New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

AirPort Configuration


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
mackas
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I'm pretty new to Macs but I'm trying to help someone connect their Apple G5 to an existing wireless network. The network itself is configured correctly and can be connected to using Windows no problem.

I believe you use AirPort to connect to a wireless network? Indeed this program found the network and asked for the appropriate WEP key which I entered. This seemed to go okay but when I tried to access the net using Safari (the only browser I could find on OS X - don't know if it is the only one though), it said it couldn't establish a connection.

Maybe there's something additional that needs doing to AirPort but I'm wondering if you need to configure something between Safari and AirPort?

If anyone can advise me I'd appriciate it.

Cheers.
QUOTE Thanks
SeVeN

 
SeVeN's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 135
SeVeN is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iMac Snow. 500 MHz DV Special Edition OS X.3.9 640 RAM 130GB

SeVeN is offline
are you using DHCP settings? goto the system prefs>network>airport>tcp/ip then see using DHCP

MacBook Pro 2 GHz Intel Core Duo OS X 10.4.8
iMac Snow DV 500 MhzOS X 10.3.9
Power Mac G4 Cube 450 MHz OS X 10.3.9
QUOTE Thanks
mackas
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I shall certainly check that (unfortunatley I won't be back there till Thursday). Is DHCP not the default for a new connection?

Please continue to make suggestions in the mean time. I will report back after I've been back there.

Cheers.
QUOTE Thanks
schweb

 
schweb's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2002
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 13,198
schweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2

schweb is offline
What kind of router is it? Have you looked in Network settings to see that the router is giving your Mac a correct IP address? If it's working correctly, the little ball will be green next to Airport when you go into Network settings.

schweb | community leader
flickr facebook twitter tumblr google+ about.me

Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr

QUOTE Thanks
mackas
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

As far as I can recall, AirPort gave the thumbs up. However, I must confess that it was last Thursday I was there and as I said in a previous post its this Thurdays coming that I'm going back. Consequently I think it *may* have had a green ball, but I can't be sure.

I'm trying to get some research in before I go back, hence the visit to the forum.

As for the router, its a cheepy BT's own make one that came with the ADSL package these people signed up for (British Telecom for those that don't know).

Anyway, come Thursday I will be watching for a green ball. Thanks that tip !

Cheers.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Remote Access to Mac on LAN | Mac Pro: Internet Verrrry Slow! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
do you need an airport card for airport express? emoglitterati Internet, Networking, and Wireless 11 12-21-2005 07:26 PM
airport extreme card help please butchdiesel Apple Desktops 16 05-23-2005 03:34 AM
Powerbook G4 Airport help Darren-S Internet, Networking, and Wireless 10 04-21-2005 04:37 PM
I need some airport help please wkw Internet, Networking, and Wireless 4 03-21-2005 07:39 AM
Airport 3.1 Update Released schweb Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 06-20-2003 08:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?