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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:32 pm    Post subject: Connceting to a BT Voyager 2100 Router Reply with quote

Hi,
Just got a Mac Mini, and I am unable to connect to my network using Airport Extreme. I am using a BT Voyager 2100 Router, on a closed network, but I have enabled my MAC address to see the network...any way I can get it working? It just doesn't seem to be connecting.
I am running OSX10.4
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Connceting to a BT Voyager 2100 Router Reply with quote

panoramical wrote:
Hi,
Just got a Mac Mini, and I am unable to connect to my network using Airport Extreme. I am using a BT Voyager 2100 Router, on a closed network, but I have enabled my MAC address to see the network...any way I can get it working? It just doesn't seem to be connecting.
I am running OSX10.4

If you can hook the mini to the router through the ethernet port and see if everything is working that way.

As fort the wireless when I am having trouble the best way is to lessen restrictictions and then turn them back on. If you are not broadcasting your ssid start there, then remove MAC filtering, and then encryption. It would also be best if you can get connected at least in the same room as the wireless access point to rule out any interference.

When rolling back security measures do them one at a time and as soon as it connects re-enable them one at a time.

Good luck
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you're trying to connect using your Airport Express to your wireless router? Can you see the network SSID on your Mini? Is anything else hooked up to the router or you're sure that it's broadcasting? If you can connect, what's it say after you try to connect.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
I removed all features that could potentially block my Mini.
So, now it connects. It connects perfectly, but firstly, ALL the other computers are knocked off the network, and the internet doesn't even work on my mini...
Thanks in advance for your help.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

panoramical wrote:
Hi,
I removed all features that could potentially block my Mini.
So, now it connects. It connects perfectly, but firstly, ALL the other computers are knocked off the network, and the internet doesn't even work on my mini...
Thanks in advance for your help.

At one windows machine, reset the connection so that it does not use encryption and check conectivity.

At the mini, can you access the routers configuration page? If so check and make sure you did not shut off NAT or the DHCP server.

If you jot down or make print screens of all your settings, it may be best to reconfigure the router from scratch by resetting to factory defaults. Next connect all computers without any encryption or filtering and allow ssid to be broadcast.

If the all connect start securig the router by MAC address, then encryption, and then turn off ssid broadcast. At each step check each computer.

As extra security it would be a good time to change passwords and ssid.
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