Airport Extreme Wired Network

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bloogersnigen, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. bloogersnigen macrumors regular


    May 15, 2005
    Wherever the water flows
    I just bought an Airport Extreme.
    I have two desktops (wired) and a laptop (wireless).
    They all can connect to the internet fine (wired and wirelessly respectively). But there is no network (file sharing, itunes sharing, etc.)
    I was under the impression that the difference between the AP extreme and AP express was that the extreme is also a router (capable of creating a network).

    I have been looking for a way to set this up all week. Am I an idiot and simply can't find the right setting or is the Airport extreme not capable of this?
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Turn on the type of sharing you want in Sys Prefs->Sharing.

    iTunes sharing is in iTunes->Preferences->Sharing
  3. bloogersnigen thread starter macrumors regular


    May 15, 2005
    Wherever the water flows
    Thats not the issue. Those setting are all correct
    There is no network to share on.
  4. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    It can definitely do it. that's how I have my network set up. Should be plug and play.

    Have you run the airport utility? If not, do that first. (finder will find it...)

    Your other mac should show up in finder window if configured properly.
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    one quick way to find out where the problem is

    get the IP address of your computer
    ** on mac --system preferences -> network -> connection name (ip will be somewhere on the page 4 numbers seperated by periods probably 10.0.0.## or 192.168.0.#)
    ** on windows - Right click "network places" -> properties -> select "local area connection" (or whatever your connection is) -> IP is on the left under details or: right click -> status -> support tab

    open terminal on a differnet computer
    **on a mac - applications -> utilities)
    **on windows - start->run-> type "cmd" -> click "ok"

    in that window type "ping ##.##.##.##" where the numbers are the ip address you got from the other computer.

    it will either give you something that looks like "64 bytes from #.#.#.#: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.853 ms" or "host is down"
    If the first, your computers can see each other, and the problem is with the file sharing on the computers
    if the second, the problem is in your router or network, and for some reason the computers aren't able to talk to each other.

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