Setting up the AirPort Base Station
The Base Station lets your Macintosh to route all Internet packets to other Macs connected to it by the AirPort protocol! It will also route packets to any Ethernet connected Macintosh or IBM PC.
Tip: When using Mac OS X as a client it likes your Mac OS 9 Software Base Station to use verison 2.02 or higher.
- Load the AirPort 1.2 Update (Reboot the Macintosh if necessary).
- Open the AirPort Setup Assistant Application
- Select "Set up an AirPort Base Station
- Tell the setup assistant if you have an Internet connection already setup on this Mac.
Click on the Yes button - otherwise clicking No will load the Internet Setup Assistant
- The picture below shows an existing network name, if this is the first time - it will connect to the Base Station automatically.
- Setup the Internet Access portion
- Click on Show Details- Enter the Internet logon name, password, and phone number.
- Enter the Network name and password - this is the name other Macs will see.
- Leave the password blank if you are setting up any IBM PC to connect.
- Enter the Base Station password to prevent anyone to make changes - you can leave this blank.
- Click "Go Ahead" and prepare for your new AirPort network!
- Connect any wires to the Base Station (in back)
(from left) Phone jack, Power cable, Ethernet jack.
Any Macintosh clients can load the AirPort Setup Assistant and select "Set up your computer to join an existing wireless network".
Network Experience: gYounk is a Network+ Certified Professional (2002 edition which covers AppleTalk and wireless), Microsoft Certified Professional in Windows NT Server 4.0 (1999) & Windows 2000 Server (2001), and a Certified NetWare Administrator (1996) - using a Macintosh & PC mixed network since 1986, at work and at home.
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