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    airport extreme and the Emac
    hi i was recently given an old emac and wanted to get it online with wireless so i bought an airport extreme card .
    when i go to configure it it says :
    airport was unable to find any wireless devices.....
    the bars are grey on the air port icon and the computer doesnt seem
    to recognise the card?
    also i dont have a mac base station , what is that and do i need one?
    i was told the airport card would pick up my bt home hub thing..
    can anyone help?!! i hate having this massive wire through my house!!!!
    many thanks

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    Here is a manual on the airport extreme card: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/Air...UsersGuide.pdf

    I am pretty sure if you have a card you do NOT need an airport base.
    Hope it helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hugo-paris View Post
    hi i was recently given an old emac and wanted to get it online with wireless so i bought an airport extreme card .
    when i go to configure it it says :
    airport was unable to find any wireless devices.....
    the bars are grey on the air port icon and the computer doesnt seem
    to recognise the card?
    also i dont have a mac base station , what is that and do i need one?
    i was told the airport card would pick up my bt home hub thing..
    can anyone help?!! i hate having this massive wire through my house!!!!
    many thanks
    You don't specifically need an Airport base station or any sort of Apple wireless router. Just about any brand wireless router will do...as long as it's capable if communicating with the b/g wireless signals of the Airport Extreme card.

    One question for you. When you installed the Airport Extreme card into your eMac...did you plug the antenna wire into the Airport Extreme card?

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    ahhhhhhhhh yes!!
    hi nick... i thought that when i screwed in the plastic pannel that the wire was attached to, that it pressed the wire end into the card itself!!!!!
    cant thank you enough for the post, i thought i was going to have to give up!!
    all the best
    dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by hugo-paris View Post
    ahhhhhhhhh yes!!
    hi nick... i thought that when i screwed in the plastic pannel that the wire was attached to, that it pressed the wire end into the card itself!!!!!
    cant thank you enough for the post, i thought i was going to have to give up!!
    all the best
    dave
    Does this mean all is good? If so...yeah that wire part can be a little confusing. You would think that inserting the Airport Extreme card into it's slot is all you would need to do (just like any expansion card you insert into a slot)...but of course there'e the little antenna wire that needs to be plugged into the card as well

    Again...congrats if everything is good to go,

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