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Old Nov 30th, 2006, 12:59 AM   #1
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how connect airport extreme card to a wireless router?

my imac connects wirelessly to my airport express itunes, because I wanted to be able to connect my itunes to speakers, otherwise I know very little about wireless connectivity

someone my sister works with, just bought a mac and would like to know how to connect to internet without having an internet service of their own.

Like any wireless connection outside in different locations, I know they'd need to find a wi-fi or a hot spot (that is free), right? Otherwise, this person does need a service provider right at their home?

If so, I've read in the threads here that an airport card can connect to a wireless router (linksys, dlink, etc.), where are the options to set this up available?


And just for curiosity, I have a wireless dsl from bell, would I still need to get a router, or can I connect straight to it?

Also, since I'm on the topic, my network is set on invisible, so I log in everytime. Only thing is sometimes my card sees another network (probably my neighbour) and immediately connects to that. I guess the person left it open, but is there any way for me to set my settings not to automatically connect to any open network? And, Is there a way for me to really tell if someone else is on my network?
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Old Nov 30th, 2006, 01:18 AM   #2
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For question 1: An AirPort Extreme card can connect to any 802.11g or 802.11b wireless network. Brand is irrelevant, as long as it conforms to industry standards. To connect, simply click on the "Radar"-type button in the menu bar, and select the network you wish to join. Holding down Option while clicking will sort the networks by strength.

In order to connect to the Internet, you need to have either a free public WiFi, or a modem with which to connect.

If you were to get Sympatico Wireless, you would still need a modem (they supply it), as that is what would connect to their network, and convert the signal into regular network (which could then be connected to a wireless router).

Having your network as "invisible" really does nothing other than deter the average neighbor from joining. Anyone who is serious about it can detect an invisible network in a few seconds. If you're looking for security, try WPA.

You can select a network to always connect to. This is in the Network preference pane of System Preferences. If you want to see who has connected to your AirPort, you can view the log, though you might not understand most of it .
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You say you have "wireless dsl from Bell" - that probably means that the modem you got from Bell is also a wireless router.

Read the information that came from Bell - it should walk you through setting it up to operate as a wireless router.

I don't live in a Bell part of the country, but one of our local ISPs now provides modems that are also wireless routers and the setup is very easy.

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You say you have "wireless dsl from Bell" - that probably means that the modem you got from Bell is also a wireless router.

Read the information that came from Bell - it should walk you through setting it up to operate as a wireless router.

I don't live in a Bell part of the country, but one of our local ISPs now provides modems that are also wireless routers and the setup is very easy.

Margaret
my cousin uses her laptop connecting to the wireless dsl so I'm sure I can, I just never tried it, as I bought the airport express itunes for music, now I want to try it.

Only thing is though, sometimes my cousin have issues with her connection when she's in the second floor up (the dsl is in the first level of our basement) and have to move around the rooms, mostly she finds herself in my room when she experiences problems with the signal.
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