Need help - hooking up a new eMac to a Microsoft router!
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My fiancée went and bought a new eMac and a Wireless Airport Extreme card.
I successfully installed the Airport Extreme card BUT
I CANNOT CONNECT to the Microsoft Wireless "G" router. (Model MN700 Wireless-G Base Station).
On the eMac I can see the little Airport symbol at the top right hand side of the screen. Next to the Airport symbol is the "speaker symbol", the date/clock and the "spotlight" symbol.
I am NOT a mac expert. The last time I owned a mac was a few years ago and it was a Mac Plus (a computer liked but no longer own).
When I click on the Airport symbol on the eMac I see a "pop-up" showing:
Airport ON (DIMMED) which I assume means Airport card is working.
Airport OFF (not Dimmed) I didn't select this because I want Airport to work.
MSHOME (with a checkmark next to it) - this is the name of my wireless G router.
"Other..." I haven't touched this yet.
"Create Network" I haven't touched this yet.
"Use interference Robustness"
"Open Internet Connect"
On my Wireless G router I have turned OFF the encryption (128 bit, 64 bit, etc. they are all OFF) to make sure this won't cause problems for the eMac connecting to the router.
Also on the router I have turned OFF "MAC filtering" to make sure this will not stop the eMac from from connecting to the router.
1) Can an eMac equipped with an Airport Extreme card connect to a Microsoft Wireless "G" router?
2) What am I doing wrong?
I would appreciate any help that the members on this board can provide.
Thanks in advance to all for your responses.
From the System Prefrences, goto Network and check to see if you have an IP address. Without WEP/WPA or MAC Filtering you should at least have an IP address.
I went and clicked once on the Network Icon in the System Preferences.
A Popup appeared showing:
"Show: Network Status" (drop down box)
Below this shows:
Airport with a YELLOW DOT to the right of it.
On the right-hand side of this says:
"Airport is connect to MSHOME (which is my Microsoft router).
Airport does NOT HAVE AN IP ADDRESS and cannot connect to the internet"
OK... How do I the airport to connect to the router and obtain an ip address?