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

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    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

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  3. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

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

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    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

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    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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