PowerPC :: EMac And Airport Base Station Connecting To Internet?
Aug 13, 2007
Setting up my mom's eMac to the internet via an airport base station. The main computer that is hooked up to the cable modem is my new iMac. Does anyone know the settings I need to input or where I would find them? I'm at a loss for what to do because usually it all works when initially connecting.
Connecting a router to Airport Extreme: Will it slow down the internet access to all the computers more? I wanna hook up my Mac Pro, iMac via Ethernet and my PowerBook will be wireless. Is it gonna effect my speed?
I already have a wireless network in my house. I'm about to buy a printer, but would prefer to keep the printer in a different room. Can I connect the printer to one of those AirPort Express Base Station, then print wirelessly from my laptop?
I currently have Qwest DSL and have the 2wire 2700 hg modem. I have attached the picture of it. I currently have a Windows XP computer that is now a 2 1/2 year old computer (blah it was a hand me down). The Windows XP PC is currently hard-wired to the modem. I now have the 802.11n version of the AEBS. This is going to be used for my current Macbook. I have an office downstairs so I will be doing wirelessly. I want to use the 802.11n only option with my Macbook. Also another reason I want to disable the 2wire built in wireless feature and have it replaced by the AEBS is because Qwest is not doing anymore firmware upgrades for the 2wire 2700HG modem. By the way, my family sometimes visit and use 802.11g only on the devices they use. I know AEBS supports that. I just hope 2wire wireless feature can be disabled without no issues. These are the things I am wondering:
1. Has anybody run a similar setup to mine? Any things I should consider? Any pros or cons? 2. Should I turn off the 2wire modem firewall and turn on the firewall option on the Airport Extreme base station or vice versa? 3. Should I leave alone the NAT feature on the modem be left alone? 4. Does this kind of setup have to be run in "bridged" mode?
That's all the questions I have for now. I hope someone can help with this. I looked and looked for a similar question to these questions but could not find a recent forum post to mine.
I bought a new iMac and it connected to AirPort Base Station, internet works fine on it. However, when I connect my MacBook to the wireless network, it doesn't let me go on the internet. I checked the status of the router through AirPort Utility. (Status: Conflicting DHCP Range) I don't know how to fix this.
I bought a cheap wireless adapter on eBay (dumb idea, I know, but I've done it before for my PC and it worked) And I'm having a little trouble connecting.Basically, the program it runs through asks me to input my IP address.Well, I looked it up on my iBook, but when I put that address in, it says something to the tune of "This IP address is already in use."So...am I doing something wrong? Or is this thing just crap like I expected?
So after coming home from school to see my finished downloads so now after putting it all on my external harddrive so now I am trying to get on MSN. I look at my modem its fine go on firefox not connecting to google go reset modem and router nothing any one know whats going on.
i've just got my sister a emac G4 1ghz i installed the airport extreme card from my G5 cos she wants it in her bedroom but it's not connecting to the router, my router is a Thomson TG585 V7 i never had this problem with old airport, it only seems to be with extreme although the card was connecting to the network from my g5 was basically inches away from it, the Emac is on the floor about 2ft away i goto connect and it just keeps timing out, i've made sure the wpa key is correct and even tried manually entering the network config details but to no avail, is there any hope?
Anyway, at my school, I tend to not have any problems getting on the wireless, except there is one place where I can get a connection to the wireless access point, but it will not give me an IP address. I tried release and renew on many occasions. I also tried restarting and all the regular stuff. My school's tech support was not too helpful.
I spoke to some people who have had similar issues and they said, that they have had it with some routers and not other. Because of the nature of the network, there are a lot of base stations all broadcasting with the same SSID. They suggested I try to connect to one of them.
The problem is, by default, OS X connects the station with a given SSID that has the strongest signal. Is there a way to connect to the other ones. Using a widget, I see the other base stations with the same SSID. How do I tell my computer to connect to those?
For what it is worth, I have a 2.2ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Macbook with 2 gigs of Ram and all the latest versions of everything.
AirPort Utility 5.5.1 includes general bug fixes and addresses the following issues: Not importing all settings when importing a configuration. Not propagating MAC address control lists when using an extended network.
I've been looking here for the answer without any success. Well after 8 yrs I decided upgrading my linksys's router and I was able to setup my new airport extreme wireless and add my ethernet printer without using the USB option.
I noticed after using my daughter macbook pro under her log in and I was able to see my airport router and was able to change settings under airport utility.
I don't want that to happen as I want to manage everything from my Macpro and I'n afraid that anyone with another pc from outside can have access to it.
I don't have any share files except sharing the printer in the network.
Also I noticed that I can't have two seperate network name's with individual passwords for 2.4 GHz and 5GHz but I have a separete one for the guest network which I did okay.
If I add a hard drive in the airport router via USB can I use that for time machine for my daughter macbook pro?
It's a two year old 802.11a/b/g Airport Extreme Base Station.
I've tried connection via wireless and ethernet from two different Macs (one with an 802.11a/b/g Airport Extreme card and one with an 802.11a/b/g/n AE card.) I can ping the base station successfully, but I can't connect to it with Airport Utility.
i was at the flea market today, and found an apple base station, in the box, covered by the original plastic cover.. never been in use! on the box it says "apple 1999", how old is this device? I found a nice and short video of the product on youtube: (URL) so here is my question, will it be useful? i got router, and i got the airport extreme, we planing to extend the house soon, can it be used as another network for the house?(which means 3 networks)
I have just bought a AEBS and all works on a 2.4Ghz network. I think I have set it up correctly. I can see my wireless network with 5Ghz in brackets in my Airport menu but I can't connect to it, just times out. I have read this seems to be a firmware issue for the AEBS on 7.5
I can't see in Airport Utility to set the Radio mode to 'N' only, I only have 2 options as shown in the attached.
I have an airport extreme base station and I heard you need a modem to connect it to, I have a bt homehub and need to just get the internet setup. I can't seem to set it up how hard I try. It shows this when I try to plug it in without the bt hub [URL] and I dont know if I have a modem or not?
I want to get an iMac and an AirPort Extreme Base Station. I already have a 2WIRE wireless router using 802.11b/g. Do I need to get the AEBS, or will an iMac work with my existing router? And I need to keep my 2WIRE router, so how would I hook up an AEBS to the 2WIRE router? I've heard that you have to set the AEBS to 'bridge' mode or something. Can you also give detailed instructions on how to set up the AEBS with the 2WIRE router?
Since it doesn't support WPA encryption, its more or less useless to me. I pulled out the Airport card (its a snow model), but now i'm left wondering what to do with the rest of it. The enclosure is so cool looking, I would feel bad to just throw it away.
I have had my Airport Express Base Station for almost 4 years and last week it just stopped working. No Green/Orange LED, no network, not able to reset, dead as a doornail. It broke before I could reset or reformat it. Now I have no wifi at the house and I decided to sell the unit on Ebay. I have had an overwelhming response to my broken unit and am a little concerned. Do they know something I don't? Since I did not get to reformat it, I am selling a unit that is still as is. Does this have data on it that can be hacked or should my home Macbook be at risk? I have deleted my home network from my Airport Utility on my Macbook, but not sure what else I can do. I really would like to make some money off it, but not if I am at risk of someone using data stored on the device I cannot wipe off because it is broken. I know my network would still be stored on it and network password.
Every time I play Xbox Live, it tells me that my NAT setting is not open and that Matchmaking may be slow. So my question is this, how do I open up my NAT? I went to Airport Utility>Internet>NAT tab>and unchecked both "Enable default host at:", and "Enable NAT port mapping protocol", but it still says that my NAT is Strict. So what to do?
I have recently purchased a 15.4 MacBook Pro 1.83GHZ 2MB Ram with Intel Core Duo. The machine has a Airport Express Card fitted and I have purchased a 802.11n base station but I can't get it to work! The Base Station light just flashes amber and will not go green. I am simply trying to play my speakers through it wirelessly. The MacBook does not recognise the base station when I scan for Apple Devices.
Just bought an Airport Extreme from Apple. Is there anyway I can use it instead of my existing netopia router. I'm getting mixed reports on whether I can do it. The AEBS appears to be able to take a dsl line.
Yesterday I decided to put WPA2 Personal encryption on my Airport Extreme because I saw that other people were using it and wanted to prevent that. Well, as a result, I can no longer access my base station to change its settings. I opened up Airport Utility, Airport Admin Utility, and the Airport Setup Assistant, and none of them are able to scan and find my Airport. I think I literally locked it up by putting this encryption on it and making it on a closed network. Does anybody know how I can reset my Airport Extreme so that I can just start from scratch and not make a stupid mistake like this again? Note that I've tried holding in the "Reset button" on the back, but it doesn't work; it simply goes back to having a green light after 5 seconds.
I saw the excellent sticky on sharing files with a PC - I need some help even more basic - I have an Imac running 10.5.7 and my daughter has a new Win Laptop - I have tried setting up a network and sharing my internet connection and it looks like all of the correct things have been done but the laptop can not connect to the Mac - it can see it fine but can't hookup -
I have an airport base station. I have 3 macs and 3 iphones. My Macbook pro is right by the airport base station and my other two macs are downstairs. Forsome reason my airport is acting up. The computers downstairs can not connect. It would should that there is a wireless conneciton but when i click to connect it would ask for password. After i enter the correct password it says invalid password. So after i do that i take the same computer upstairs right by the airport it would connect. Then i go back downstairs it would work but after i put computer in standby and turn it back on it has same problem. All my computers and iphones are doing this!
I asked some questions about setting up a usb router type of set up and upon the advice of this board I went out last week and bought the Airport Extreme BS. I've plugged it in, installed the software on both PC and MBP and I can not, despite a week of buggering about, get the Airport Utility to acknowledge that the AEBS exists. Nor can I get the damned amber light to stop flashing. I've followed the instructions but I'm lost. Is the something I need to do that I'm overlooking?