I just bought a MBP. If I get an Airport Extreme, how do I get my PC's (wirelessly connected) to connect to the Aiport Extreme?

I just bought a Macbook Pro about a week ago. My Netgear router wont connect to it, and I bought a Linksys router which I'm having trouble with also (might ask my uncle for help).. Anyway, if I bought a Airport Extreme, how would I get it to connect on 3 PC's? (1 laptop, and 2 desktops with adapters)

  • Asked by Nicholas M from Hicksville
  • Nov 14, 2009
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  • Not sure why your having trouble connecting wirlessly with your new MacBook Pro, but it's relatively easy to connect various computers/devices to an Airport Extreme.

    You'd connect your modem to the Airport Extreme via an Ethernet cable, and from your MacBook Pro, you would use Airport Utility to setup and configure the Airport Extreme. (The Airport Utility can be found in the Utilities folder) Once you specify a name for your network, and an encryption method and password if you wished, you'd enter that information when connecting from your PCs.

    I strongly advise setting up any wireless router with encryption to keep your network and the computers/devices connected to it protected.

    • Answered by Christopher M from Burlington
    • Nov 19, 2009