2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2007 2:24 PM by Andrew Alonso
Andrew Alonso Level 1 Level 1
My problem is several-fold, but maybe can be solved with one solution. I don't know.

I just bought an AEBS and tried setting it up to use with my desktop G4 and my roommates Dell laptop. I seemed to set my mac up with no problem, but my roommate's Dell can't access the internet, yet it can 'see' and connect to the AEBS.

But here's the kicker. The AEBS is blinking amber, which would tell me that I shouldn't be able to access the internet with my mac. I checked and, yes, I'm definitely connected to my AEBS and not to some nearby wireless router.

What the heck is going on?
  • Bruce Thomson Level 6 Level 6
    It is likely that the AEBS(n) is blinking Amber because you have NOT implemented any form of Wireless Security and the AEBS(n) is annoyed at your laissez-faire security policy.

    You really should implement either WEP (TSN) or WPA/WPA2. Use WPA/WPA2 unless the least robust security method available to you is WEP on your roommate's Dell laptop. If WEP, use WEP (TSN) and specify a 13 ASCII character (exactly 13) password.
  • Andrew Alonso Level 1 Level 1

    I had definitely implemented a strict "security policy" from the beginning.

    That seems to have nothing to do with my problem.