4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2010 9:40 AM by AudioBlaster
dcoblentz9999 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hello

I apologize in advance, as I am new to Mac technology.

Equipment involved

1. Black Mac book (mid 2007)
2. Airport Extreme (2007)
3. Windows XP PC (service Pack 3)
4. DSL Internet service

First off, the Mac book and the Airport extreme work great. When I plug the DSL modem into the LAN/WAN port on the back of the Airport extreme, the solid green light comes on and I can easily access the internet on the Mac book via the wireless connection (this was all set up previously by another party when the Mac book and the Airport extreme were first purchased in 2007)

The problem I am having is when I try to use one of the wired Ethernet ports on the back of the Airport extreme to connect to a windows based PC (windows XP Service Pack 3)

My windows PC is unable to connect to the internet when plugged into one of the Ethernet ports on the back of the Mac Airport Extreme. (windows reports no internet connection)

If I plug the DSL modem directly into the windows PC, I can access the internet with no problem, so I think the windows based PC is properly set up to use a wired broadband connection.

1. Are the Ethernet ports on the back of the Airport Extreme automatically live? or do they have to be turned on in some way?
2. Do I need to install any Mac software on the windows based PC to use a wired connection from the Airport Extreme?
3. Is what I am trying to do even possible? (use the Airport Extreme both wirelessly with a Mac book and via a wired connection with a windows based PC simultaneously)

I hope adding a wired PC to an Airport Extreme is easy and I do not have to mess with the existing wireless connection as it already works great and I don’t want to mess it up.

Thank you

Black Mac Book