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Tenda W268R router - Is it Macintosh compatible?

by cansarah / January 26, 2011 9:44 AM PST

I bought a Tenda W268R router from Microcenter and am having problems to set it up on my Mac Powerbook. When I insert the CD that comes with it, it has only files for PCs (.exe and others than don't run in a Mac). The User guide has no mention of Macintosh in it and the same is true for their website. What should I do? I never installed a router before so any help is very much appreciated. Thanks!

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You are asking 2 questions here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2011 9:51 AM PST

While the router is compatible the CD is usually not.

Since you never setup a router without a CD or helper app I suggest you return it for something that has a CD with apps for your Apple.

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by cansarah / January 26, 2011 11:47 AM PST

Thanks for the response. In addition to the Mac, I also have a netbook PC. Can I set up the router with the netbook and then use both the Mac and PC with the Tenda router once it is set up? Thanks!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2011 12:03 PM PST
In reply to: Follow up

Most netbooks don't have CD drives.

While setup of routers is possible without this CD I find that newbies are best served by returning products that have poor to no documentation on this.

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by cansarah / January 26, 2011 12:20 PM PST
In reply to: Unlikely.

ok. thank you

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