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4545 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 31, 2010 8:05 AM by JMVP
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2010 7:41 PM (in response to Jeff A.)Hi,
Have you checked out the Airport forum. I think that is more suited to your problem than it being an eMac thing.
Even if you don't have an Airport Extreme, the networking people over there are very knowledgeable.
Also you could tell them the things you have already tried, to save going over old ground.
Message was edited by: roamiMac (20" 08) eMac (ATI) iBook (G4) 10.3, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2010 8:05 AM (in response to Jeff A.)roam was referring to the Airport/Airport Extreme card the eMac needs to connect to any WiFi signal, not to any of the Airport Base Station models.
What eMac model do you have? That determines if you use Airport or Airport Extreme. You can also check System Profiler (Apple Menu / About This Mac / More Info button) under the Network heading. If you don't see an Airport card in System Profiler, you'll need an Airport or Airport Extreme card (the latter in particular being hard to find nowadays) or a WiFi-Ethernet bridge device. There are a number of threads in theeMac area on where to find Airport cards or bridge adapters.
Check System Preferences / Network / Show Airport. Check the box to show Airport status in the menubar, then click the menubar icon. Is Airport on? Do you have bars indicating signal strength? Back in the Network system preference window, does your Verizon router show up in the list of available networks?
If Airport is turned on and your router selected as the network, click the TCP/IP button and check the settings. You'd typically use the configure option "using DHCP" unless Verizon instructed you otherwise.
A further thought: if you have an Airport card, I believe you're limited to using WEP encryption, not the WPA more usual today. You may need to configure the router to use WEP instead of WPA. You could also temporarily turn encryption off on the router to establish that you can connect to it, then turn password protection back on.eMac 700MHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 640MB RAM ABS Snow LaCie D2 HD; AL iMac 10.4.11 2 GB RAM; LaCie D2 DVD-RW