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theimposter1979
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Registered: ‎11-01-2012

Connecting wireless router (D-Link) to Apple Mac laptop

I have just received a wireless router (D-link) and the instructions included from Virgin Media aren't much use at all and I cannot connect. I have had this problem before. Can someone please give me a step by step guide as to how I can finally get online using a wireless router! I am using Mac OS X Version 10.5.8 (2009).

 

 

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paultechy
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Registered: ‎08-06-2010

Re: Connecting wireless router (D-Link) to Apple Mac laptop

best idea is to turn off both cable modem and dlink, make sure cable from modem is attach to WAN/internet port on the dlink, the globe light 2nd from the left should turn to green.. here is the manual for the dlink. 

ftp://ftp.dlink.co.uk/dir_products/dir-615/DIR-615_Manual.pdf

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Peter_
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Registered: ‎24-06-2011

Re: Connecting wireless router (D-Link) to Apple Mac laptop


theimposter1979 wrote:

I have just received a wireless router (D-link) and the instructions included from Virgin Media aren't much use at all and I cannot connect. I have had this problem before. Can someone please give me a step by step guide as to how I can finally get online using a wireless router! I am using Mac OS X Version 10.5.8 (2009).

 

 


D LINK ROUTER SETUP

 

The first thing you need to do is power down the modem and then you need to do a pinhole reset of the router, if you look on the back of the router the is a grey reset hole, you take a pen and press it into  the router while powered on for 30 seconds..

Then you wait for the lights all to turn green on the router and then power up the modem, then you look for a DLink network which is unsecured and you then connect to it wirelessly, ignore any prompts to set up the network at this stage just continue and connect.

Then you go go online and in the address bar of your browser you type 192.168.0.1 and press enter/return, you will then be asked for a username which is admin and password which you leave blank, and then click login and they will be presented with a Dlink screen on the left  chose wireless setup and then go to manual setup at the bottom and you will be presented with the setup  screen

At the top we have Wi-Fi Protected Setup also known as WCN2, remove the Enable Pin tick and then go the Wireless Network Settings section and go to the box with the SSID which by default will be dlink and change it to one of your own choice.

Then click on the security options drop down and choose WPA/WPA2 wireless security enhanced, then the Network key box will appear and in here they enter a password with a minimum length of 8 characters then click save settings and wait for it to finish.

You can now look for their newly named network and connect using their password.

 

Only do the pinhole if you have already failed to set it up, if this does not work ring up and one of my colleagues will guide you through setup.

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Ralph_R
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Registered: ‎23-11-2011

Re: Connecting wireless router (D-Link) to Apple Mac laptop

Hi

theimposter1979,
 
Hope the posted information has helped, please let us know if your require any further assistance. 

Ralph
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LizEskdale
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Registered: ‎20-01-2012

Re: Connecting wireless router (D-Link) to Apple Mac laptop

Hi,

 

I'm also having problems. I've tried to reach 192.168.0.1 but the connection keeps timing out. I've tried reaching Virgin tech support and have been promised calls back which haven't arrived.

 

I've been using the ethernet cable to connect up to now, but I'm about to get new tablet and would like to set-up the wifi network so this can use it too. I'm on quite an old iBook G4 which doesn't have Airport. But I have used a dlink usb wireless adapter before with a previous provider - I just can't figure out how I set it up previously.

 

Thanks.

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MarkC
Posts: 365
Registered: ‎16-06-2010

Re: Connecting wireless router (D-Link) to Apple Mac laptop

Hi LizEskdale

 

When you've tried to connect to 192.168.0.1 have you had a working Internet Connection?  If so the possible culprit could be that a Proxy server.  If you need help checking for a proxy please reply here.

 

Otherwise the IP address of your router/default gateway maybe setup different, to confirm open System preferences and Click into Network, and confirm the router address on the TCP/IP heading.  Try accessing this instead of 192.168.0.1 if it's the same as 192.168.0.1 then the best option may be to pin reset you D-Link to factory settings.  (There's a reset button on your D-Link router which will need to be pressed in for approx 30 seconds.

 

Post back here if you require more help.

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Mark Crilly
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