Connecting a HP Laptop to my AirPort Base Station
Posted on 2004-03-21
I am a MAC based home network, with a (1) HP Laptop (Wife’s) Notebook running XP Pro.
I have a Linksys wireless router (128 bit WEP) connected in the "WAR ROOM" to the cable modem, and have run cat5 to the other end of the house (Family Room) and have a Airport Extreme Base Station (Firmware- v 5.3) (128 bit WEP) connected to the Lan port, I am using Cox cable as my internet provider.
I can connect "WIRELESS" my 15" PowerBook G4, all day long to either router.
HERE IS THE ?.
The HP will connect to the Linksys. ANYWHERE.
But "WILL" only connect to the Airport Base Station if I disable any and ALL security. I have gone into the Airport Admin utility, clicked on Password at the top, and gotten the "Hex equivalent password (WEP key)"
entered it where it needs to be on the HP and results are well lets just say "NOT GOOD". I would love to resolve this issue so that we both can use the higher speeds of the Airport and the USB printer I Plan on attaching to the Airport.
Thanks to any and all that have the interest to assist.