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Strawberry iMac and WiFi

by GordonJ / September 16, 2004 11:08 PM PDT

I have a Strawberry iMac and an Airport base station. Can they be used to access an existing 802.11b WiFi network? If so, how? I have tried by hooking up the Airport to the iMac with a standard ethernet cable (CAT5E) but I can't see any signal on the iMac. The middle light glows a steady green. The outer two lights are off.

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Re: Strawberry iMac and WiFi
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 16, 2004 11:22 PM PDT

I can't offer any support, but I do know that I've used a DWL-900AP+ in its WIRELESS CLIENT mode to connect to many ethernet devices. Mostly Linux machines. Why? because I just wanted it to work as if it was connected to the LAN which had the wifi router.

My bet? You need to configure what you have to be a WIRELESS CLIENT to talk to the other Airport.

Bob

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Re: Strawberry iMac and WiFi
by sftaxigirl / September 17, 2004 2:27 AM PDT

Do you have the airport soft ware on your iMac?

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Re: Strawberry iMac and WiFi
by GordonJ / September 23, 2004 11:18 PM PDT

Yes. Both the Airport Admin Utilty and the Airport Setup Assisstant.

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