Helping Friend With Airport Connection

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  1. tikibangout macrumors regular

    tikibangout

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    Hi, I'm trying to help a friend with establishing a connection to an Airport Express station. He wanted to be sure Airport wireless would work with his Apple at his house. He has a Motorola Surfboard 4200 Cable modem already attached to his PC via USB, and he wants to extend connection wirelessly to his iBook. I tried just connecting the USB from the modem to an Aiport Express and it doesn't work. I tried via ethernet and that didn't work. My question is, does the Airport express work as a router as well? Because if not, I guess thats what the problem is.
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    It works, but you have to use the Airport utility and set it up as that.
     
  3. tikibangout thread starter macrumors regular

    tikibangout

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    Sorry, but what exactly do I have to change in Airport Utility to set it up to work as a router? Thanks.
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    The USB port won't work, you will have to use the ethernet port. Then launch the Airport Setup Assistant first...Airport Admin Utility is for more advanced settings should you need it. PS - a lot of this information is located in OS X Help system.
     

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