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Help for airport extreme/networking newbie

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Jun 23, 2006 12:04 PM
I have a G4 flat panel imac with no airport card and I just purchased a intel imac as well as a macbook, but have yet to receive them in the mail. I ordered a AEBS and tried to set up my G4 using an ethernet last night. I have a cable modem. I attached the output cable to my AEBS wan port and then connected an ethernet cable from the AEBS lan port directly to my computer and ran the set-up utility. And I was unable to get an internet connection to the AEBS unit. The instructions were'nt all that clear in the manual. When I hooked my cable modem back up to the G4 directly, all my isp and networking settings were messed up and I had to call comcast to have them reset everything. Can anyone offer any step by step proceedures for setting this up? Do I need to have an airport card installed on the G4 even if I'm using an ethernet cable? Will it help to wait for the new computers to arrive? I can answer any questions about my system or isp settings, etc. Thanks
imac G4 flat, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • iFelix Level 8 Level 8 (35,145 points)
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    Jun 23, 2006 1:43 PM (in response to dougfa)
    The cable modem has probably associated itself with the MAC address of the iMac.

    You need to blank the modem and then connect the AEBS.

    Turn off the cable modem for 30 minutes and then connect the AEBS, you may have to leave it longer or even overnight.
    rabbit
    iFelix
    G5 PowerMac Dual 2GHz G4 PowerBook 1.5GHz MacBook Pro 2Ghz Mac mini 1.5GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.6), iPod video, P910i, AEBS, AX, eyeTV, VAIO, Windows XP, 2000, TARDIS, Citroen C3
  • iFelix Level 8 Level 8 (35,145 points)
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    Jun 24, 2006 10:24 AM (in response to dougfa)
    After I set it up should I power down both the modem
    and the AEBS?


    Power both down.

    Also is there anything I need to know
    about where the AEBS station is placed in relation to
    the modem or computer. Last night when the AEBS was
    plugged in I got a clicking sound when I was on the
    phone and thought maybe there was some interference
    with the signal.


    If you have a cordless phone it may be on the same frequency (2.4GHz) as your AEBS, which means it will cause interference on both devices.

    You can try changing the channels on the AEBS, but you may find you either have to live with the interference or get a new phone.
    rabbit
    iFelix
    G5 PowerMac Dual 2GHz G4 PowerBook 1.5GHz MacBook Pro 2Ghz Mac mini 1.5GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.6), iPod video, P910i, AEBS, AX, eyeTV, VAIO, Windows XP, 2000, TARDIS, Citroen C3

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