Airport Extreme Setup Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by skiffx, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. skiffx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2008
    Hey guys, I just received my 15" 2.5 mbp, my old netgear WGR654v5 router wasnt doing a good job connecting it wirelessly, spent time on the phone with a tech and ended up picking up an Airport Extreme. I inserted the cd and clicked the airport icon to install. The installation menu went flawlessly, but then there is airport extreme application in applications folder or anywhere else... what gives? (This is my first mac, hence for the noob question). Also internet wasnt working...then I tried installing AE application on my desktop pc, it installed and everything started working even on my mac. But god knows what is on my pc, and I dont want to configure or enter any passwords to configure airport extreme, thus I really want to do it on OSX but I dont know how to launch the application since its nowhere to be seen or found. What am I doing wrong here?
    I havent tinkered with OSX at all, its freshly out of the box. But maybe there is something wrong with OSX itself, since when I downloaded Adium (chat client) I double clicked on the file it installed right into the applications and its fine. But when I downloaded the firefox installer, it mounts it, but doesnt install into the applications, everytime I need to launch FF it mounts that installation file. Again, sorry for all these noob questions, but Id rather be asking them then deal with XP or Vista.

    ~ Skiff.
  2. LitigatorG macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2008
    First: You're looking for the Airport Utility. It's probably in Applications>Utilities. Or, you can do a spotlight search for "Airport Utility".

    Second: Not every application installs the same way. When you are "installing" Firefox, you are probably double-clicking on the .dmg file, which opens up a disk image window, and then you are double-clicking the firefox icon inside that window. You need to drag that firefox icon from that window onto your desktop (or directly into your Applications folder).

    You may want to check out this article on .dmg files to familiarize yourself:
  3. skiffx thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2008
  4. skiffx thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2008
    thanks, will check it out :D

    Edit: Its all working, thanks :D

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