4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2013 9:51 AM by Bob Timmons
rodster911 Level 1 Level 1

Hi, I have an airport extreme base station and a mac pro tower without a airport card. My internet wireless router is a great distance from my computer so I can't connect the base station directly to the router. I've attached the airport extreme base station to the tower via an ethernet cable, the base station seems to be wirelessly connected to the home network but the browser is showing "not connected".

 

Please help.

 

Thanks

  • Tesserax Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.wireless
    Wireless

    Unless your Internet wireless router is another AirPort base station, you will not be able to use the AirPort Extreme as a wireless Ethernet bridge for your Mac Pro. If it is, then you can configure the Extreme to extend is wireless network. In this configuration, the Extreme's Ethernet ports will be enabled for Internet connectivity.

  • rodster911 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for your response. My Router is a Thompson wifi router supplied by our provider. Shouldn't the Airport base station be able to connect to it wirelessly? there must be a way! My old G5 tower is using an Netgear USB wifi connector an works fine. Thanks again.

  • Tesserax Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.wireless
    Wireless

    Sorry, but the answer is no. At least not with the Extreme base station. However, you could configure a 802.11n AirPort Express base station to perform this role.

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10

    Shouldn't the Airport base station be able to connect to it wirelessly?

    It might be possible, but the Ethernet ports on the AirPort Extreme would not be enabled, even if it did connect to the Thompson' WiFi signal.

     

    As Tesserax notes, among the Apple routers, only the 802.11n versions of the AirPort Express have the capability to "join" a wireless network with the Ethernet port being enabled.