Question about Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station 802.11g/b

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Problem AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x8C)

Using wireless network card above on imac running 10.5.6.
When I create a wireless network, the network will disappear when computer put to sleep.  When I log back in, computer automatically establishes network using my full name from initial set-up of the computer for whole world to see.  
How can I get AirPort Extreme to remember accounts, or at least NOT reset to the default account?
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SOURCE: imac AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x8C) to wifi

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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Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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