Amicuk Programming Answers

1-new slim imac, 1-new vista machine, 1-new airport extreme

2015-10-11   Views:0


so I've been searching around the threads here and it seems like everyone's problems deal with like not seeing a wireless connection or not being able to print or not being able to file share and you would think that my situation was pretty common; i

so I've been searching around the threads here and it seems like everyone's problems deal with like not seeing a wireless connection or not being able to print or not being able to file share and you would think that my situation was pretty common; if there is another thread about this please direct me and I apologize if I'm repeating a recent topic.
ok, so i'm setting up a small little network for my aunt, she has a brand new 20" imac slim, two vista machines and one xp laptop. i advised her of getting an airport extreme to share internet. the imac sees and connects to the airpot fine but with vista it does not. vista can clearly see the basestation but won't let me connect to it. i've used a simple WEP key to connect to the base station and basically used defaults for my setting, yes, i am using an "Equivalent Key" for the vista machines but vista just keeps telling me it is unable to connect due to an unknown error.
I've also tried to connect to the basestation with my little cousin's nintendo ds lites and it tells me that it "does not support this type of network security". i mean i just have WEP turned on, are there other settings on the basestation that i need to change? i'm new to the basestation i usually work with the airport express, the setting and stuff are different.
any ideas?
any and every post is much appreciated.

The replay answer
i reset the basestation and and installed the airport utility on the vista machine and through the vista machine set up the basestation. i still can not connect to the basestation if any sort of encryption is turned on but if the basestation is open then the vista pc connects fine. since it looks like wireless encryption isn't an option; is there a way that i can just keep the connection open and just use a MAC filter?
if they had cable internet it wouldn't be a bandwidth problem, but my aunt and uncle live in a somewhat rural area and they have to have satellite internet which means their download cap is around 17GB per month. if their neighbor knows and steals their bandwidth they'll hit 17GB in no time.
the basestation has the latest firmware and both imac and vista machines have airport utility installed but i still don't understand why i can't turn on wireless security and still have the vista machine connect.
i've tried using every encryption type possible and nothing will let the vista machine jump online; even the airport utility (on the vista machine) won't see the basestation when i turn on any sort wireless security.
thanks cloth542000 for your reply, does anyone have any ideas on what i should do?

Go to See the other 3 answers

1-new slim imac, 1-new vista machine, 1-new airport extreme

Category:DefaultRelease time:2015-10-11Views:130

so I've been searching around the threads here and it seems like everyone's problems deal with like not seeing a wireless connection or not being able to print or not being able to file share and you would think that my situation was pretty common; i[More]

Setup for an iMac G5, a MacBook Pro, and an AirPort Extreme

Category:DefaultRelease time:-0001-11-30Views:130

Any experience I've had with computers was in the early 80s, yes, it is very sad. I purchased a G5, the laptop, and the AirPort and have been able to set everything up and get everything going. Just amazing. I've only run into one issue. I have acces[More]

I Can't Backup to time machine through my airport extreme.

Category:DefaultRelease time:-0001-11-30Views:130

I Have recently paritioned by backup disks into two separate partitions and i now have the nice view of time machine because i switched to the GUID format. However, now i cannot backup to time machine through my airport extreme. Please help, it is ve[More]

Used Time Machine (USB) to Airport Extreme

Category:DefaultRelease time:-0001-11-30Views:130

Hi, Last year, I set up a 1TB external hard-drive as my Time Machine... It all worked perfectly. Currently it has over 600GB worth of stuff on it. My macbook has a hard-drive of 320gb. I recently bought a used Airport Extreme (A1354) and want to conn[More]

Windows Vista not working on Airport Extreme network

Category:DefaultRelease time:-0001-11-30Views:130

We had an old airport, and the windows vista computer could connect just fine, no problems. We recently got an Airport Extreme to add networked printing, and now the Windows Vista computer cannot connect. Anyone know why or how to fix this? Thanks! W[More]

Time Machine, Hard Drive, AirPort Extreme, and possible damage?

Category:DefaultRelease time:2015-10-11Views:130

I plugged in an external HD to my AirPort Extreme (gigabit) base station today and started a Time Machine backup to it. After about 8 hours, I had transferred only 12 gigs of my 46 and ended up stopping it. I realize only the initial backup should ta[More]

Can two macs use same disk for Time Machine backup with Airport Extreme?

Category:DefaultRelease time:2015-10-11Views:130

Hi I use a Western Digital disk as a wireless Time Machine backup connected to the USB port on my Airport Extreme and it works great. My question is: can my girlfriend use that same disk for Time Machine backup from HER computer too? (I don't mind fo[More]

Time Machine disk and Airport Extreme issues

Category:DefaultRelease time:2015-10-11Views:130

I have a portable USB drive I use as my Time Machine disk. It works great, but only when I manually mount the disk. I recently got an Airport Extreme, which allows me to mount a disk off of it. So, I figure I'll mount my USB Time Machine disk there s[More]

Can i use time machine with a airport extreme and a external hard drive

Category:DefaultRelease time:2015-10-11Views:130

I have connected a hard drive to my airport extreme. Now i would like to use time machine to back up my computers, and would like to do this on the hard drive which is connected to my airport extreme. Next step is that i would like to be able to appr[More]

Help: Set up Time Machine Drive with Airport Extreme

Category:DefaultRelease time:-0001-11-30Views:130

I've read a few posts on this topic, none of which addressed my specific issue, but all of which stated that this functionality is not officially supported. I really hope this is not true because I bought my Airport Extreme and Hard Drive based on nu[More]

20" iMac g4 won't boot after installing airport extreme card

Category:DefaultRelease time:-0001-11-30Views:130 This document shows a card that looks different from my card. The antenna is in the center in the picture and my card has the antenna to the side. The card seem a little smaller than the slot but i[More]

I want to be able to use internet on my PC laptop (or any wi-fi capable device) with my 4S as the wi-fi hotspot. The laptop I'm using (Windows XP) sees my phone and connects to it (with full connectivity) but web pages won't load (there doesn't seem [More]
HI we have a dr setup but the standby is provided archives through an application not the datagaurd. So for applying application patch I cant switchover the database. I have to shutdown the primary database and apply failover to the standby database [More]
everytime i open itunes i get this message "Itunes has detected an ipod in recovery mode. you must restore this ipod befored it can be used by itunes" everytime i tried to restore i always get an how am i suppose to connect it? and i [More]
Hi, I am updating the status of Product in CRM using BADI - PRODUCT_CUSTOMER2 (R3_TO_CRM_MATERIAL). This happend when the status is updated in ECC (MM02). Now the problem is, I want to debug this BADI, when the material is updated in MM02. Could you [More]
Hi all Iam new to SAP HR Security and trying to learn on this I started create the Personnel master record using PA40, but in that iam not able to see the Action type list in my screen. Do i need to do any setting at any tcode for getting this done r [More]
hello friends iam working as an abap consultant as a fresher, so iam having doubts on reports basing on for all entries. material, sales, purchase tables are there for all these i have created internal tables for each and finally i have created one f [More]
I received an email saying I'll be debited for further use of PDFexport. Is this a real? Or from hackers? As I also had a letter in the post saying all my details had been stolen from Adobe. What is going on? And if it is real - how do i stop it?Best [More]
Is anyone else having problems setting their thermostate schedule? I get an error message that the system was unavailable. I am getting really frustrated that I can't rely on this system. I have invested alot of money in everything, and it doesn't se [More]
Ok , Can I get the VPN program into my iPhone 5s at the Apple Store.Try to get this service program in my iPhone 5s.Read other 2 answers [More]
I have installed orcale database Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 but it still give me an error for the operting system and service pack, even I try to by pass this by checking the box as user verification but it stops the installation at 70%. Pleas [More]