Hi there, I'm a relative newby to computing, and I'm also fairly stupid, which probably explains why I've just passed my first hundred hours trying to connect Airport Extreme base station to a Vista laptop.Without success. I've checked FAQ's and none of the simple solutions work. The details are : I'm based in a rural part of France, so my broadband signal is by satellite, modem Numeo Viasat Tooway. My PC is Compaq Pavilion laptop, (French), running Vista, service pack 1, and wireless connection 3945 a/b/g and 802.11 a/b/g (whatever that means). The AEBS, (also French), is 6F00911GAQ8 and 802.11. I loaded Airport Utilities to the PC from disc, and the laptop recognises the AEBS network --- but, you've guessed it, won't access internet. However, if I plug in directly to the satellite modem using ethernet cable, Internet is OK. I also use a MacMini which gets internet connection via AEBS -- no problems there. Yes OK, it serves me right for having a non-Mac laptop, but there were reasons. I know I'm not the first person to have met this problem, so how did the rest of you guys solve it ? Answers appropriate to a dimwit would be much appreciated. Thanks.