AEBS compatibility with Linksys Network Adapter

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

  1. wildbill macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2007
    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.

  2. jpa.herron macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2007
    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

    Jun 7, 2007
    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


    Dec 19, 2004
    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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