Linksys Wireless & Airport HELP

sphereboy

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May 10, 2002
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Does anyone have any sites that can help me setup my Linksys Wireless Router/Hub with my TiBook Airport card.

Router: BEFW11S4 - EtherFast® Wireless AP + Cable/DSL Router w/4-Port Switch


Thanks
 

chmorley

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Jan 2, 2002
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Denver, CO
I don't know of any sites, but this is pretty similar to what I have set up at work. I use one of the PC's to configure it for the network. My TiBook autodetects the Linksys Wireless Bridge and the rest of the PC Network. I use Dave 3.1 to browse the network. It's pretty painless.

Not sure what to do if you are needing to configure it with your Mac. I would probably just configure it with a PC and then throw the PC out. Alternatively, you could configure it using Virtual PC.

You can e-mail me if you have questions I might be able to help you with.

Chris
 

buffsldr

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May 7, 2001
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Hey, fellas. Does it have to be configured with a pc? If so, how often, meaning, does a power failure cause it to be reconfiged?

Thanks, I just want to go wireless and save some money on the base station.

Am i missing out on any "mac only" features that come with the airport base?
 

cleo

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Jan 21, 2002
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Originally posted by buffsldr
Hey, fellas. Does it have to be configured with a pc? If so, how often, meaning, does a power failure cause it to be reconfiged?

Thanks, I just want to go wireless and save some money on the base station.

Am i missing out on any "mac only" features that come with the airport base?
Ease of use and setup, zero maintenance, no DCHP hassles... just the usual stuff.

Seriously, though, I had a pretty bad experience with the Linksys router and would recommend spending the extra money upfront on Airport. I just posted about this in detail in another thread. Good luck!
 

buffsldr

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May 7, 2001
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Originally posted by cleo


Ease of use and setup, zero maintenance, no DCHP hassles... just the usual stuff.

Seriously, though, I had a pretty bad experience with the Linksys router and would recommend spending the extra money upfront on Airport. I just posted about this in detail in another thread. Good luck!
Thanks, Cleo. Oddly enough, I will be flying into Tampa next month for a vacation in south west florida.

I appreciate the advice. Did you say there is another thread with more info on this? Do you have a linksys? Does it work for you now?