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cubixcrayfish

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I read through the entire guide and printed it. I did it all to no avail


I have a Linksys Wireless G router on my windows machine, and I have a Linksys Network Adapted pluged into the Mac.


Nothing seems to work, I just got my mini mac, and if I can't get the internet on there, I think I will return it, This is befuddling me, even the Missing Manual didn't help me


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jimsowden

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Don't be brash now. There is no internet that a PC can get to that a Mac can't. You say you have DSL, that probably means you need PPPoE authentication, and your mac mini is probably trying to connect via DHCP. First, make sure your getting a signal (you do have an airport installed, right?). I'm afraid I can't be of much help getting your router to authenticate PPPoE for you, since it needs to be over ethernet (hence the oe). THat means the router authenticates and creates a DHCP network for all computers. ANy more info you can give us?
 

jimsowden

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Sorry I didn't read your using a Linksys wireless adapter. Is it usb? To my knowledge those don't work well with macs. I havn't gotten the ethernet ones we have at work to function properly either. Nothing beats an internal airport card.
 

cubixcrayfish

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Yes It's USB....

Anyone have any ideas why it's not working, or how to set it up

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cubixcrayfish

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So I called linksys, I couldn't understand the guy, he said if I plugged the wireless gateway into my computer it would corrupt the entire computer, but it has been plugged in for a day.

THen he tells me I have to get an Airport Card installed, yeah, but he didn't realize it's too late to get it installed....


THen he said in the ENTIRE Linkysys company they have no mac support technicians, I find that hard to believe they hold like 70-80% of the wireless market share....

Someone help, my mac is getting lonely without the internet
 

varmit

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cubixcrayfish said:
So I called linksys, I couldn't understand the guy, he said if I plugged the wireless gateway into my computer it would corrupt the entire computer, but it has been plugged in for a day.

THen he tells me I have to get an Airport Card installed, yeah, but he didn't realize it's too late to get it installed....


THen he said in the ENTIRE Linkysys company they have no mac support technicians, I find that hard to believe they hold like 70-80% of the wireless market share....

Someone help, my mac is getting lonely without the internet
Um, you can still get the Airport card installed. You can do it yourself if you have a puddy knife, or you can take it to your local Compusa or Apple store and have them put it in for you (charge of course). That usb thing wont work, so take your mini back and get some wireless put in it.
 

cubixcrayfish

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Would I better getting Airport card installed or getting an ethernet one?

How much would it cost to get an Apple Aiport card installed, compared to an Ethernet or Firewire gateway?

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jimsowden

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You already have ethernet on your mini. Just either get the airport card or go wired. Two good solutions.
 

Littleodie914

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dotdotdot said:
WAIT - you can't connect wirelessly to a PC with a USB linksys??
Well, it probably depends on what kind of "USB linksys" thing you're using. I believe most of them are not mac compatible, which would explain why you can't use them. The best bet is just to install an Airport Extreme card. Whatever you do, don't buy a DWL-122 from D-Link... Worst computer purchase I've ever made.
 
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