Wireless router

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Smileyguy, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Smileyguy macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2004
    Hi guys,

    I've landed a wireless router, this one specifically:


    I've now been trying to configure it for what seems like an eternity. I have it set up and connected to a desktop PC as the base, but can't (or just don't know how to) get a wireless connection on my 12' 1.33Ghz Powerbook running 10.3. I've normally used the laptop via a physical connection, and when I have gone into wi-fi enabled areas the airport logo has normally just magically appeared on my screen and I've been able to find the network.

    Now, even though everything is connected correctly and the wireless router is active, I can't seem to get any kind of wireless signal on my laptop. No airport networks appear to exist.

    Can I use this thing on my mac? Can anybody help?
  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    Have you gone through the entire setup referenced in the manual? For the initial testing do not activate any wireless security. Once you are sure wireless is enabled, have you mac look for available wireless networks. The default SSID is "default" and should show up as an available wireless network.

    If you have not setup the router to activate the wireless, this must be done first. Once you are able to connect. Change the security to WPA/WPA2 if supported.

  3. jellomizer macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Check these options out...

    Go to system preferences...
    Click on the Network icon
    Look to see if you have a "Light" or a little circle next to the word AirPort.
    If so what color is it Red, Yellow or Green.
    If not try going to the show drop down box and see if AirPort is in there. If it still isn't then go in Network Port Configuration.

    If you can get your AirPort working click on the Airport or choose show Airport and there should be a checkbox for Show AirPort status in menu bar.

    That should at least get you to where if you choose the icon your wireless device might be listed.
  4. maccompaq macrumors 65816


    Mar 6, 2007
    I can't figure out why people want to use wireless when they have a perfectly good Ethernet network.

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