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AirPort for XP?

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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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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How do i find out what my mac and ip addresses are?


Windows XP
  • The host name is your computer's name
  • Click the Start icon
  • Click Control Panel
  • Select Classic View
  • Click Network Connections
  • Right click on the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties - you will have a separate MAC address for your wireless card and your Ethernet (LAN) card. Make sure you use the correct one.
  • Hover your mouse over the text box underneath connect using. Your MAC address will appear in the tooltip and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD

To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

Apple Mac OS X (Tiger)

Information Services does not provide support for the use of Apple Macs. However you may find the following instructions useful if you wish to use your Apple Mac on our network

  • From the Apple in the upper left hand corner choose System Preferences
  • Click on the Network icon
  • From the Show menu Select Airport (for Wireless) or Built in Ethernet (for Wired)
    • For the Built in Ethernet (for Wired) the MAC address will be at the top of the Ethernet tab as the Ethernet ID.
      The MAC address is the 12 character address e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD
    • For the Airport (for Wireless) the MAC address will be at the top of the AirPort tab as the AirPort ID (or on the TCP/IP tab, again as the AirPort ID ). The MAC address is the 12 character address e.g. 00:14:67:F0:56:A4
  • To find your Computer Name go back to System Preferences and click on Sharing , your computer's name should be in the computer name box at the top of this window.

To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

Apple Mac OS X (Snow Leopard/Leopard)

Information Services does not provide support for the use of Apple Macs. However you may find the following instructions useful if you wish to use your Apple Mac on our network

  • From the Apple in the upper left hand corner choose System Preferences
  • Click on the Network icon
  • Select Ethernet for Wired or Airport for Wireless
  • Click on the Advanced button
  • Click on the Ethernet tab
  • Your MAC address will be at the top of this window as your Ethernet ID . The MAC address is the 12 character address e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD

To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address


Linux

  • In a privileged terminal session type: ifconfig
  • This will show you a list of the network adapters installed. The MAC address is referred to here as the HWaddr
  • If you have a wireless card you will see more then one MAC Address, make sure you register the right MAC address.
  • To pick out your wireless MAC address type: iwconfig - your Wired one will be the other one

To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

Vista

  • Click the Start icon
  • Click Control Panel
  • Select Classic View
  • Click Network and Sharing Center
  • Select Manage Network Connections from the list on the left hand side
  • Right click on the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties - you will have a separate MAC address for your wireless card and your Ethernet (LAN) card. Make sure you use the correct one.
  • Hover your mouse over the text box underneath connect using . Your MAC address will appear in the tooltip and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD
To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address



Windows 7

  • Click the Start icon
  • Click Control Panel
  • Select Network and Internet
  • Click Network and Sharing Center
  • Select Change Adapter Settings from the list on the left hand side
  • Right click on the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties
    You will have a separate icon for your wireless card; your Ethernet (LAN) card and your Virtual WiFi MiniPort adapter (if you have one), each with their own MAC address. Make sure you select the correct one.
  • Hover your mouse over the text box underneath connect using . Your MAC address will appear in the tooltip and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD
To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

Nokia mobile phones

  • On the home screen, enter *#MAC0WLAN# or *#62209526#
  • Your MAC address will appear as a popup and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD
To use your phone on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

http://whatismyipaddress.com/

You can use this link to find out your IP address

Good Luck

Dec 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Macbook and wireless n setup how do you set it up????!!!!!


Can you clarify the problem for me:

1. Mac Type = Macbook
2. Operating System = Mac OS ?
3. What are you trying to connect to?

For example are you trying to set up a Wireless Home network, meaning that iPhones, iPods or other macs can share the one Internet Connection. This is called a Computer-to-Computer Network.

OR are you trying to configure a Wireless Modem to work with your MacBook?

Setting up a Computer-to-Computer Network is done by:

1. Select System Preferences from the Apple Menu.
2. Select Network from the Internet & Wireless section.
3. Select Airport from the list of devices.
4. Click the Turn Airport On button, located next to Status. NOTE: If it is already turned on then this button will read Turn Airport Off.
5. Select Create Network from the drop down menu adjacent Network Name.
6. Type in the preferred name that you wish to call your network in the Name field. (ie., MacBookHomeNetwork or something)
7. Select the Channel (Channel 11) is an OK one to select.
8. Choose whether you want the user to type in a password to gain access to your network. (This is recommended.) If you do, then click the check box beside Require Password.
8.1 Type in the Password into the Password field.
8.2 Type the Password again into the Verify field.
8.3 Select the type of encryption you want to use, 40bit or 128bit.
9. Click the Show Airport status in Menu Bar check box.

NOTE: If you require advanced settings, then click the Advanced ... button.

10. Apply and then go back to the System Preferences window (using the Left Arrow located top/left of window). If you get stuck, get back using Instruction No.1 above.)
11. Click the Sharing Icon in the Internet & Wireless section.
12. Select from the list each item you wish to share (i.e, File, Printer, Bluetooth, Internet, DVD or CD etc...).

NOW : From your other device, you need to locate the new Wireless Network Connection.

If it is an iPhone or iPod then go to the Settings menu and select Wi-Fi from the list. The new network should be picked up automatically. Log in to it (if you set up passwords).

I hope this helps. Regards,

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Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit and No Internet


It sounds to me like you need a new driver for the LAN adapter that is compatible with Windows 7 64 bit. Right click on Computer under the start menu, chose manage, and open the Device Manager applet. Look for your network card under Network adapters. Right click on your adapter and click on properties. Go to the driver tab and click on update driver. You can also try uninstalling the driver from there and then have the computer scan of new hardware from the device manager screen and let Windows reinstall the driver. Let me know what you find so I can help you further troubleshoot if this does not fix the problem.

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Ethernet on DELL 4550 with TP-link doesn't work


Hi there,

pinging 127.0.0.1 just tells you that your network card is operational and reacheable by your system.

I have a couple of suggestions - check them out and let me know what you found out.

  • Go to Network Connections / Local Area Connection / General Tab / Properties / Internet Protocol (TCPIP) (from the list)/ Properties. Are all settings set to "Obtain automatacally..."?
  • Is your operating system Windows XP Home or Professional (with Service Pack 2 installed)?
  • Have you installed the AirPort Utility software that came on the CD? (Check Start > All Programs > AirPort)
  • You have to have the software installed in order to setup the router.
  • What is your internet connection: Cable or DSL?
  • Take a look at this document "Designing AirPort Networks" which is also on the CD that came with the device. If you don't have it, here is the download (link). Go to page 25 and follow the instructions for PPPoE (if you have DSL service) or DHCP (if you have cable service).

Let me know how that works for you and if you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to look further into that if this did not work for you.

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Need to hook my airport extreme to a netgear switch and isnt working


Go to System Preferenced/Network and configure your new Airport Extreme card. Download and install the Airport Extreme Enabler from Apple in order to use the card in 802.11n mode. Reboot you Mac.

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I have a new laptop which has built in wireless but I cant get it to connect to my house internet. I entered a wrong passcode and now cannot work out how to reset it so i can start again


Vista or XP? XP is the easiest. Click on the Wireless icon in the lower right. click on advance settings>wireless networks and remove all the preferred networks or just the one you wanted to sign in to in that box. VIOLA! start again.
VISTA a little harder. right click on the wireless icon. click networks and settings. in the left side bar click manage networks. Find your network device and right click properties. Security tab to change the password settings.

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Ok, my laptop has xp home as its operating system and i am trying to install a linksys wireless card without the software and without any way to connect to the internet due to my friend apple comp. not...


Use another computer to go to linksys.com and download the drivers to a USB stick, CD, or floppy. Apple can create disks or floppies that XP can read.

If you can't get to the internet, how did you post this message?

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I just bought a 4720. Iy has windows vista. I also have an old Toshiba sattelite with windows xp. To connect to the internet the toshiba works every time. The new acer sometimes does but mostly does not....


You will have several problems to install Windows XP in a computer designed to use Vista. I personally don´t think it´s fair.
But your problem possibly is not related with the OS. Are you using a wireless router? If yes, the problem may be your 4720´s wireless adapter (probably internal). You can test it by using another wireless network (most malls, shopping centers, airport or hotels have avaiable public wireless internet access).

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Ethernet Controller


I had to reinstall XP like 6 months ago, on a dimensions 3000. just reinstall the drivers. here i think this is all of the drivers.
just start "Dell Driver Reset Tool.EXE"
and run "Sownd driver for 3000.EXE"
driver for vga "Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller.exe"

and the Ethernet driver "Intel PRO100 VE Network Connection.exe"
Click Here for a zip of all the drivers.

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