Quote: Originally Posted by padyboy
According to AE manual, I require a mackintosh computer to set up this router.
Not necessarily true.
While it is certainly convenient to set up a router your first time using the setup software (that in your case is an Apple program that requires a MAC to run) it is not the only way.
I do not ever install the setup software for routers. I set them up manually.
You can access your router's setup by using any standard web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc).
You need to know the IP address of the router. Your Linksys router will be 192.168.1.1. (You type: " http://192.168.1.1
") . Some routers use 192.168.10.1. You can google to find what the AE uses for a standard IP address.
Then you need to know the username and password to access the router. Again, a new router has a generic UN&P. And again this will be in your documentation or you can find it online.
Some routers use "admin" as a user name and the password is blank.
IIRC, Linksys uses "Linksys" as the user name and "admin" as the password.
Once you have accessed your routers settings you can change the password, setup your wireless connection and encryption key, and make any other changes to the system you need. No software is required.
If you need more help with the setup I would post a new thread in the "Network & Sharing" forum and see if someone there is familiar with the AE and could walk you through the setup. (I am not familiar!).