Cant connect to internet with Airport Extreme 802.11n
I plugged the airport extreme directly into the ethernet connection in the wall and it will not work--get flashing amber light. If I plug it into the linksys modem, it works. I can plug my computer directly into the wall jack and recieve an internet connecion, without the linksys or airport.
Does the Airport Extreme had to have another modem? How can I find out if this is compatible with my ISP--I have had no luck with them (Smartresort, Baldwin County, AL)
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Re: Cant connect to internet with Airport Extreme 802.11n
An airport extreme is just a dunb Wireless Access Point. It could be that it has been mated to the Linksys router and is looking at a different set if IP addresses that are not coming from the etherent connection out of the wall.
If you know how to obtain network addresses on your computer, find out what you get from the wall jack and from the airport through the Linksys. You can try to reset and reconfigure the Airport, but if you are not familiar with the hardware, get someone who is to help you. The manual offers several tips and procedures to do this http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/AirPortExtremeBaseStationSetupGuide.pdf
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First time you should connect an Ethernet cable to the AirPort, and set it up with the software it came with. Then take a note of the wireless network's name (SSID) and the password (you might want to chance them to your personal preference though), security youre using (WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Please open Finder, then go to Applications, and Utilies, then to Airport Utility (Only if you're using airport basestation), and before doing that, make sure Airport is turned on / enabled. If none of this works, this means either your laptop's airport unit / antenna is faulty, or the source of the internet connection. Also, one thing to try is under system preferences, find networks, and if none are there, or airport isn't there, add a new airport and that should help if all fails, if not good luck.
connect the airport extreme to the voyager using a network cable... factory reset the extreme and then connect to it using the airport utility... you should get a setup screen where you can switch the extreme to "bridge mode" .. everything else should happen automatically.. you will then have 2 wireless networks?
This depends... Reaching them wirelessly may be unreliable for a number of reasons, so, I'll proceed on the assumption that you are attempting to test in the simplest lowest-variable situation:
First, make sure that you have the latest Airport Utility for your Mac.
Connect your Mac to the Airport via a single Category 5 (or 5e or 6) cable. Factory-reset the Airpot and then wake up the Mac. If the utility still can't discover your airport, it's probably time for a trip to your local Genius bar as you most likely have a hardware problem.
Lather, rinse, repeat for each of the two airports.
OK, do you have the latest version of Apple's Airport Utility: Version 5.4.1 (541.9) ?
If you don't, get it... it's got an excellent interface that will walk you through bridging two wireless routers together.
Once you get your hands on it, you will need to choose which airport will be the primary and which will be the secondary. Ideally, pick the one connected to the highest speed and most reliable internet access.
Connect to the secondary airport and configure it as bridge to the primary, the Airport Utility will walk you through it step by step.