|Also, just tell me why do I need dell to set up network and the fact that it is Linus based, how does that affect me?|
You don't have to setup the router with the Dell computer. I'm not sure why 'capt' said that, perhaps he isn't familiar with Mac's and that's why. Regardless, the router couldn't care less what operating system you're using. The fact that this router is Linux based doesn't matter at this point either so don't worry about it. I'm pretty sure 'capt' mentioned it, and Tomato firmware because he likes using Tomato on Linux based routers.........as I do.
Anyhow, let's skip the confusion and deal with the problem.
I would suggest you do the following, in order:
1) Check your router's firmware version and then go to Linksys's site and see if there's a newer version available for your unit. If there is, update it. If not, go to the next step.
2) Reset the router to factory defaults. To do this, with the unit on, press and hold the 'reset' button for 10 seconds and then let it reboot. Login to the management interface and setup your wireless. Don't be stupid, use WPA encryption and a strong password.
3) Join first one computer, and then the other, to the wireless network.
Once you've finished, both should connect properly without hassle.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.