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    How to:Airport wrk w Symbl Spectrum24 AP

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    by scminter ·

    How can I get an airport card to work with a Symbol Spectrum24 Access Point?

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    • #2744460

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      by scminter ·

      In reply to How to:Airport wrk w Symbl Spectrum24 AP

      Point value changed by question poster.

    • #2743877

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      by lyon_bleu ·

      In reply to How to:Airport wrk w Symbl Spectrum24 AP

      If the card itself is functioning, it should automatically detect
      any IEEE 802.11b activity in the neighborhood. How to verify
      and log on to the network varies by OS. Under OS X 10.2 it’s a
      relatively simple matter to set up a location from the Apple
      Menu and then the login ID and pass with the Internet Connect
      panel which can be found in the Airport Menu on the main
      Menu Bar at the top of the screen. Under OS 9 it involves the
      Remote Access [ARA] control panel and the procedure is
      detailed in the Mac OS Help Center.

      There was an issue with some of the G4 PowerBooks where the
      titanium case interfered with the WiFi card and an external
      antenna was helpful. So far, mine hasn’t needed one, but that
      could be a factor.

      HTH.

      • #2743856

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        by scminter ·

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        My problem is that the airport card is not picking up the spectrum24 at all. I can stand right beside the antenna and still can’t “see” it.

    • #2743814

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      by lyon_bleu ·

      In reply to How to:Airport wrk w Symbl Spectrum24 AP

      In that case, the card is faulty or improperly installed. Are you
      able to access any other WiFi points with that computer? Please
      clarify which cpu and OS so we can make further trouble
      shooting suggestions.

    • #2680159

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      by tilsharic ·

      In reply to How to:Airport wrk w Symbl Spectrum24 AP

      A few trouble shooting steps that may help
      1: check on the Access Point to make sure that it is broadcasting the SSID. This may be why it doesn’t show up. You can either set it up to broadcast the SSID (not recommended) or manually enter the SSID into the airport card.
      2: If you have WEP enabled on the Access Point (please say you do) you may have to put a $ infront of the wep key on the airport card.

    • #2685674

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      by jdbruine ·

      In reply to How to:Airport wrk w Symbl Spectrum24 AP

      If you checked the box: make a closed network. The network won’t show. If you uncheck that box the network can be seen.

    • #2685655

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      by overmod ·

      In reply to How to:Airport wrk w Symbl Spectrum24 AP

      Scott:

      What are the stats on the machine you’re trying to
      connect with, including the specific Airport software
      settings? Might also be nice to have the Symbol’s
      firmware version and settings, if you can access
      them.

      I’m not directly familiar with this WAP, but I installed a
      Linksys 4-port switch/router with wireless, and all my
      Airports found the thing immediately *once all the
      SSIDs were set to match.* That indicates, to me,
      that you have a configuration issue of some kind.

      I presume at the outset that:

      1) you’ve actually connected to networks, or other
      computers, via this Airport-card setup already, and

      2) you’ve actually connected (with at least one
      machine) through the Symbol WAP successfully.

      The issue is almost certainly not related to signal
      strength, wireless pattern, etc. I’d strongly suspect
      WEP configuration issues. If you have appropriate
      security permission, temporarily turn off WEP on both
      the Apple and the Symbol, be sure the SSIDs on both
      devices match, and (as suggested) be sure the
      internal-network is NOT selected on the Apple (a
      surprisingly-frequent cause of failure to connect!)

      BTW, I’ve seen at least 3 people trying to connect to
      (ostensibly) promiscuous wireless LANs whose only
      problem was they had a checkmark in that little box
      … it was a delight to watch their faces when they
      connected quickly once it was unchecked…

      If for some reason you like running peer-to-peer or
      ad-hoc Airport connections between computers,
      consider setting up different locations with
      appropriate settings. That’s more complicated than
      just checking and unchecking the little box, of
      course, but it’s more elegant, if you’re one of us
      Connecticut Yankee types who spend 30 hours
      doing something to save 15 seconds of time or
      eliminate an irritating 5-second activity… ;-}

      Will try to access tech information on the Symbol in
      the meantime.

      • #2686667

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        by overmod ·

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        Symbol has information on the 4111 to 4131 on the
        Web. Nothing I have read there indicates it won’t
        work correctly, and automatically, with an AirPort
        card. That indicates to me that you have a
        configuration problem somewhere on the Symbol.
        The default Web address to access the Symbol’s
        internal user interface is given as 10.1.1.1

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