This entry is about Airport base station.
Airport Express,Airport Extreme and Time Capsule are wireless router called AirPort Base Station.If you have these, you can connect to the Internet on Wi-Fi. It’s easy to setup and use.Before use the AirPort Base Station,you have to set it.
AirPort Utillity has some versions. This entry uses AirPort Utillity 6.1. AirPort Utillity 6.1 works Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3, or later. If you use Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard, AirPort Utility 5.6.1 for Leopard/Snow Leopard
If you need AirPort Utillity 6.1, you can download at Apple’s web site. Install AirPort Utility 6.1 for Mac.
Start to configure AirPort Base Station
Plug the ethernet cable to AirPort Base Station’s WAN port from modem or data service unit (DSU).
Plug the power cable
Control your Mac
Open AirPort Utility.app from the /Applications/Utilities folder.
The AirPort Utility.app can open from Launchpad.app, too.
It sometimes happens that-when your Mac catches AirPort Base station Wi-Fi waves,AirPort Base station icon appear on your AirPort Utillity.
Launched AirPort Utility.app.
Click your AirPort Base station icon and click Edit
Base Station tab
Base Station tab sets your AirPort Base station name and password.
Base Station Name is necessary to distinguish between AirPort Base Station and other Base Station. Type your AirPort Base Station’s name on configured network.
Base Station Password is your AirPort Base station password. It needs open or set up this Base Station on AirPort Utillity.
Select the Remember this password in my keychain checkbox to save the password in Keycain Access.
Internet tab sets configure mode on AirPort Base Station
Connect Using : Select the one DHCP or Static or PPPoE.If your internet line needs PPPoE, you select PPPoE.
In this entry uses PPPoE.
IPv4 address: Global IP address of obtained from internet service provider.
Enter your username in the field labeled “Account Name” and “Password”. These are provided to the internet service provider.
Wireless tab sets Wireless Netword Name (SSID),Wireless Security and other.
Network Mode: Select Create a wireless network and enter it.
Wireless Network Name: Wi-Fi network name.
Wireless Security: Select WPA/WPA2 Personal.
Wireless Password: Create Wi-Fi network password and enter it.
Network tab sets Router mode. It has set the PPPoE in the Internet tab, so it sets nothing.