I was trying to set my password on linksys via http://192.168.1.1 and at the WPA Shared key password my connection dropped. Now when I try to log on to my wireless network I don't have a password that works. So I can't connect with my router. I'm connected now but not through the wireless router and therefore can't get back to http://192.168.1.1. How do I reset my password to get on the internet with the router? I tried resetting the router and it doesn't work. Please help! I just want to be able to use my router without everyone else in my building using it to! Thank you!
You need to connect to the router using a Ethernet cable to your Mac before you change the password.
Then type http://192.168.1.1/ into the browser address area. That gets you into the router set-up . Then you need to enter a name (SSID) and encryption type (WEP, WPA) and a password. The full set of instructions should be on the Linksys site.
For your Mac: When it requests your password type in the "Encryption Key." I found this information under "My Network Settings" which I was able to access through a PC. (I'm sorry, I don't know how to get that info via my Mac but I never even tried since I had originally set up my Linksys with the PC.)
I read many forums searching for the answer. I tried the "$" sign in front of my password with no luck. I changed to WPA security and no luck... I found the key and That Was IT!