Monday, September 26, 2011
I got a Linksys E2500 router at Staples, supposed to have good speed and a strong signal, and fully compatible with Macs and with Charter cable. Partway through the installation it didn't see the internet and I had to disconnect the modem's power and signal cables, wait two minutes, reconnect, wait two minutes, and then try opening a browser window. Bingo, we were online. All three Macs were quickly set up to find the new network and give the right password in AirPort. It took a while get the HP wireless laser printer onto the network. You have to make a USB connection from a computer to the printer, run the setup software, and aim it at the network. The whole process was done in just a little over an hour.