Airport Extreme base station in place of USB wireless adapter?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CPB007, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. CPB007 macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2008
    I have the AirPort Extreme base station 802.11n and was thinking of using it as a way to access a wireless signal since my newly acquired G5 tower doesn't have a wireless card.
    Is is possible to use the base station as a wireless access instead of the card?

    Caveat: I have a MacBook Pro that I use with a built in wireless card. I get my signal from a wireless signal from my upstairs friend/landlord's network. He uses a Linksys router and modem from the cable company.

    Is there a way around buying a wireless card or USB adapter for this G5?
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
  3. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2007
    it has an ethernet port so yes, you just need an ethernet cable
  4. CPB007 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2008
    Any ideas on how to get it working. I have it hooked up via ethernet to the Airport Base but still nothing working. The computer recognizes that the Airport is there.
  5. Inakto macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2007

    run airport utility to setup the airport. choose "join network" or something like that in the setup and try see if it works

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