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Accessing the access point’s web-based setup page using Mac computer

This article will guide you on how to access the web-based setup page of your access point using a Mac computer.  Ensure that your Mac computer has an Ethernet adapter to establish the connection to your access point.

QUICK TIP:  If you are using WAP610N, click here for instructions on how to access its web-based setup page.

There are two (2) ways in accessing the web-based setup page of your access point:

i.  Connecting the access point directly to your computer
ii. Connecting an access point to a router

Listed below are the default IP addresses of some Linksys access points:

  • WAP11       - 192.168.1.251
  • WAP51AB  - 192.168.1.250
  • WAP54GP - 192.168.1.245
  • WAP55AG  - 192.168.1.246
  • WAP54G    - 192.168.1.245

Connecting the access point directly to your computer

Assigning a static IP address on your Mac computer allows you to access the web-based setup page of your access point while directly connected to the computer.

Step 1:
Connect your access point to the LAN port of your Mac computer.  Make sure the LEDs are lit on your device.
 

Step 2:
Set a static IP address on your computer.  For instructions, click here.

NOTE:  When assigning a static IP address on your computer, use an IP address that is in range with your access point.  An example of this is 192.168.1.10.

Step 3:
After assigning a static IP on your Mac computer, you can now access the web-based setup page of your access point.  Open Safari and enter your access point’s default IP address and press [Return].

NOTE:  In this example, the default IP address of the WAP54G is used.

 

 

NOTE:  If the IP address of the access point has been changed, enter the new IP address instead.  If you are encountering problems accessing the web-based setup page of your access point, click here.

Step 4:
A new window will prompt asking for a Name and Password.  Leave the Name field blank, type in your access point’s password “admin” in the Password field then click Log In.

NOTE:  If you forgot the password of your access point, it is recommended to reset it.  Resetting the access point will erase its previous settings and revert back to factory defaults.  For instructions, click here.
 

Connecting an access point to a router

In this scenario, you have a working wired or wireless Internet connection through your router and your access point is connected one of the numbered ports of your router.

NOTE:  This scenario will work if your router is on the same IP address range as the access point.  For example, the IP address of your router is 192.168.1.1.  If not, then it is best to connect the access point directly to a computer to set it on the same range as the router.

QUICK TIP:  If your router’s IP address is 192.168.1.1 then you can set a static IP on your computer ranging from 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.254.

Step 1:
Open Safari and enter your access point’s default IP address and press [Return].

NOTE:  In this example, the default IP address of the WAP54G is used.
 

NOTE:  If the IP address of the access point has been changed, enter the new IP address instead.  If you are encountering problems accessing the web-based setup page of your access point, click here.

Step 2:
A new window will prompt asking for a Name and Password.  Leave the Name field blank, type in your access point’s password “admin” in the Password field then click Log In.

NOTE:  If you forgot the password of your access point, it is recommended to reset it.  Resetting the access point will erase its previous settings and revert back to factory defaults.  For instructions, click here.

 

 

Related Articles:

Configuring an Access Point as a Wireless Bridge
Configuring an Access Point as a Wireless Repeater
Configuring an Access Point in Access Point Client Mode
Setting up the WAP610N

 

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