Airport extreme not working with PC

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Bhennies, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Bhennies macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2004
    NYC & Baltimore
    Hey all, I'm setting up a wireless network for a friend of mine, got her a 12" powerbook, airport extreme and an express as a wireless bridge. Her husband has a Dell with a wireless B card in it, it doesn't work at all, even when sitting right next to the router. He's skeptical of apple gear, even though they've been unable for 2 years to get wireless set up with a linksys router and access point.

    Anyway, what could the causes or solutions be? I figured as long as there is signal in that room (and there is 'cause the powerbook works fine), then it should work, right? I mean, it's the same 802.11g isn't it?

    p.s. his card seems to work fine for him at work
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Three possible issues:
    - have you turned off SSID broadcast, so that the Dell doesn't "see" the network...?
    - is the express set to 'G only' in the setup, if so no B-cards will detect the network...
    - the Dell, it's B-card and/or network settings is scr*wed up...

    ...or all of the above... ;)

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