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Live from G4

Wednesday, September 10th, 2003 · 2 Comments

Woohoo! This is my first post from the new PowerBook G4. The mouse and Airport Extreme card arrived yesterday, and the machine itself today. The LinkSys WRT54G wireless router I ordered from Amazon also arrived today. And so far, that’s where the only problem lies.

The router itself works great — got the desktop PC online in no time and am connected to the Internet via good ol’ RJ-45 right now. But for some reason, I can’t get the Airport to recognize the wireless network. Both are 802.11g, so what gives?

Sure, I’ve never configured a wireless network before, but I didn’t think it would be this much of a pain in the ass. But apparently I’m not the only one who’s run into this problem.

One of the solutions I found was to limit the transmission rate (TX setting) in the router configuration to 2 Mbps. No luck. Even using the AirPort Setup Assistant does no good. All I get is “No Networks Found.”

I’m hoping I didn’t buy the wrong router. I guess I should’ve researched it a bit more before buying. It’s just that my old Linksys worked just fine, so I assumed there wouldn’t be any issues with the wireless.

Tags: apple

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dave Reed // Sep 10, 2003 at 10:37 pm

    My girlfriend has been having a problem with her Mac notebook computer and getting Airport to work with their DSL connection. The SBC/Yahoo! people told her parents that, apparently, wireless things don’t work quite right in Jaguar (and, I assume, other flavors of Mac OS X).

    Kind of funny, given that Jaguar is basically a Unix OS. Good luck with that!

  • 2 Dave Reed // Sep 10, 2003 at 10:40 pm

    Forgot to mention: her problems are with MacOS 9.