View Full Version : Airporting a pc to 17 inch powerbook

May 7, 2003, 10:28 AM
im trying to link pc to powerbook 17inch vie base station.

anyone know how to do this if possble

i need to purchase base station thou

i have airport extreme in 17inch powerbook.

what else i need to do?


May 7, 2003, 10:33 AM
get a wireless card for the PC

May 7, 2003, 10:38 AM
well you dont need the pc wireless card. you can connect your pc to the lan port in the airport extreme, but that is if you wanna use wires.


May 8, 2003, 12:19 AM
Yeah - real easy.

Plug in base station - configure with Mac (ssid and all that) -
connect PC, either via WiFi or by the ethernet cable on the back of the basestation - then you can either run a samba server on the Mac / connect via smb from the Mac / or use FTP to transfer files. You can easily mount a smb share on a mac, and have it appear on your desktop. I do this, and after 10.2 it works with no problems (10.0 and 10.1 were picky).

The old Airport/AirMac used Lucent Orinocco cards, but does anyone know what the make of the cards are for AirPort Extreme?

I used to use AirMac for a base station, but I've found LinkSys are actually better (better range) AND you can configure it with a web browser AND its cheaper! (And Apple wouldn't repair my AirMac after it blew up - they only said "might as well buy a new one" - it was out of warranty, so I bought a LinkSys)