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Imac AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x8C) to wifi

I have imac built in AirPort Extreme  (0x14E4, 0x8C) and a gateway windows based laptop n i want to set up a wireless connection between them with out a router. my windows machine can detect imac but imac can't detect wifi

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On the iMac choose Create Network... from the Airport menu. Then the Gateway laptop will be able to join the iMac's created network.
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We just bought an Apple Airport Extreme router. After installing the Airport Utility software, and hooking up the router, we can not configure the base station using the Airport Utility. No matter what...


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)

Feb 20, 2011 | Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station

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Trying to update firmware on y airport extreme but i forgot my password


You need to perform a soft reset of your router. There directions to do this from the Apple web site are:
  1. Connect the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule to power.
  2. Press and hold the reset button with a pen or pencil for 1 full second, then release it. The light (LED) will begin flashing amber, indicating that the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule is in soft reset mode.
  3. From the AirPort menu bar item, choose the network created by the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule (the network name does not change).
  4. Open AirPort Utility in Applications > Utilities on a Mac using Mac OS X, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on a computer using Windows.
  5. Select the AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule and click Continue.
  6. A window indicating that the device has been reset will appear.
  7. Select "Restore the previous settings" and select OK.
  8. Move through subsequent windows to make changes to your passwords or other settings as desired, clicking Continue after each one.
  9. When you have moved through all of the selection windows you will be able to select Update. Click Update to install the new settings.
  10. Click Continue to allow your AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule to restart.
  11. Quit AirPort Utility.

These directions are from the Apple Support Web Site:
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3728

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Someone helped me hook up my dell laptop to the airport exteme wireless. The wireless is on the actual new laptop, but it asks for a security key. I have no idea what the security key is any ideas? ...


If your network is being created by an Apple AirPort base station, use AirPort Utility to put the base station into "manual setup" mode, then pull down the "Base Station" menu and select "Equivalent Network Password". Try the value shown there.

Oct 13, 2010 | Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station

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Can the wireless option on the airport extreme be turned off from the outside? I did not set a password.


Hi Friend
If you are using a Mac laptop then yes there is a way. on your MAC laptop there is a wireless switch to turn off and on the airport. You can use that to turn off the airport from outside.

warm regards
Chiranjeet Mitra

Oct 08, 2009 | Apple AirPort Extreme Wireless-N Wireless...

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I forgot my password and now I cannot connect with


if you need to recover a used wifi key, its not possible from within windows as they are all encrypted when added, you need to search for a wifi key recovery software, there are some that recover and back up keys used on the machine, so i would start there :)

for example
http://www.geckoandfly.com/2009/03/04/wifi-wep-wpa-security-key-password-finder-recovery-and-revealer/

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HP DeskJet D2460 only prints grayscale through Airport Extreme


did you try going to printer properties? i think you will most likly find your answer there.

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Apple Extreme Network not picked up by Windows XP laptop.


it's a matter of who did what with whom and when they did it.

Vista came along when Apple and Microsoft had agreed to allow each other OS's to operate in each other's platforms with Intel performing the Core Duo marriage, but XP is the child from a previous generation when the two did not get along, though they knew of each other.

I know some actual marriages like that.

Didn't mean to be flippant, but XP is better than Vista in some respects and worse in this case.

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Hi,
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.

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Need to find the network key


Open up your airport utility software.
Connect to the base station.
Under the main menus look for network equivalent password.

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are you connecting both imac and xbox to the internet at the same time? is your adsl modem a modem/router? and does it have wireless capability?.. if all answer are yes.

assign static ip/subnet mask/default gateway and dns on xbox, then forward 88/3074 on your modem/router.

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