OS X :: Can I Plug A Cable Not Ethernet Into The Airport Extreme

Apr 22, 2009

We plug cable from the wall into our router, can I do this with the time capsule (extreme) / air port extreme base station?

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MacBook Pro :: Use WiFi Or Plug In Ethernet Cable On The Desk?

Jul 24, 2009

When you get home at your desk, put your MBP on the table plugging it to an external monitor or not, do you keep it running on WiFi or do you plug in an ethernet cable for your notebook? I am on a 25mbps line in my home and i find that when i plug in the cable my internet connection is more stable, faster and doesn't drop out sometimes. Because, sometimes on Wifi, websites take a little longer to load or it seems to not load at all. While on the ethernet cable everything is just speed of light instant.

I have also noticed that using vmware when i go away from the computer and puts windows to sleep, when i get back, it takes a while for windows to recognize the airport vmware driver and connect back to internet, while with the ethernet cable it is just instant (again). Noticed this while running windows live messenger and the time it takes to connect back. I also noticed that transferring files from my windows vista desktop computer to my macbook was alot faster on ethernet cable than on the wifi connection, even though my router supports 54mbps wifi. So are you guys satisfied with your wifi? Or do you use an ethernet cable for stability? Or am i the only one with minor wifi problems?

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Hardware :: Plug Time Capsule Directly To Mac Via Ethernet Cable

Apr 18, 2008

Disregarding the internet access/router/gateway part of the Time Capsule for a moment, what is supposed to happen when you plug a time capsule directly into a Mac via ethernet cable?

- Does a dialog box come up?
- Are you supposed to be able to see the disk in the Finder?
- Is Time Machine supposed to see it?

Mine does nothing when I plug it in using a known-good cable. Suspect bad ethernet port on Time Capsule itself (because it also doesn't realize the cable is plugged in to an upstream DSL modem, either) - wondering what the expected behavior of a properly working one is?

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Hardware :: Can Plug In A CAT5e Cable From Router Into The Airport Express

Feb 24, 2009

I know this seems like a silly question, but it's just something I want to ensure before I go out and buy an Airport Express.

I can plug in a CAT5e cable from my router into the Airport Express and it should work fine, correct?

Network diagram:

Modem -> Wired Router -> Airport Express

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Hardware :: Airport - Plug In The Small Usb Cable To Edit Movies

Jun 5, 2009

I just bought an Airport Extreme and I had a question in regards to using an external hard drive attached to the airport rather than my laptop.

So I have the hard drive mounted so I see it on the desktop just as it would appear if it was plugged in through USB. Now, when I open iMovie 09 to try and edit a movie (all the iMovie events and most projects are on the external drive), iMovie shows them in the events panel, but with a warning icon, and clicking on it does nothing. So basically, it appears as if I cannot edit movies on the external, is this true? Is there a workaround at all? Because I don't want to have to walk up to the drive and plug in the small usb cable to edit movies...

Here's a screenshot of iMovie showing the alert logo.

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Hardware :: Airport Extreme - Unplug And Plug In Back?

Nov 10, 2010

I hope these are the right boards to put this in. I'll try to sum up my problems as best I can. So we have what seems to be an Airport Extreme (fairly certain, as it's very circular and white; it also says Airport Extreme on it now that I look at it). It's worked for a long time, and I've never had any serious problems besides having to unplug it and plug it back in again. Here are the things we use the wifi on:

iPod Touch (3G)
eMac (10.3.9)
Refurbished iBook (now with 10.5)
PlayStation 3

My brother has a new 4G iPod which doesn't want to work with the wifi. My friend however got the same iPod within the same stretch of time, and his iPod totally works at my house, but his old 3G didn't (try to keep that straight). But that's beside the point for now.Now I have been playing video games online on my PS3 for over a year now on this router, and have never had any big issues. Now, it refuses to hook up. When I enter the wifi in, the attempt to obtain the IP times out. When I go in and do it all manually, I get the DNS Error 80710102. I've tried restarting the router, I've tried restarting the PS3, I've tried going in manually and doing it, I've tried switching the Primary and Secondary DNS, I've tried switching the channels of the router (was on 10, now its on 1). I know of nothing that would bring about this change in how the router (or PS3) have been functioning, now I've hit a brick wall. (I should also note that the PS3 works on the wifi at other places)

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Hardware :: Use AirPort Express Without Ethernet Cable?

Aug 26, 2009

I live in a district where phone lines don't reach, therefore I don't have wire internet: only a 3G modem. Can I use AirPort without a cable? Or could I plug in the USB 3G modem into it instead?

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Hardware :: AirPort Express Without Ethernet Cable?

Mar 26, 2010

I'm planning to buy an AirPort Express. But I have a question. Can I stream my music wireless from iTunes on my Macbook, without connecting the AirPort Express to an Ethernet cable?

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Hardware :: Just Plug An Airport Express Into Ethernet Point - Second Wifi On Home Network

May 19, 2010

Our wireless router (some standard linksys one) is downstairs. Wireless is mostly used down there so need strongest signal. Then it's plugged into an ethernet point, which goes up to the loft in a box, where it feeds into a 16-port switch, then back out to ethernet points in each room of the house. (recently renovated the house and ran Cat-5e everywhere.)Currently I have to connect via the ethernet point in my room with a network cable as I can't pick up the wireless signal. Which sucks a bit, being tied down when on a macbook pro.Could I just plug an Airport Express into the ethernet point in my room and set it up as a second wireless point, which I can use in my room? Or is that not what it's for?

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OS X :: Internet Connection Difficulty With Both Ethernet Cable And AirPort?

Mar 24, 2009

I connect to the internet mainly through an ethernet cable, connected to my own base for ethernet connections (Might be a router, but doesn't connect directly to the internet) which is connected to the main Linksys router on the other side of my house, which even has a wireless connection.

Regardless, this setup has worked without issue for a long time now, but all of a sudden now, I cannot connect to the internet (On my Mac).

I have tried unplugging the routers, for extended periods of time, plugging them back in, but I cannot connect to the internet. Whats awkward, is that when I check the Network settings in the System Preferences, it says clearly is that the Ethernet Cable is connected (Which it is), and as a backup, I have even connected to my Wireless Network through AirPort (Which says it is connected), but I cannot connect to the internet through Firefox, or any instant messaging service.

On the main computer, with the main router, the internet works fine. When I try to load Firefox on my Mac, it sometimes takes a long time loading (On a blank screen), and never loads usually (With occasional loads, but usually does not connect).

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OS X :: Airport Extreme - Print Through Ethernet

Dec 23, 2010

I have two comps
1 mac pro
1 mac book pro

the wireless printing to my laser printing is amazing with the MBP but the MP is hooked up to the base station via ethernet. How do I get the MP to see the exact same printer that is hooked up via USB.

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Hardware :: Running Ethernet Cable From XBOX 360 To Airport Express

Aug 25, 2008

I have been searching around the forum for this answer and I haven't found anything specific. Here is my network setup.

Modem --ethernet-- Airport Extreme --ethernet-- iMac
Living Room:
Airport Express (Wirelessly Connected to Airport Extreme) currently setup for AirTunes using a bridged connection.

What I want to know are the specifics of running an ethernet cable from my XBOX 360 to the Airport EXPRESS and using that as my internet hook up to get on Xbox Live.

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Hardware :: Get Airport Express - Connect Directly To 360 With Ethernet Cable?

Mar 13, 2010

I have an Xbox 360 set up in my bedroom which is at the opposite end of the house. I have an airport extreme base station (new model) connected to my modem and PC (PC is not wireless, thus why i have it connected).... I have the wireless adapter connected to my xbox 360. I can play online with no lag (game: modern warfare 2) when nobody is on the pc but when someone is on the pc I get very noticeable lag. I guess I am fighting to split the connection with the pc. What is my best solution? 1) Have my ISP boost the speed of my modem. I didn't know if this would help by giving us more speed to fight over. 2) Get an Airport express and set it up closer to my bedroom/xbox 360. Will the express still fight for the connection with my pc like my wireless adapter on the 360? 3) Get the airport express and connect it directly to my 360 with an ethernet cable. Will i still be fighting for connection with the pc?

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Hardware :: Using Airport Extreme With Comcast Cable?

Oct 2, 2007

I've been using the AEBS with my PowerBook for the last two and a half years with no problems. I was able to set it up to work with my Verizon DSL internet service pretty easily and never gave it a second thought. Until now.

I recently moved, and of course I had to switch ISPs. Now I've got Comast cable internet. The technician came out and hooked everything up. My internet works just fine - so long as I have the ethernet cable plugged into the computer.

I've tried to set it up to work with the Airport but it's not working. I'm clearly doing something wrong (this is what I get for not paying more attention to how these things work).

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OS X :: Airport Extreme Setup - Modem - Ethernet

Dec 1, 2010

Upon getting my iPad and being unable to stream much without huge wait times, I've decided to take the plunge and get an Airport Extreme. Well, it arrived today, but alas it seems that I need a modem and Ethernet cord! Now, in my defense, I've been using a router that is both a modem and a router for years -- and it connected straight to the cable jack, so I didn't know that most routers needed a separate modem unit and Ethernet cord! Any way, it's too late to head out now so I'm going to have to wait till tomorrow to stream my precious netflix -- but I want to get it right this time; so...

I need an ethernet cord to connect the router and modem, right? The Modem/Router I've been using is called the SBG900 Wireless Surfboard Gateway. In my experience, the speeds have been dismal, but I should be able to use this as my modem -- right? Will it be slower than if I bought a separate modem? Does the modem even effect the speed of your internet or is that just the router?

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Hardware :: Connecting Airport Extreme To Comcast Cable?

May 9, 2009

Trying to connect a new Airport Extreme Base Station to my iMac. Was hoping I could do so without connecting the AEBS to the imac via ethernet--is that possible? Why i try to do so, AEBS setup asks for my DHCP settings,etc.. If I connect AEBS to the computer via ethernet, will that work and will I be able to establish a network? Sure isn't going the way the "easy instructions" claim.

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OS X :: Airport Extreme Or Cable Modem - Signal Drop?

Aug 16, 2010

I'm using an airport extreme (latest firmware) with 10.6.3 on a mac pro and a macbook pro. The mac pro is wired the macbook pro is connected via wireless.

I constantly have signal drops. While the airport extreme seems to stay online (green light is sold) the cable modem always resets itself.

I can't figure out if this is because of my Optonline service or due to my router (airport extreme). Cablevision states nothing is wrong with my cable internet connection and the issue may be with the router. I've tried three different modems from them and they've supposedly checked everything (wires, signal, etc). I still think it has something to do with them. I'm hesitant to try DSL as it is slower (no fios here yet).

I don't get how it can be the router if both my desktop and laptop lose connection to the internet at the same time if they happen to be connected online at the same time.

Is there anything I'm overlooking in regards to the airport extreme? Should I trash a particular preference or try a different setting?

I'm kind of desperate at this point since it is highly annoying to constantly get knocked offline more than 5 times a day.

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Hardware :: PS3 + Airport Extreme + Imac + Ethernet - Fail?

Feb 13, 2009

Bt homehub shoots the internet wirelessly to my next room, to the Airport extreme. This airport extreme sits next to a ps3 and an external network Hard drive (see model below). Basically, I want to be able to dump files from my imac into the other room on this Hardrive, whilst my Ps3 being able to access the Hardrive as usual. Unfrotunately, I can only get the ps3 or the airport extreme to connect to my hardrive through the USB slot. As the HD only has one USB slot, this means I can only use one at a time! Neither of the devices will see the Harddrive when it is plugged in by ethernet alone.. How can i make it so i can use the harddrive with my airport extreme AND my ps3 at the same time?

Hard drive model:
Freecom 30725 1TB NAS Drive Hi-Speed USB/Ethernet 10/100
brand new Imac with latest airport extreme

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Hardware :: Unable To Use Airport Extreme N (Gigabit Ethernet)?

Mar 6, 2009

I have noticed that about once a day at around 9pm or so my network goes out for 45 seconds to a minute and then comes back on.

I know this is weird and maybe its something we are doing but has anyone ever heard of this issue?

Is there a fix for it?

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OS X :: Network - Comcast - Ethernet - AirPort Express / Extreme?

Jun 21, 2009

I finally convinced a friend to get a Mac and bragged about how easy everything works. He got a new iMac (loves it!) and signed up for Comcast High Speed Internet. Now there is a new MacBook in the house so I explained that all he would need is the AirPort Express in order to share the internet wirelessly for both Mac's. I went to set it up and I screwed everything up, after hours of work I not only couldn't get the Express working, I had to leave him without even ethernet internet. That's really all the info about his setup I have at the moment. So I came home to examine my own setup which is very similar: we both have the same Comcast modem (Arris TM502G) except I have an AEBS and he has a Express.

So I came home to examine my setup, it has been a while since I set mine up but its been flawless wirelessly (I never used the ethernet before). So, I plugged a ethernet cable in to the AEBS and connected my MBP. Works great. So I want to try to cut out the AEBS and just connect via ethernet from my MBP to the cable modem, that's where I start getting IP address problems. When an ethernet cable is connected to the AEBS my IP address is and works fine. When I cut out the AEBS and try to run ethernet directly from my modem to my computer my IP Address changes to and I get an error message saying that "Ethernet has a self-assigned IP address and may not be able to connect" and sure enough, I can't. Network Diagnostics tells me to configure via DHCP and restart the modem, still no luck. As I was searching tonight I came upon some discussion about Comcast limiting MAC addresses or something?

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OS X :: AirPort Extreme Constantly Blinking - Ethernet Light Off

Feb 1, 2010

I had modem/router, which I got from the phone company here. It wasn't working that great, so I decided to order a Netgear modem and an Apple Airport Extreme. I got the Netgear modem to get me on the web, and the ethernet connection light stayed on, but when I connect it to my AE, that ethernet light goes off and the AE is constantly blinking. I reset the modem, and still nothing. I then reset the AE, and still the same thing. And when I try to connect my MB and iMac wirelessly to the AE, it tells me there are no apple devices present, and to retry.

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Hardware :: Airport Extreme And Time Machine Over Ethernet?

Apr 27, 2010

Just got a new MacBook Pro, and I want to back it up wirelessly using Time Machine over my Airport Extreme Network. I've been doing this, in the past, with a smaller hard drive connected to the USB port on the AEBS, but need to upgrade to a bigger hard drive. Is there any speed benefit from getting a hard drive with ethernet capability, and attaching it right into the ethernet port on the AEBS, and if so can I back up with Time Machine wirelessly using this configuration? My AEBS is the first gen of the 'n' version that came out, but is gigabit ethernet, if that matters.

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Hardware :: Airport Extreme - Hard Drive Connected Via USB Or Ethernet?

Nov 9, 2010

im planning on getting an airport extreme + hard drive for time machine backups & file storage. would it be best to just get a usb hard drive [URL] or a hard drive w/ an ethernet port [URL]?

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Hardware :: Hard Disk Ethernet Connection To Airport Extreme

Nov 26, 2009

Can anyone provide clear instructions on connecting a 2Tb Lacie hard drive to the Airport Extreme via one of the ethernet ports? The HD does not support a USB connection and I already have another HD connected to the Airport Extreme via the USB port. I am also working off of a PC laptop.

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EMac :: Airport Extreme Card Won't Connect To Internet, Says Cable Unplugged

Mar 31, 2012

I have an aiport extreme card in my emac. It was installed around a year and a half ago and has workd fine until yesterday. it suddenly says that it is not configured. It also says the antenna cable is unplugged and that it is turned off. I tried to trouble shoot it with internet connection assistant which says cable is unplugged and aiport is off. I have taken the card out and reinstalled it and reattached the cable mutiple times to no avail. And yes, I know how hard it is to push in.

eMac (ATI Graphics), Mac OS X (10.5.8), 1 GHz powerPC G4

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Hardware :: Can AirPort Extreme Work Via Cat5 Ethernet Port Within Network?

Dec 11, 2009

Can my AirPort Extreme work via a Cat5 ethernet port within my network? I ask because we've had no luck doing this where as our older Airport Express works just fine this way. Thoughts? We upgraded to the Extreme to extend the signal (and have 2 antennas) and trying to avoid hooking it up to the cable modem box which is even further away than where the Airport Express was located.

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Hardware :: Setup HP 6500 Wireless Printer Connected To Airport Extreme By Ethernet

Dec 11, 2010

i connected it to my Airport Extreme and not the USB because i want to use the scanning and faxing features. so how can i configure it? when i connected it via USB it recognized it but when i connected it to ethernet it didn't...

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Hardware :: Gigabit Ethernet/Firewire 800 To Share Video Using Airport Extreme Base Station?

Jul 11, 2010

I want to put all my media (mainly music and movies) on an external hard drive.

It will be connected to MacMini media server using Plex. Then I wish to share to a MBP over the network (using Airport Extreme Base station).

Question is what is faster?:
1) a Firewire 800 hard drive connected directly to the MacMini then shared over the network?

2) or a Network hard drive connected directly to the Airport Extreme via CAT5e/CAT6, then shared over the network?

Given the size of some video files I have (High def movies 4GB+) I'd like the smoothest and fastest transfer rate.

Really confused welcome any suggestions!

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PowerPC :: EMac And IMac File Sharing With Ethernet Cable And Other Cable?

Oct 12, 2010

I was wondering how I could file share, or make the whole Hard Drive (HDD) accessible to another computer. The two other computers I have are a Toshiba Laptop with Ethernet and USB, and a iMac Intel with Firewire, USB, and Ethernet. Putting these to use along with:Three Ethernet Cables Now how do I get the whole HDD visible to the others computers (either/both) and be able to write to it? Also, I do not want to use CDs and have no CDs that came with the computers. I want to put Xubuntu on the eMac and Debian on the iMacs and erase the rest of the Hard Drives. The computers getting this are the iMac G3s and the eMac G4 in my Signature.

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OS X :: Ethernet Cable Connecting Ethernet Port To IPhone - Feasible?

May 20, 2009

I was just wondering if any other macrumorsmembers have been in the situation where there's no wifi, no decent 3G, but ethernet ports available to use, but you don't have a computer handy? Would it be possible that you could create an ethernet cable one end, dock the other, and literally connect e.g. an iPhone into the ethernet? At my place of work, there's no signal (dodgy GPRS/flakey Edge), some wifi, but in halls of residence, you get 1 ethernet port, and you can't put a wireless router onto it. It would seem that it would be an interesting solution, if it was possible.

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