Connecting AirPort Extreme to WIN ME (wired) and to Apple G4 wireless
Posted on 2004-09-29
I've never dealt with an AirPort Extreme. I'm trying to connect this device to a cable modem and then to a WIN ME system via CAT 5 and to an Apple G4 wirelessly. The ME system has a Belkin NIC card installed and works OK when connected to the cable modem. However, when attempting to use the AirPort Extreme by plugging the WAN cable into the AirPort Extreme and using a CAT 5 cable from the AirPort to the ME system, I do not get a connection nor does the G4 connect. I think I need some software to configure the AirPort to the systems. I found a Windows Administration module on Apple's site but it appears that it is only for Win 2000 or XP. My asumption is that this 8MB download would not work on an ME system. Do any of you know whether or not that is true? I do have a CD for the Apple system. Do any of you Apple experts know if this configuration (Apple and Win ME) will work? They do not need to talk to each other just to the modem and web. If it will work, how do you suggest I go about setting it up? Should I start with the Apple system side and try to get it connected to the AirPort first? Can this setup be done wirelessly? If I get the Apple to connect, what if anything can be done to connect the ME system...again using a CAT 5 cable? If we scratch this configuration entirely and purchase a Linksys wireless router, will the Apple device connect to it OK? Sorry for the numerous questions. Your help is appreciated.