Airport Extreme problems!

bored911

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ok, i did an archive and install, but now my macbook can't dectect the base station. Any ideas, i've tried using the airport utility, but it can't even dectect it. as you can tell it still works, as i am writing this through my mom's (my old) ibook G4
 

mad jew

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Give us more background information. Why did you run an Archive & Install? What type of security settings do you have on the Extreme? Is it a new Extreme, or one of the older models? :)
 

bored911

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Give us more background information. Why did you run an Archive & Install? What type of security settings do you have on the Extreme? Is it a new Extreme, or one of the older models? :)
i ran an archive and install to fix a disc burning problem. i have wep on it, and i can get the network, but it doesn't show up in the airport utility and the internet doesn't work. i have the newest extreme
 

mad jew

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Sweet. In the Network pane of System Preferences, click on AirPort and check your DHCP settings. Make sure they match the iBook's settings. :)
 

bored911

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Sweet. In the Network pane of System Preferences, click on AirPort and check your DHCP settings. Make sure they match the iBook's settings. :)
ok, sorry, my comp ate a dvd, lol.

ok first when i'm in the general network page, all i see is airport and then "airport is connected to the network *****. Airport has a self-assigned IP address and may not be able to connect to the Internet."


then the ip address is wrong the subnet mask on the ibook is 255.255.255.0 but on the macbook it is 255.255.0.0. finally there is no router on the macbook
 

bored911

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woah! just realized something, could it be due to a software update, cause that would really blow
 

mad jew

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It might be an update, but... Double click on the AirPort and it'll take you to a list of different settings. Do the same on the iBook and compare the settings under the TCP/IP tab. :)
 

bored911

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that's what i was giving you info from. the only other thing i see is that the ipv5 address is different
 

bored911

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ok, i'm going to type out everything as i would really like my internet back, lol.


Configure IPv4: Using DHCP

IP Address: 169.254.98.19

Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0

DHCP Client ID: (blank)

DNS Servers: (blank)

Search Domain: (blank)

IPv6 Address: fe80:0000:0000:0000:0217:f2ff:fe49:076e




 

bored911

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i won't be able to respond 'till tomorrow, but thanks for all your help so far, hope i can get it up and running soon