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Question: Apple Express bridge Suggestions for iMac G4 "lampshade" USB1.1 or Ethernet OSX 10.4 Tiger wifi adapter?

Suggestions for iMac G4 "lampshade" USB1.1 or Ethernet OSX 10.4 Tiger wifi adapter/bridge?

The original Apple Airport card does not work with modern non-Apple wifi (WEP2, etc.)

I have 2 older Apple airport express, an old Apple airport Extreem (integrated modem) and a newer AirPort Extreme, all in the closet. The wireless router I'm using is a Huawei that is in another part of the house that I don't have physical access too because I'm a tenant. I can, however, access the modem settings via its wifi web browser.

Are any of the Apple Airport devices I listed of any help so that I can connect my iMac G4 "lampshade" to modern wifi?

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Depending on your screen resolution, you may need to click the Load More Results button to show AirPort Utility 5.3.2 for Tiger.

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Nov 15, 2017 7:31 AM in response to LaPastenague In response to LaPastenague

No, nothing worked.. even with no security on a Huawei HG658 I happen to keep handy for testing.. nothing.


It just did not seem to be able to join the wireless network..

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Nov 19, 2017 1:27 PM in response to dgd In response to dgd

What does WDS do in my case?

WDS is old fashioned way to get AP's to join each other. If it was available you can join an older model Express or Extreme to WDS.


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I also checked the manual for the Huawei and no goodness there.. but I suggest you have a couple more tries using the Express.. mine is simply not giving me any ethernet connection.. which does not make sense.


I think you should try using WPA1 security on the Huawei or even test briefly with no security at all.. just so you know it is not security incompatibility.


I am sure another brand wireless bridge will work.. but you will have to spend some money.

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Nov 15, 2017 12:27 AM in response to dgd In response to dgd

Wireless bridge is the best way to go.


Unfortunately I doubt any of your old equipment is going to work.


The airport extreme does not include a wireless bridge mode.. only the express.. but I found it didn't work to my newer equipment..


Could you plug your airport directly into the HuaWei router by ethernet in whatever location it is in.. or would that not be allowed??


Let me try using a few little tricks.

Nov 15, 2017 12:27 AM

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Nov 15, 2017 7:31 AM in response to LaPastenague In response to LaPastenague

No, nothing worked.. even with no security on a Huawei HG658 I happen to keep handy for testing.. nothing.


It just did not seem to be able to join the wireless network..

Nov 15, 2017 7:31 AM

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Nov 15, 2017 2:05 PM in response to dgd In response to dgd

You will need to buy a newer airport express or a different brand wireless bridge.. I usually look at TP-Link for cheaper end reasonable stuff. A lot of their routers will do WDS and bridge modes as well.


When you say you can access the Huawei via its webgui.. does it have a WDS setting??

What model is it exactly??


Turning that on might not make you popular in the household.. so it would be best not to upset the Landed LORD in his domain.


But they might not care or bother about it.. once you have WDS various possibles arise.

Nov 15, 2017 2:05 PM

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Nov 19, 2017 1:27 PM in response to dgd In response to dgd

What does WDS do in my case?

WDS is old fashioned way to get AP's to join each other. If it was available you can join an older model Express or Extreme to WDS.


User uploaded file


I also checked the manual for the Huawei and no goodness there.. but I suggest you have a couple more tries using the Express.. mine is simply not giving me any ethernet connection.. which does not make sense.


I think you should try using WPA1 security on the Huawei or even test briefly with no security at all.. just so you know it is not security incompatibility.


I am sure another brand wireless bridge will work.. but you will have to spend some money.

Nov 19, 2017 1:27 PM

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Nov 20, 2017 9:48 AM in response to dgd In response to dgd

A symptom of a failing AirPort Express. If you have the older A1084 version of the Express, the product is at least 10 years old and likely older.


The average useful life of this model was about 4-5 years, so you have had amazingly good luck with the Express.

Nov 20, 2017 9:48 AM

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