Airport Issues

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Stan, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. Stan macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2003
    I am trying to use an Airport base station to set up a computer to computer network, between my Powerbook G4 1GHz and my iMac G3 450. So far not having much luck, the iMac seems reluctant to join a network. I have installed the Airport card with the adapter, could this be something to do with the age of the machine? Is it because the base station is an Airport extreme model?

    Ideally, I would like to leave my permanent DSL connection running on the iMac, and be able to access it via Airport from the Powerbook as required. What do you think of my chances?!

    Any advice gratefully received,

  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    Jaguar (10.2) makes internet sharing pretty easy, so I'd say it's a simple task to ditch the base station and go through the iMac.

    Have you double-checked the settings in the base station and in the iMac to make sure everything is OK?
  3. tangerinedream macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2003
    try updating the software-

    I realized that sounds as silly as saying "is it plugged in?" I was trying to admin an airport extreme bs from my powerbook that had been previously taken care of by a flat panel imac. When I called Apple support the guy on the phone made fun of me (almost :) when we both realized I was running an older version of the software on the powerbook- I just assumed I had installed the updates. Check to see if you're running v 3.11.

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