AEBS compatibility with Linksys Network Adapter

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by wildbill, May 7, 2008.

  1. wildbill macrumors newbie

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    I've got a bit of a puzzle that I was hoping someone might be able to help out with. I just bought a AEBS, set it up using the Airport utility on my iMac (wired to the AEBS) and everything seemed to be OK. I then tried to connect to the wireless network I set up from a XP machine using a Linksys USB network adapter (WUSB54G). When I go to connect to the network, my network doesn't show up in the available network list. I've tried the following things so far:

    1) created the network with no security
    2) tried both the WPA/WPA2 and the WPA2 Personal settings
    3) tried to connect to a neighbors wireless network and was successful
    4) connected to my AEBS using my iPod Touch successfully

    I searched the Apple support page and found one discussion on the same problem with the same adapter, but it went unanswered. Does anybody have any thoughts, or suggestions that I might try next? I was planning in future to pick up an Express to use as the wireless adapter for that machine so I can go N 5ghz, but I was hoping this would work in the interim.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jpa.herron macrumors newbie

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    I used to use the same adaptor for an old desktop connecting to my AEBS.

    Are you using the wireless utility that came with the Linksys adaptor? (should be a green icon in your system tray)... if so, try right-clicking on it & selecting 'use windows zero configuration utility'... that worked for me.
     
  3. wildbill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. I haven't been using the utility that came with the linksys adaptor. I just installed the drivers and used what was built into XP to connect, but I definitely will give it a shot when I get home tonight. Thanks!
     
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    How far is your PC from the Airport Extreme? Have you tried placing near one another? What line of site interference is there. A computer case makes an excellent shield to block radio waves.

    Have you tried changing the channels of your AEBS, a neighbors Wireless on the same channel can cause a lot of interference?
     

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