser ( Internet Explorer, Firefox,
In the Address bar of the browser Type the IP address of the
Do not type http:// or www
just type in the IP address only.
ask you for the user name and the password of the router.
This is the User name and
the password of the router and NOT
the wireless password. On a wireless router, there are 2 passwords. One
is to access the router and the other one is for the wireless network.
For most of the routers the default password
will be " admin " . for some routers the default password is " password
". For Linksys router the default password is admin and no user name.
Usually answered in minutes!