Help. AirPort Express setup over LAN

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by captan, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. captan macrumors member

    May 11, 2005
    I'm trying to do what is described here:

    But no basestation shows up in the list. It's just empty. I don't have any airport equipped computers so the setup assistant won't work. (I'm going to use the AirPort Express just for my Wii for the time beeing - until I buy a MacBook)

    My network looks like this:

    Internet (socket in wall - like a dorm except this is an apartmentbuilding) ---> Switch
    ---> PC
    ---> Mac
    ---> AirPort Express
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    So you're sure you're using the correct utility, yes?

    And the computer you're trying to connect with and the Airport Express are both physically connected to LAN ports on the same switch?

    It might be you have a lot of interference. Move the Airport as close as you can to the computer...
  3. captan thread starter macrumors member

    May 11, 2005
    I don't know how - but changing the Ethernet cable and resetting the AirPort Extreme several times solved the problem...
  4. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    just fyi, the utility to configure any apple basestation or express on xp is horrible and doesn't always get what you want. using the utility on the mac is so much easier. I think the tool was design to purposely be clumpsy. it was does work, just not well.

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