Right, so I've reset an Apple AirPort on my friend's network. I have everything working, internet, all of that, however, there's a flashing amber light on the AirPort every time I plug it in. I found out this is because I have not completely configured the Port and have not passworded it yet (I fixed the internet issue by resetting the AirPort.) I need to find an AirPort Administrative Utility for Windows XP, but I'm wondering what version would actually work as the Apple site says not to use any version earlier than 5.0 . Any ideas?
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Re: AirPort for XP?
If the earlier version is all you have and if it works under XP, then bite the bullet and install it. Otherwise, if you can get to a working computer and head to Apple's site for an updated version. Another thing you can try is see if you can access the Airport like any other router: the default gateway IP address in an internet browser address bar. See your friends computer for the default gateway and type it in. Couldnt hurt. Let us know what happens.
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The Network Security Key is possibly the same pw as the network you are attaching to. This device can be configured in so many different ways.
If you can't figure it out then use the reset button on the back or use paper clip in reset hole.
To set up and configure your AirPort Extreme to use AirPort for wireless networking and Internet access, use the setup assistant in AirPort Utility.
The manual may be of some help... Available here http://support.apple.com/manuals/#airport
Connecting your wireless computer to the wireless network:
Make sure the wireless switch is turned on in the laptop, now look for the available wireless Networks in range, select your network name, enter the security key and get connected.
You may also follow the navigation below according to your Operating System
Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections(Network connections) > Right Click Wireless Network Connection icon > Click on View Available Wireless Network
Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet (Network and Sharing Center) > On your left hand side click on Manage Network connections > Right Click on Wireless Network Connection icon > Click on Connect/disconnect
Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet (Network and Sharing Center) > On your left hand side Click on Change Adapter Settings > Right Click on Wireless Network Connection icon > Click on Connect/disconnect
Select airport icon from desktop, turn on Airport, you will be able to view the available networks in range. Select your network name enter key and get connected.
You may also click on Apple logo > System preferences > Airport > select network name
You will be able to see the Network name (SSID) which you gave in the Router, try to connect to this it will ask for password type it and click on Connect.
You will get connected wirelessly and able to go online.
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.
Try turning off Airport. Your computer may be finding a wireless network and automatically switching to it, and getting an intermittent signal. Just a guess, but for a good ethernet connection you want to disable the Airport searching feature anyway. Open the System Preferences application, select "Network" and right on the top left of the resulting window there's a pretty big button that will either say "Turn Airport On" or "Turn Airport Off" - just turn it off if it's not already ...
Hope this helps!
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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?
You need to use the AirPort utility, which will walk through the setup and configuration of it. You were already on the right track to get it going. If it mentions there is an update available for it, though, do the update first.
You should only use Windows xp for running a program that is
not yet available from Apple. There shouldn't be much reason to link to
the net while in Windows. Also while in Windows you are wide open to any
viruses that exist. Try getting your work done without getting on the
net, then go back to your Apple format. There you are 99% free of
viruses. … Still need to link onto the net let me know I will ask at our
Apple Computer Club on Monday
Vista has very little drivers for equipment sad but true. However in your case you can use Airport Extream.
However here is what an apple tech had to say:
If you are a Vista user and you don't have access to a Mac, you will not be able to get this working.
Apple hasn't yet stirred itself to release a version of Airport Express Assistant that works with Windows Vista - you can't set it up via Windows' own networking software and nor does the Airport Admin Utility work under Vista. It installs and you can run it, but it returns error messages if you try and connect to the Airport Express.
I had to use a Mac to get it working, though once it's set up as a client to your existing wireless network, you can stream from iTunes on a Vista PC to the Airport Express.
The documentation is very poor, too, with this: I had to do extensive Googling first to track down the fact that I couldn't set it up with Vista and second to identify the device's IP address and default password.
Having said that, it is a breeze to set up via a Mac and works like a dream witih Vista once it's up and running. But don't bother if you have Vista until Apple updates the software.
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