reply to chapter_one
Re: EasyLink Advisor Ron, I have not messed around with the old Easy Link Advisor software, but if it runs ok in XP and Vista, more than likely it will be fine with Win 7.
Worst case scenario, you can always remove it if it fails to work, but I don't think there is any real risk of messing anything up by trying.
Deeds, not words
Thanks for that suggestion, Pete. I think I just might try that and see what happens. I've tried several times again to get in with the 192.168.1.1 but didn't have any luck from the Browser. Funny thing was, I found an Excel file with that link embedded and clicked on it. Ha! It went right to it. Go figure. Anyhow, I had seen the grumblings about no support for the EasyLink file any longer. I was hesitant to try it on the Win7 machine but think I will.
For what it's worth . . . Win 7, 64 bit, doesn't seem to like The EasyLink program. Just says words to the effect that the program is not compatible with current version of Windows and to look for an updated file. There apparently isn't one, but since I'm able to access the router with the link in the Excel file I can manage the Linksys from that.