Using Airport with PC laptop - how to secure

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by KarenGloyd, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. KarenGloyd macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2008
    Hi everyone,
    I am not currently a Mac user :( but I am using an Airport to connect to the internet using my Gateway laptop. My question is this - my son (who is a Mac user) left his airport behind when he left home, and it works great with my Gateway. However, it is unsecured and I can't figure out how to secure it. Do I need him to do this from his Mac? Please help!

  2. ziggurat macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2008
    if he gives you the admin password i think u can do it from windows with the apple software for it
  3. Cliff3 macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    Assuming you know the admin password, you need to install and run the Airport Utility for Windows on your machine to configure the router.
  4. dylanbrown macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2008
    Yes, do what Cliff3 says and download the AirPort Utility for Windows, once you have done that, click here to view the manual for your AirPort allowing you to set it up correctly.

    Hope this helps...
  5. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    KarenGloyd, even if you don't know the admin password, you can use a paper clip to depress the reset button on the back of the unit for a few seconds and that should reset the unit to its default settings. The default password then becomes "public" (all lower case, no quotes) and you'll be able to set it to whatever you wish later.
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    If you reset it and you connect via wired you don't need to enter a new password. Anyways the utility to use is called the Airport Utility as specified by Cliff3

Share This Page