Is this just a one-time affair in order for the wireless router to recognize each computer?
Here's our computers' information, and the router and modem:
Machines Modem and Router Info The Mac: OS X Version 10.4.11 Machine Name: Power Mac G5 Machine Model: PowerMac7,3 CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (3.1) Number Of CPUs: 2 CPU Speed: 2.7 GHz L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB Memory: 5.5 GB Bus Speed: 1.35 GHz Boot ROM Version: 5.2.4f1 ---------- Mine: Dell Optiplex GX260 System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 3 Intel Celeron CPU 2.20GHz 2.19, 512 MB of RAM Used space: 8.37 GB Free space: 27.8 GB ---------- Hers: Dell XPS 400 System: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3 Intel Pentium D CPU 2.80GHz 2.79 GHz, 300 GB of RAM Used space: 52.3 GB Free space: 91.6 GB ---------- Router: D-Link DIR-628 Rangebooster N Dual Band Router Plus, if important and/or valuable: D-Link DWA-160 XTreme N Dual Band USB Adapter Modem: ARRIS Touchstone Telephony Modem This is all the information I know to offer on this.
I did a wired home network some five years ago and can't tell you how I succeeded--I don't remember.
I'm going to try the CD first and if that fails I'd have to do it manually.
And even before I can do this I've got to get to her computer and replace the fan. It's the fan right in front that's making an "I'm about to die" something like a grinding noise. I've opened the case and see no way to get to that fan. Behind it is what looks like a solid box (power supply? I'm guessing.) that is in the way. If there's a way to get to that fan without removing that box I don't see it. And same with that box: I see no way to remove it. Actually it looks like something I shouldn't even try to remove.
So actually two major questions here:
The answer to the wireless question I'm looking for is that when finished the wireless router will be the only thing in our network that will be plugged into the wall; that all these cables in our wired network will be gone.
The answer to the fan question I took the liberty to throw in here. I've done the necessary searches here but since it resides in a specific computer model I haven't found it. I open our computers every four months and have been able to remove the dust on the fans, but this one although clean I think really needs replaced.
Much obliged if this post is looked at and taken seriously, in spite of the fact that I assume I ought to know the answer to the wireless question.
Edited by Robert Tracy, 01 April 2009 - 09:11 AM.