3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 11, 2011 5:14 PM by doc-dix
AdeP Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi - I am a recent apple convert and as such new to all things mac. My current setup is sky broadband, net gear router, w7 notebook, ipad2 and mac mini. My mac mini is in the studio at the bottom of the Garden and currently has no signal. I am trying to extend the signal using an airport extreme but keep falling at the first hurdle. Connecting the sky router by Ethernet to Airport and trying to setup via utility has got me stumped, the unit just flashes orange. In essence what I am trying to achieve is a network off the sky router through airport that enables all my units to work wirelessly and attach a wireless printer and USB hard drive. Is this going to be achievable or have I wasted my money on the airport extreme unit?

 

Any help or guidance greatly received.

 

Thanks

 

AdeP


iPad 2
  • doc-dix Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi,

    I am a bit confused so Let me ask a question first. Are you connecting your AEB to your cable modem via ethernet or are you trying to connect the AEB to your Netgear router? If you connect the cable modem directly to your AEB that should be fairly straight forward and the Airport utility in your Macmini should be able to set you up quite nicely. Currently, I have a DSL modem connected to my AEB and feeds everything in the house.

  • AdeP Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi - thanks for your reply. I have my sky (netgear) broadband router connected to the telephone/broadband point. I have then attached an ethernet cable from the router to the wan port on the back of the airport extreme. When I log into the airport utility it recognises the AEB but it just flashes orange which is where I am stuck.

  • doc-dix Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    AdeP wrote:

     

    Hi - thanks for your reply. I have my sky (netgear) broadband router connected to the telephone/broadband point. I have then attached an ethernet cable from the router to the wan port on the back of the airport extreme. When I log into the airport utility it recognises the AEB but it just flashes orange which is where I am stuck.

    You mean the Netgear is a broadband modem and router?  If that is the case try disabling the Sky broadband router function as it is not compatible with the AEB. If your router is a wireless router, you will have to disable this function then see if you can connect. If your modem is separate from the router, you have to connect directly to the ethernet port of the modem and skip the Netgear router all together.