Trying to make network for iMac and AppleTV using Linksys WRT54G2

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by douglh, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. douglh macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2008
    To years ago I convinced a friend to dump his Windows computer and buy an iMac. He loves it. Two weeks ago he bought an AppleTV, but it wouldn't sync to his iMac. I lent him a spare Airport Express router and everything worked great. Then the router stopped working, so he plugged his ethernet cable back into his Cable-Internet modem. Computer worked, but AppleTV stopped syncing again.

    I use a Linksys router so I told him to buy one as well. Mine works, but I can't get his to (the install CD is Windows only).

    Googling around I thought I found the answer on Apple's website:
    Click on "If you have a Mac" and the explanation expands without a new window opening. If you look at the picture, there's a big red circle around "Network Port Configuration". So I went over to his house to follow these instructions, and he *does not* have that menu option. Maybe it's a Tiger page? I don't know. It's not there on my wife's Mac Mini or my sons iMac either (all are Leopard).

    So what's the answer? Is there a way to have the iMac and his AppleTV connect/sync wirelessly without a router? This link seemed to say so but that missing Menu Item put up a block. Or any instructions for getting the Linksys router working? (I use DSL, so a Cable Modem is alien to me).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. douglh thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Thanks, I'll give it a try in the next few days and report back.
  3. douglh thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2008
    I was back at my friend's house this afternoon and everything works finally. Thanks again.

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