Airport Extreme issues on Windows 7

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Nomadski, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    Ive just bought Windows 7 primarily because I couldnt ever find my Photosmart c6280 printer in Vista, but Windows 7 wont even find my airport extreme router!

    Ive downloaded the latest Airport Utility 5.4.2 but it just comes up with Utility being unable to find any Apple Wireless Device. I notice the Utility was last updated in June so dunno if that has something to do with it.

    I know this is a Mac forum, but ive posted in various forums with no reply, and I have a feeling it is a Apple software issue, but I know I could be wide of the mark.

    My PC is online fine, and W7 sees the printer when I click on the network map, just wont find it, or the apple device, when searching for devices / using Airport utility.

    Anyone have any ideas what to check, its a brand new install of W7 Pro on a clean HD.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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  3. macrumors newbie

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    Aug 6, 2010
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    airport utility 5.5.1

    I have a laptop with windows xp and two desktops (one with xp and one with windows 7). If i install airport utility 5.5.1 on my xp desktop, will my windows 7 computer and windows xp computers both work with my airport extreme?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Sep 3, 2008
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    in case you still need an answer to this (i hope you don't, but one never knows), the version of Airport Utility you have installed - or, for that matter, whether you have it installed at all - won't affect your ability to connect one way or another. your ability to connect relies on your network adapter(s) and their drivers; all Airport Utility does is allow you to change your Airport base stations' settings from your computer.
     

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