[Cialug] RE: OS X Airport setup ? (OT) Sorry

albus albus at iowaconnect.com
Fri Oct 5 16:31:10 CDT 2007

I was looking for a simple how-to setup for OS X.x
to get the wireless up and running. To send to the outlaw
so he can print it and just give a copy to the Mac users that
haven't a clue on wireless setup.

Stupid Question. If it's not called Airport why do they have Airport in the menu bar for it?

What do they call it? Maybe that's why I'm not finding
a simple how-to.

I don't know why it is, but it seems like the more people
I find that have a Mac don't have a clue how to do much
with them but surf and email. And maybe art work.

It's not that hard at least for me to get it working on the ones
I've dealt with and I DON'T have a clue with Mac OS anything.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Davis" <bill.davis at gmail.com>
To: "Central Iowa Linux Users Group" <cialug at cialug.org>
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: [Cialug] RE: OS X Airport setup ? (OT) Sorry

> Albus -
> Can you give me more detail about what you're trying to do?  There's  
> no such thing as "OS X Airport".    AirPort is the WiFi basestation  
> product line from Apple; there are several models.  They also sell  
> AirPort cards (I think; the cards come built into all Macs these  
> days, so they may not be purchasable separately except as a service  
> part....that's what a friend of mine did to upgrade to WiFi "N" on  
> his older MacBook that just supported WiFi A/B/G in fact.)
> Are you setting up a non-Mac laptop to access an AirPort  
> basestation?   It's just a WiFi basestation so you can access the way  
> you would any other company's WiFi basestation.    I can't tell you  
> how to do that under Linux, because I don't use Linux (I use OS X for  
> my Unixy needs..;-).
> Or if you are setting up the WiFi on an Apple laptop, it will help  
> you set that up when you first start it up out of the box if there is  
> one around.  If not, go to Apple menu in the upper left corner, pull  
> down the menu and select "System Preferences".   In the System  
> Preferences window that will appear, find and click the "Network"  
> icon.   When the Network preferences screen appears, click the  
> "Assist Me" button.
> Use the online help for more info; after starting your Mac, make sure  
> it says "Finder" next to the Apple menu at the upper left corner.   
> Pull down the "Help" menu and pick "Mac Help".  In the Mac Help  
> window search field in the upper right corner, type "airport" and  
> press RETURN.
> Also, from the "Popular How-Tos" on Apple' support site  
> (www.apple.com/support):
> http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303595
> There are instructions in PDF format provided on the CD that comes  
> with the AirPort basestation too, or you can download them from the  
> Support section of Apple's web site at www.apple.com/support/manuals/
> Let me know if you need further help.   (Or if you're accessing from  
> a Linux machine, what you have to do to access it....I plan to set up  
> Linux under Virtualization on my Mac some day soon and may need help  
> myself....)
>  - Bill
> (By the way....it's "Mac" as in "Macintosh" not "MAC" as in Media  
> Access Control layer....it's not an acronym like "IBM".  Sorry, pet  
> peeve... )
> On Oct 5, 2007, at 1:22 PM, albus wrote:
>> Do any of the MAC users on the list have a link to a howto set the  
>> OS X
>> airport up on the laptops?
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