2648 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 16, 2008 2:49 AM by BDAqua
Hi Dave & Riley,
No need for SW on the Mac, it should show or give the IP of the Router somewhere, put that in the URL bar of any Browser & you should be on the home Setup page!
portforward.com has setup instructions for just about every Router.
The Modem should be completely powered down for a few minutes to make it forget the device it was hooked to before... Modems are quite dumb. Power it up then connect the Router & power it up.
...The router CD and website give no info for us Mac users...
That is a major feature and distinction of the Apple Airport Base Stations. The Apple Airport configuration utility is provided for both Mac and PC.
Your D-link should work with the Mac, but there is no guarantee I guess. The User Manual should show a web address to access the router to configure it via a web browser, it will look something like this simulated page:
but you would typically use the IP address http://192.168.0.1
You may have issues using a Mac browser, the interface is likely only officially supported by Internet Explorer on the PC. You might have to try Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer to see which one will work and show all the pages properly.
I'm not sure what the factory default is, it may be operational with no configuration needed, but with little or no security features enabled. Changing the default password and setting up a private encrpyted stealth network are all recommended for increased security as opposed to the factory default setup.