Checking if your Mac® is set to DHCP before manually setting up a Linksys router

The setup software that came with older Linksys routers is only designed to work in a Windows® platform; hence, you will need to set up your router manually if you have a Mac® computer.

To be able to set up your Linksys router manually, you will need to check if your Mac computer is set to Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).  This article will help you learn how.

Step 1:
Connect the modem to the router’s Internet port and the Mac computer to any of the four (4) Ethernet ports.  For instructions on how to do this, click here

Step 2:
On your computer, click the Apple icon then select the System Preferences... option.

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Step 3: 
Open Network.

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Step 4:
Click Ethernet on the left side and ensure that Using DHCP is selected to Configure IPv4.

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Step 5:
Click the Close User-added image button to exit.

Configuring the router manually

You can set up the router for Internet access based on your connection type.  Select your ISP’s category from any of the links below to learn how to set up your router manually:

Cable Internet Service
DSL Internet Service
Static IP Account


Related Articles:

Different ways in setting up your Linksys wireless router
How to set up your Linksys Wi-Fi Router for the first time using Linksys Connect
Setting up the Linksys Wireless-N Router using the Easy Setup Key
Setting up your Linksys Wi-Fi Router without a Setup CD

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