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Friday, January 09, 2004

How to Set Up a Linksys WET11 Bridge from MacOS X

Linksys's documentation for the [WET11 Wireless Bridge] only provides directions for setting up the device using Windows client software on a PC - which in my case didn't even work. It can be set up using any web browser, though Linksys doesn't make this obvious in their documention. Here's how to get into the WET11 using MacOS X. The steps beyond these are pretty well covered by the WET11 manual and user guide.

Set up your Mac's network configuration for "DHCP with manual address" as shown below. The easiest way to do this is to create a new Location to switch to it easily when you are connected directly to the WET11. Set your IP address to and make sure what you're editing is for ethernet, not your internal modem.

WET11 Network Setup for MacOS X

With that done, click Apply Now and close System Preferences. Connect your WET11 directly to your ethernet port, then open up a web browser (Safari and Camino should work just as well as IE for this - some "Web GUI" application for embedded systems require IE, but Linksys's don't seem to). Go to, the username is blank and the default password is... listed in your manual (5 letters, very obvious, though you would expect it to be the username and not the password). I won't list that here, though really there's no reason not to. Make sure changing that password is a high priority!

1/09/2004 03:23:00 PM ] [  0 comments  ]
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