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Solved: AirPort Extreme Base Station Router Problem

Q: Solved: AirPort Extreme Base Station Router Problem

I have an Apple AirPort Extreme router connected to my Windows 7 laptop. It also connects all sorts of other devices all of which are working great.

The router has been working fine, except now it does not find my hidden network. I have to connect through my guest network. When I search for the hidden network, I can find it but it won't connect even though I know the password entered is correct.

I went into my AirPort Utility to change the settings that now says it "can't find any AirPort Utility devices. Make sure is in range and scan again. " The router is right next to my laptop so that is not an issue.

Why can it not find my devices?

I really would like to do a factory reset and change the whole network name and password and not make the network hidden this time.

Is that as easy as it sounds?

I can't find the original CD that came with the extreme but already have the AirPort Utility installed on my laptop, so it should just pick up the new installation - right???

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Hi there pals.

I've installed AirPort Extreme on my Windows 7 PC. No problem with the installation. However, when I tried to start the application it stated that it "requires Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or later". I thought there might be compatibility problems, so I uninstalled and reinstalled with XP SP2 compatibility settings. I still get the same response that "Airport Utility requires bla bla".
Could you help?

A:AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi Wireless Base Station Whims

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I need a power supply for an apple airport basestation as mine is broken but i cannot seem to find one anywhere? can i use any sort of power adapter that would fit it with the correct voltage etc... or must i use an apple one as instructed in the manual?



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Hi, I have a airport express base station model: A1088, This was used by someone else, I set it back to factory settings and I want to set it up to my Hi Fi system to play songs from itunes, Im using a pc with windows 7, i have a bigpond elite wireless modem which is connected to my desktop with an ethinet cable.

I have downloaded airport utility from the apple site, but when I plug the AE in, I lose internet access, its as if this over powers my modem or something, airport utility doesnt recognise the AE either. When I unplug the AE, I still have no internet acess and the only was I can get it back is by doing a system restore. What is happening ???

I googled and came across this page, http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1765010&tstart=0 which I followed very careful, but still no luck and lose of internet, another system restore gets me back online again.


A:airport express base station

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Hello All, This is my First Post i hope i can get some help... I have the new air port extreme base station and i can not get it to connect to a window vista lap top. I have tried everything by leaving it un sacured network and will not connect at all and even when to sacure it will not connect at all or even see the router ssid.. im guessing it is just windows vista but need some light on this subject... thanks

A:New Air Port Extreme Base Station

Does the Windows Vista machine connect to other wireless networks?

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I just purchased the new apple extreme base station with the modem in it. When i connect to the internet through the base station by means of aol i am not able to access any programs that use an internet connection. (AIM, Entourage, ichat, and mail) The only way i can use the programs on the internet is if i connect through my internal modem. Do i need an update or something? PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Yesterday, we got broadband access at a vacation house. I purchased and Apple Airport Extreme since we are all Mac Users (we have all Cisco routers at home and office, so maybe that was a mistake but I thought this would make life simple). I password protected the network.

I connected my MacBook Air, ipad 3 and iphone 4s yesterday. No problems and things are working perfectly.

Today, my wife tried to join the network and it says Self-Assigned IP address 169.x.x.x this device may not connect to the internet. So, I deleted the network, and tried again. I rebooted. I rebooted the Airport Extreme. I released DHCP under Advanced. Nothing worked.

I connected the computer to the router via an ethernet cable. The computer recognizes that it is connected to the internet but will not connect.

Today I tried to connect my kids iphones and computer and ipad to the network. I can't make any of them connect.

Is this a problem with the Airport Extreme? Should I return it? Or is this a problem of another kind?

A:Solved: Problem with wifi access with Airport Extreme and self-assigned IP numbers

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I just signed up for verizon fios (after comcast cable for years - no problem) and I have the ethernet cable connected to my airport extreme base station (used for wireless and comcast). Problem - my macbook pro may go a day or so with the Verizon wireless then will not pick up signal unless I go to router and reconfigure.
I want to bypass verizon router (M1424WR - only has coax cable) and let my airport extreme be wireless. Or maybe I need a different router.

Never had a problem with my laptop picking up wireless anywhere in the world - now havng problems in my own home.
Anyone have any ideas how to remedy?

A:Linking Verizon wireless router to Airport Extreme

Well, if you have FiOS TV, bypassing the Verizon router isn't an option if you want the guides and On-Demand to work.

Take a look at this page for some configurations that may solve your problem: http://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios/3.1_Actiontec

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I have an Airport Extreme router that I want to use to connect to:

* an iMAC G5
* an Compaq laptop running Win 2K

It's working fine on the iMAC, but I can't get it to work on the laptop. I have installed a Linksys WPC54G Wireless G notebook adaptor and it appears to be installed correctly. I get as far as a message on Linksys that says "You are connected to the access point, but the Internet cannot be found."

All of my passwords and configurations appear to be correct. I have spent a lot of time with Apple and Linksys technical support and they are both saying it's the other guy's problem.

Can anyone help?

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I am trying to improve wireless performance at a clients home. Currently they have a Linksys RV082 set up as their main router. They also have 4 additional basic Linksys WRT54G routers set up at various points in the home that seem to be failing. My plan was to put in 3 Apple airport Extreme routers in place of the Linksys routers. I am wondering if they really need the Linksys RV082 in their network at all as they aren't running a business. Their is a large area to cover with a big house and the usage is purely Laptops, ipads, phones. The Linksys RV082 is only 110/100Mbps LAN Ports. I could keep this in the set up and just add the Apple routers in on Bridge mode. I could also remove the Linksys RV082 and start fresh with Apple Airport Extreme routers and add in a 10/1000Mbps Switch if needed. Any ideas would be appreciated.

A:Linksys RV082 Router with additional Apple airport Extreme Routers

Why routers and not proper wireless access points and wireless repeaters? I'd look at Amped units if you want longer range. You can also look at powerline repeaters. The older versions of the RV082, or at least with older firmware, sometimes had poor throughput with the firewall enabled, test the internet speeds and verify that they are close to advertised speeds, update the firmware to latest version as well otherwise replace it with a new unit. I assume they don't use the dual WAN feature or VPN.

Amped: http://www.ampedwireless.com/

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I have set up a small network with three computers and a printer. I have two pcs running XP SP2 and a mac mini.
The mac mini is not an intel mac but one of the older ones and is running os 10.5. All of them can "see" each other , share files and use the printer.
I want to set up an ftp server on one of the pcs and have tried to do some port forwarding but am a pc person , not a mac person and this airport extreme N base station has me totally confused about this subject. I have tried several suggestions but not of them refer specifically to port forwarding for ftp. I am using cerberus ftp program and have used it in the past with great success before I got the airport extreme base. Can someone please lend a hand with this?
Thank you very much in advance.

A:Solved: ftp from behind airport extreme

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I have a MacPro1,1 (2007) running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and a MacBook Pro 9,1 (2013) running Mac OS X 10.10.1. I am using an Apple Airport Extreme for my wireless network. I have an external hard drive connected to the Airport Extreme via the USB port on the Airport Extreme. I'm wanting to replace the external hard drive with a Guardian MAXimus 2TB RAID-1. Will a RAID work with the Airport Extreme? I'm not using this for my Time Machine backups - only as a means to easily share my files.

A:Solved: Airport Extreme with RAID HDD

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Some basic info about my current network setup.

I'm connected wireless in my apt to an airport express, that is connected through a 80ft cable to an airport extreme down in my business.

I.E. Computer => Airport Express => Airport Extreme => Cable Modem.

The airport express is in Bridge Mode so it shouldn't be doing anything more than propagating the settings of the Airport Extreme. The problem is, when I go to the port forwarding options in the Extreme and open up the port I want to use with the IP of the computer I want to use as a micro server, and check them on check port sites, they show the port as closed.

The computer I'm trying to open up to use is a mac with OS 10.6.8, it has its firewall disabled.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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at the studio where i work, we have an airport express wireless hub thing (sorry, i'm not terribly computer literate). everyone with a mac can connect effortlessly to it. i can connect with my ipod touch as well. anyone with a pc gets a 'limited connectivity' message and can't connect to the internet.

we all get a little icon indicating that there is internet available, but we just can't hook up to it. i have a dell laptop which runs vista. that didn't work. i figured i'd bring in my little acer aspire one netbook, but that didn't want to hook up either.

i had read that there was an update i could download to fix the problem, but that ended up being a dead link. i looked all through the airport settings on the studio computer, and nothing seems to be anti-pc. i know the password to sign in (i used it on the ipod) so i know that it's not that.

does anyone have any idea what i could do? it may have something to do with security, because when my co-worker tested the main computer and took off the 'security enabled' setting, i was able to log on. we just want our connection to be secure, and that's what seems to kick me off.

any ideas? it would really be convenient to be able to use my laptop at work like everyone else with a mac does....
thank you.

A:Solved: wireless airport extreme won't connect to pc

well, i managed to find the answer to my own question on another site. i'm going to post it here in case anyone else has this problem and the solution i found could help them.

i had to go into the mac at the studio. i:
-used the finder to locate the airport express unit and clicked on it
-open the airport admin window
-double click on the airport and look for the padlock icon at the top of the screen.
-click on that to get the WEP key (different than the security code)
-write it down. i think mine was about 26 alphanumeric digits long.
-go into your pc and access the desired mac internet connection.
-enter the WEP key code that you just wrote down in the section as the security code.
-DONE! that's how i got the mac at work and my pc "to be friends".

thanks to all who considered helping.

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When my DSL modem is connected directly to my computer I can connect to the internet. When my Microsoft MN500 wireless base station is connected between the modem and the computer I get error 678: The remote computer did not respond. I have had this problem previously but can't remember how to fix it. Can anyone help???
My OS is Windows XP.

A:Internet connection problem with base station connected

Well, I'd start by resetting the MN-500 to factory defaults:
To restore the base station to factory default settings

1. Use a pointed object to press and hold the Reset button on the back of the base station.
2. When the Power light on the front begins to blink green and orange, release the Reset button.
The Power light first turns solid orange. When it turns solid green, the restoration is complete. This process takes about a minute.Click to expand...

If you don't have the manuals for the box, here's the download page: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902461

Obviously, after resetting it to factory defaults, you'll have to do any configuration of the wireless that you need, like setting up encryption, etc.

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I was wondering if anyone would be able to assist me with a problem I am currently encountering. I recently moved to a new appartment where the person i'm sharing with already has a wireless network in place. The ADSL connection is connected to a netgear router which in turn is connected to an apple mac airport base to run the wireless network. I purchased a Sitecom WL-022 USB wireless network adaptor to try and gain access to the network, however I am having no sucess at all.

While the adaptor is sucessfully detected by my system, and installed, it appears to be unable to detect the existing network. My PC is approximatly six meters from the base unit and my flatmates mac is used from the room next to mine at a point approximatly nine to ten meters from the base unit, and they encounter no problems detecting it. I have tried using Sitecoms own software to configure the connection (disabling XP's Wireless Zero Configuration to do so) and using XP's own Wireless connection wizard. Neither have picked up any trace of the existing network.

My system is a Windows XP system, 2.6Ghz AMD, 512 RAM, 40Gig HD, NVidia Geforce 4 card. Can anyone offer any assistance as to what the problem may be, and how I might bypass or resolve it? Thanks is advance.

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Hello, I'm already not very happy with the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock 230W (40AN0230EU) used with my Lenovo X1 Extreme notebook, but this one is an absolutely nogo.I just wanted to play for the first time a game. The extern monitors turns all the time black and all other connected devices also stop working. After some time they reconnected but not every time so that I have to reboot the whole system. This happens all the time, not more than 5 minutes to happen again. I have read about the same issue from other users.In order to be able to use the mouse and keyboard I moved them from docking station to notebook. They got power but still could not be used. I had to reboot the notebook.All drivers, firmware and bios versions are up to date. This is by far the most expensive system I have bought till now, and it is also the system that is causing the most problems. I already have tested 3 40AN0230EU docking stations because of other issues. First X1 Extreme arrived DOA. This one already had a mainboard replacement.I can't believe that your premium notebook used together with the recommended docking station is causing that much problems. To me and to a lot of other users, like can be seen by searching the internet.Now I will try to connect all the devices directly to the notebook. But this cannot be the solution after spending 300,- EUR for the recommended docking station.

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i have set up a network with a pc and two macs i have also connected a airport extreme to one of the macs and in turn have three external hard drives connected to the airport extreme the problem of the two macs sharing the hard drives is now solved but now my pc cant access them

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Good evening,
I am a long time windows person who just got a powerbook book and set up an airport extreme wireless network..have a cable modem. At the moment I have my powerbook connecting wirelessly and my XP Pro desktop connected to the LAN port in the back of the base station. Everything works and I can connect and do most of what I would like to do..except the video chat program ISPQ which is run from the windows xp desktop. I know there are problems when connected behind a router..I am able to send messages, but not receive them. So, I have been reading everything I can to configure the port masking from the powerbook to get it to work. To be honest, I am pretty comfortable working on computers but I am a total basketcase when it comes to networking and assigning numbers. There are instructions from ispq about setting up the airport with ports 2000-2003. Right now this is what I have:
Public Port Private IP Address Private Port
2000 2000
2001 2001
2002 2002
2003 2003

When I do an IP search on my desktop it says its address is and I tried changing the private IP addresses to that so it would look for that machine, but it didn't help. Was just hoping for some advice..don't want to give up if it is poosible.



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I received this lovely Airport Extreme for Christmas(!!). I tried to install it into our Gateway, which is running Windows XP. I had no success and would like to try again, with your help.

First thing it asks is do I have a WIFI card. I don't think so, since I have been using a Wireless router, but I am not sure. Can anyone tell me how I can figure out if I have one? I don't see it on the Device Manager.


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I've seen similar questions posted here, but I'm experiencing a different and somewhat more aggravating problem. My Linksys WUSB54gc worked fine with the old linksys router, though the router itself was noncromulent. We've just replaced the linksys router with an AirPort Extreme. The adapter is in line of sight of the thing, about 20 feet away, and customers with their laptops haven't had any problem connecting the network. In fact, we don't have any problem connecting to it . . . it just won't stay connected. After 5-10 minutes the connection craps out for no apparent reason. Windows' "repair connection" usually works, though often Windows has an incorrect idea of its connectedness - it'll be saying something like "windows could not repair the connection" or "not connected", but firefox provides empirical evidence to the contrary.

Any ideas?

Dell desktop running Windows XP, 2002, with SP2
Linksys WUSB54gc, with up-to-date driver (1.0.2)
Apple AirPort Extreme, I just updated the firmware this morning (7.2.1). There's no security on because we're a cafe; customers have not reported any problem with the network.

There are no other wireless adapters on the machine, and I've disabled the ethernet adapter just for kicks. There have been several reboots since the problem started. There are no other networks in range. (Though there's a slight possibility the customers might be con... Read more

A:Linksys adaptor vs AirPort Extreme

seems like airport signal is conflicting with some others electronic devices.
try move the airport to another place which is far from electronic devices as you said like microwave, etc...
see it works.
and the wave that is used in router is also smilar to the wave from cordless phone.

good luck

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I've been trying like mad to port forward a game on this thing. Nothing seems to work. Apple is no help and the community over there gave me advice which I followed but It still didn't work. I manually set up a port and a DHCP to the exact instructions I was given and still nothing. Before this router I would use port mapping applications (Port Map). It was super easy and worked just fine. I would love to get some advice, especially of how to allow those port mapping applications since I'm only moderately tech savvy, But I would love any advice anybody has. Thank you!

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I recently changed my ASUS wifi to an Apple Airport Extreme (tower).
Configured it, everything worked well - Except for my vstarcam.

It somehow doesn't get an IP over the wifi.

I tried hooking it up via the ethernet and it did get an IP, in fact it worked
perfectly as I was able to receive the video through my iPhone (this after I setup
the port forwarding and the port 81). I disconnected to the home wireless and
jumped to telco's 4G and it still is working nicely.

Can anyone shed a light on how I can have this vstarcam work via wifi?
Just a note, this was working perfectly on ASUS via wifi.


A:vstarcam + airport extreme (tower)


I mentioned in my post (above) that;

"After setting the port forwarding and the setting port 81, that I managed to make the camera work".

I think that statement is not exactly accurate! I have 3 vstarcam, and after I posted the item above, I went and fiddle with the other camera, connected it directly via ethernet to the base station. It was to my surprise that without doing anything on the configuration (and I was still on 4G), to my surprise, I was able to receive the broadcast!

I deleted the port forwarding that I setup initially just incase the the second IP cam has been assigned with the same IP address. It still worked!

So now, I can do away with port forwarding and just settle the issue of these cams to receive their wireless IP addresses.


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G,day all, Begging for help with my wireless sytem. The wife is a die hard apple fan and so we got a apple airport extreme with her new laptop. Got the system set up and then spent 2 hours on line with the apples techs ( very helpful) who diagnoised the problem as vista blocking the Bonjour system. Next I spoke to Vista techs (rude)for 10 minutes who claimed it was not their issue. The end result is I have web access, an orange blinking light on the airport extreme, and a unprotected wireless network. help please.

A:Vista blocking airport extreme?

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G,day all, Begging for help with my wireless sytem. The wife is a die hard apple fan and so we got a apple airport extreme with her new laptop. Got the system set up and then spent 2 hours on line with the apples techs ( very helpful) who diagnoised the problem as vista blocking the Bonjour system. Next I spoke to Vista techs (rude)for 10 minutes who claimed it was not their issue. The end result is I have web access, an orange blinking light on the airport extreme, and a unprotected wireless network. help please.


right click task bar run task manager go to services tab. lok for bonjour. is it running? my pic has mine stopped because it is a resource HOG.

If it isnt running type services.msc in search go to bonjour and right click. Start it and make it automatic

That should do it. If not your firewall or ANTI VIRUS may be blocking it


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I have been connecting with home network with an old D-link. Decided to upgrade with an Airport Extreme. All other computers are connected except my HP with Windows Vista. My Dell with Windows Vista is connected. The Network Sharing Center claims this is an unidentified network.
Any suggestions?

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I am using Vista SP1 and my machine is routed through an Airport Extreme so I can use wireless in my house. Also connected (by USB directly to the Airport) is my HP F380 printer. My wireless internet is working fine. I have downloaded Airport Admin App 5.4.1 for Vista and am able to use it to configure my Airport, but I do not see a way to wirelessly print. I have rebooted the Airport. I also have tried to 'Add Printer' from the control panel and when I search for Network/Wireless/Bluetooth Printers, it searches continually with no results. Please help!

A:Airport Extreme + Vista + Printer?

Wired or wireless printing should be no different, the network doesn't care how the traffic comes in.

If you can print to that printer from a wired computer, you can print from a wireless one connected to the same router.

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My step mom's Airport Extreme doesn't like my GPC54G cardbus on my laptop. I plug in the password then nothing happens. It works fine with my dad's laptop (not sure what model wireless card it is, some internal, probably like an Intel, pretty sure they make crappy internal wireless cards. Also my little bro's new PC with its Netgear PCI card works fine. Does anyone know how to fix this problem.

i found this:http://www.osxhax.com/archives/cat_airport_extreme_hacks.html

they say that if it is version 2 it might now work. I wanna know if that is truly the case.

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I am using 2 computers, one with vista one with xp on a wireless internet network in my house. I have a usb hub plugged into the airport. I have a printer plugged into the usb hub. printer works fine from both computers. I also have an external hard drive plugged into the usb hub. I would like to get both computers, or at a minimum the one running xp, to access the external drive over the wireless network. please help. thank you.

A:airport extreme + external hard drive

Standard file and print sharing should do the trick here.
This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.

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I have a T450 running Windows 10. I purchased it less than a year ago. I recently upgraded my home router to an apple airport extreme. My computer shows a strong signal yet can't connect to the main network. Somehow it can connect to a guest network on the same account but it is very slow. I believe there may be some issue with the AC7625 wireless card working with the apple product as I've seen in other forums. Has anyone experienced this or have any ideas on how to fix? Thanks.

My computer worked fine on my pervious linksys router.

A:Lenovo T450s can't connect to Airport Extreme

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from Lenovo's web site.

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Hi! I have an old HP All-In-One in my kitchen running Windows 7, then I have a Mac mini in another room and an AirPort Extreme providing Wifi. I can hit my Canon inkjet printer from my Mac, but not from my PC. This happened all of a sudden a couple of weeks ago. Windows update, maybe? Anyway, both computers hit the internet with no problems, but I just can't hit the printer from the PC. Even the Canon setup CD won't find it. Any ideas? Thanks!

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I recently purchased an apple airport extreme - the reason i did was because i have read good reviews and the articles talked about how easy it is to set up - plug in and play!!

Well, this is my situation...

I have a Macbook Pro, Intel Core Duo laptop with leopard installed.

I also have a fairly new windows desktop pc.

All i want is, to be able to connect my external hard drive to the airport and have the ability to use that as the main disk for the work side of things for my laptop and also for the PC.

I would also like to have the ability to transfer files from the PC to the Mac and visa versa

I have connected the airport to the broadband router, the pc to the airport using a lan cable and plugged in my external HD to the airport using USB.

the internet works fine, but i cant get the external HD working well, sometimes its there and sometimes its not.
i have run the airport utility on the mac and also on the PC and i cant seem to find out the problem.

Additionally i would like to be able to access the external HD for work.

I have a HP Officejet G85 printer connected to my PC - could i share it so i can print from my mac laptop.


Thank you so much

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I just bought an AirPort Extreme and everything seems to be networked properly.

I have a Dell Vista desktop and XBOX 360 connected via ethernet. Also, two Dell XP laptops and TiVo Series 2 connected via WiFi (no Mac hardware except iPod Touch). These guys are all recognized and access the internet flawlessly.

My problem is my Dell Printer 924 (Photo All-in-One), that is connected via USB, doesn't print. I installed Bonjour for Windows on all three computers. The printer description and drivers are installed and the computers all recognize the printer just fine.

When I send a test print page, it doesn't make it to the printer. In the Printer Queue it says the document has been "Sent to the printer", but nothing gets printed.

Please help! The only reason I bought the AirPort was for the USB functionality. I've scoured these forums, but I can't find this particular problem.

Note: I also posted this on Apple's Discussion Forums


A:AirPort Extreme printing problems on a Windows Network

this is probably an incompatible printer with the airport express.
I have an epson c70 that work on my airport express without any problems, I also have the Dell 924, but the airport expresss does not recognize it at all.
This is apparently a VERY common problem with the airport express, lots of usb printers do not work with it. I have heard it described as "the dirty little secrete apple doesn't want you to know about the airport express/extreme"

I'm sure this caused endless hours of frustration for many users.

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I have two Apple laptops running well on an Airport Extreme wireless network. I am trying to connect a Dell Windows XP Service Pack 3 to the Airport via a USB to Ethernet LAN cable directly to the Airport for internet access. The Times Warner cable guy hooked it up and it accessed the internet just fine. I have since reformatted and reloaded Windows. I have not changed any of the cable connections. I have tried the Windows Network Wizard and the Airport Utility (which cannot detect the Airport). Windows says I have a "LAN or High-Speed Internet 1394 Connection" connected. However, Windows cannot find any internet access. The cable guy had it hooked up and on the internet in just a couple of minutes. Before I reformatted I noticed another connected network, not the 1394. Please help me get the Dell on the Airport via USB to Ethernet LAN cable for internet access. Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Connect Windows PC to Airport Extreme via Ethernet cable

Install the chipset drivers from your Drivers/Resource CD or, better, from Dell's web site. Use your Service Tag for easier searching. Then check in Device Manager to see if there are still more missing drivers.

EDIT: You probably need the driver for the USB ethernet adapter also.

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I have a Linksys compact Wireless USB adapter (model WUSB54GC) that links to my MacAirport Extreme router on an old Compaq Presario--but I want to use it on my Dell Dimension 2400 because the Dell has USB 2.0, while the Compaq only has 1.1

The message I get when trying to hook up to the Internet on the Dell is as follows: "You are currently connected to the access point, but the Internet cannot be found." I have tried using the Windows WZC utility instread of the Linksys WLAN utility. When I do this, I still get the message: "You are currently connected to this network... and "acquiring network address."

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but nothing seems to work on the Dell. The adapter seems fine (it works in the USB 1. slot on the Compaq, but very lethargically). I have Windows XP on both machines, with SP 2.

Any ideas? Thanks for help!
-- Wehake

A:Linksys USB 2 adapter--links to Airport Extreme but not to internet?

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I just built a new computer and have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit installed on it and it is connected via ethernet cable to AirPort Extreme but my computer says there are no network connections, does anyone know how to fix this?

If it matters this is my build:

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

GIGABYTE GV-N570D5-13I-B GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX6GX3M3A1600C9

A:Windows 7 to AirPort Extreme via Ethernet Cable Issues

Can you log into your router by typing its IP address into IE?

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Hello to all,

I hope someone can help with this major printer problem. If this is not the correct area for this post, I apologize in advance please point me to where I should be, Thanks. Here is my problem: Ive got a Windows 7 Acer Aspire Laptop, 64 bit, Epson R280 printer, Apple Airport Extreme. I downloaded the latest drivers from Epson and Bonjour for Windows. Ive hooked the Epson directly to the Acer and have been printing with no problems what so ever. The problem comes when trying to print wirelessly through the airport. It was working fine a few months ago then just started acting up. I would hit print, it would print maybe one page, then start the second page and get hung up in the middle, now it will get hung up at the end of a first page. Lights are all flashing on the printer, ?See whats printing? is showing an error message. Its all quit maddening.

Things Ive done: Uninstalled, installed, reinstalled, used the original software disk, uninstalled, and reinstalled using just the current driver, uninstalled and reinstalled Bonjour. Noda! Ive changed IP addresses, port numbers, added printers, turned off bio directional printing, added new ports, deleted new ports, added and deleted new LPT ports. Ive tried everything I have found on the web that has worked for others but not for me. Absolutely nothing Ive tried works. Im getting beyond ticked and ready to throw the damned thing out. What irritates me the most is that it was working at one point. So w... Read more

A:EPSON R280-Windows 7- Apple Airport Extreme

I might be a little late on this but I was having a similar issue with my HP F4400 deskjet not completing its print jobs also. In the printer properties, under the 'advanced' tab try changing the print processor settings but keep the Default Data Type as it is ( probably RAW type)
Also, there was another step I took but Im sure it wasn't the one that fixed the issue; even though in advanced tab it shows your printer type, click 'New Driver..." anyway and use the wiz to select (or re-select) your printer.

Hope this helps.
Good Luck,

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I am looking to set up two Apple airport Extreme's and one Apple airport Express in addition to my Verizon Fios service. I wanted to go over the best way to do this and how the cabling should be run from one device to another.

I have a MoCA (CoAx) connection coming into the Actiontech router and the WAN Port is free. I have one of the LAN ports on the Actiontech going to a switch and then all the connections on the switch run to ethernet jacks around the house.

After reading this article the below article I am left with the impression that my Actiontech router has to be reconfigured to connect Via my WAN port instead of the CoAx with regards to my Fios service? http://www.duglin.net/2012/07/how-to-use-apple-airport-extreme-with.html

Is that correct? I was just going to run an ethernet cable from the wall jack to the WAN port on the Apple Extreme and then set up the device in bridge mode. Then proceed to turn off the wireless signal on the verizon router and configure the Apple router with SSID network name.

Would very much appreciate some advice on what other people have done to set up a similar devices. Thanks

A:HOW TO: Use an Apple AirPort Extreme, and A.Express with Verizon FiOS service

There is already two Linksys devices set up and have working wireless in addition to the Actiontech. If the Actiontech is connected to the ONT via Coax alone does that mean that the Airport Extreme/express should be able to be set up with everything configured as is. Would the Airport extreme be an exception and another wireless device would work. Just trying to figure out if I would have to have the ethernet connection activated on the ONT by verizon in order to add the Apple routers. Thanks

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i just got myself a microsoft mn-500 wireless base station? i only have my latop and main computer that needs connetion i have a d-link network card in my laptop. my main computer is running Xp.SP2 the laptop XP.SP1 now with the cd setup everything goes will except that my main computer will not connect it keeps saying it;s unplugged or singnal not strong enough or no connection on the Base Station the first port that connect to the computer is blinking and at the back on the computer i have the green and orange light blinking from my eternet card..when i have my moden connected to the base station my main computer does not get connection but my wireless laptop does..
can anyone tell me what i'm doing wrong or what need to me done.

A:Mn-500 base station

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Hi, just bought the microsoft 802.11 g router MN-700. I installed and have my base running ok on my desktop pc (win98se) with file sharing enabled. I have a new HP laptop zx5060 with a Broadcom 54g 802.11g in it. I can't seem to get it to connect with the base. I don't know what settings I should use for its tcp/ip. I put in the same IP address, subnet mask and gateway numbers from the base unit, but that didn't work, I tried auto obtain address, that also didn't work. (winXP) I must be missing something, in the properties it says the adapter is working properly. Any help appreciated!

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Happy Holidays!

I'm trying to hardwire a new desktop system running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit to my ancient Microsoft MN-500 wireless base station router, and I'm getting an unstable, intermittent connection. I have a Windows XP laptop that is connected wirelessly to the router with no issues, and the previous XP desktop that was hardwired to the router had no issues either. I removed the anti-virus (Norton) completely to rule that out. The connection is fine for about a minute or two, then all Internet I/O will stop (and will eventually come back several minutes later). Any thoughts? Any help is greatly appreciated!


A:MS MN-500 Base Station & Windows 7

and welcome to the Forum

Try finding an updated driver for your network card adaptor

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I am trying to get my network set up, but when I try to set up the base station it tells me to disable firewall. i don't have a firewall.....at least I can't find it. Well the one i found is disabled. What do I do? I have the microsoft MN-500 wireless base station

A:Microsoft Wireless base Station

I have bot an mn-500 and 700, what is telling you to disable firewall?

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I use cable internet. I have two computers. I set up a home network using Microsoft Base Station so that both computers can access internet at the same time.

During the process of setting up Microsoft Base Station, the software asks me if I would like to share all files on the network. I don't know if this means just share files with my other computer or with all the computers on cable network?

If I choose Yes to share all files, is it safe? Will my zone alarm still be able to keep hackers out?


A:setting up Microsoft base station

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I just set up a MN-700 base station and ran a speed test, my download was 877 kbps but my upload was 47 kbps,what would make this so slow? Is there a setting I need to adjust somewhere.I am running XP home and am on DSL.PPPOE.I have updated the firmware already,but no change in speed.

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I have a question about the product mentioned in the title. I understand it lets you stream video from the station to your computer with included software. It has composite, s-video, and component inputs. Does that mean that I can stream the HD video signal from any HD source supporting Component (my Xbox 360) and record it? I'd considered getting a new capture card so I could record with better quality than my Pinnacle 700-usb plus. I don't see why I wouldn't be able to do it this way, but I can't find any detailed info on it, so can someone here let me know please? Thank you.

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i have two laptops on winxp sp2 and a dsl modem. I don't have a wireless router. One of the laptops uses ethernet to connect to the dsl modem. the laptops are installed with a built-in wireless card, an Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG. driver version is

If one of the laptops is connected using ethernet to the dsl modem, can i share that connection with the other laptop using a wireless connection?


A:wireless connection between laptop w/o base station

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I have an Old Microsoft wireless base station model MN-700. I lost the power supply. I know it is 12 v but I don't know if it is AC or DC. Can any one help me.

A:Old Microsoft wireless base station model MN-700


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