2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 26, 2012 2:45 PM by romad
romad Level 3 Level 3 (590 points)

I replaced my old AirPort 802.11 b/g Extreme base station with a new AirPort 802.11 b/g/n Express base station. Now while my iMac G5 ALS can connect to my network, my G4 can't. Any ideas?

  • 1. Re: iMac G4 can't find network after router upgrade.
    Rambling Joe Level 2 Level 2 (280 points)

    Make sure the AirPort Extreme Base Station is set to use a channel between 1 and 11.  Try forcing it to use channel 6.  If that doesn't wrok, make sure the base station is set to allow 'b' connections.

     

    Good luck.

  • 2. Re: iMac G4 can't find network after router upgrade.
    romad Level 3 Level 3 (590 points)

    Well, that was a disaster. The AirPort Express was apparently set to channel 6 and was set to something called "802.11a/n - 802.11 b/g (Automatic)"  There was a couple of other options, one of which was the same but without the (Automatic) in the name. When I tried to change to that one, the Express stopped accepting my password, and then AirPort Utility stopped seeing the Express at all.

     

    The Final Solution: Remove the Express 802.11a/b/g/n altogether and reinstate the Extreme 802.11 b/g "Mother Ship" router. I guess the Express is now bricked.