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AirPort Setup Assistant for OS X: Dial Up and DSL

AirPort Setup Assistant for OS X: Dial Up
To configure the AirPort Setup Assistant for dialup under OS X follow the walkthrough below.
We will cover a first time setup below. Additional configurations can also be done via the Airport Admin Utility.
 
From the Finder window located in the Dock, select the Harddrive hosting OS X.
If you note the window, you will see on the Finder Toolbar, near the left side, a View menu image depicting three different states for navigating the computer. Icon view, denoted by four little squares, List View, denoted by descending horizontal lines, and Explorer View. Explorer View, much like the Windows Explorer menu style lists file structure allowing the user to visually follow the path they are taking. This view is denoted on the View icon by four columns attached sided by side. This view will likely be the easiest to navigate.
From the Harddrive pane select Applications, next select the Utilities folder and then double click the AirPort Setup Assistant.
 

Once the AirPort Setup Assistant launches you will be prompted to select what you would like to do. For our purposes select Set up an AirPort Base Station and click continue.
 
Next Select the method by which you will be connecting your AirPort. Here we are selecting a POTS method, (Plain Old Telephone System) though LAN, Cable/ DSL using static IP or DHCP or Cable/ DSL using PPPoE via Ethernet could also be an option. We will cover the Cable/ DSL/PPPoE method further on.
 
Fill out all of the information requested. Username (Complete Email address of the user), Password to access the Logon Account, POP number being dialed into, Name server address numbers (DNS), separate multiple DNS with a comma ( , ) and a space, Domain name (DSLExtreme.com), select country from the drop down menu list, select dialing type (Pulse or Tone) and set disconnect options. Once these criteria have been met, click continue to advance to the next screen.
 
Next you will need to name your Network. The network can be thought of as all the Airports and LAN access points a user may have available to them from one location. Give it something distinguishable. Entering a network password will restrict access to outsiders and random-passers by from being able to have access to the Airport, as their access may not be acceptable to the AirPort owner. Simply walking through some neighborhoods one may find several Airports operating in close proximity to one another. Make sure to get the end user to write down the password so that they can have it, next they need it. Click Continue to advance.
 
A secondary password may be useful in large network environments. This will prevent access to areas of the network that may be reserved for specific users or tasks. A home user would generally be best suited by using the same password for Base Station access as General Network Access. Make your choice and click Continue to advance.
 
Once you have setup all of the previous screens, the ASA will configure the Base Station with these basic setting. At this the Conclusion screen Click Continue to advance.
 
Once the Base Station has been configured you will be presented with this final Conclusion screen. Click done to configure.
 
AirPort Setup Assistant for OS X : Cable / DSL
To configure the AirPort Setup Assistant for Cable or DSL under OS X follow the walkthrough below.
We will cover a first time setup here. Additional configurations can also be done via the Airport Admin Utility.
 
From the Finder window located in the Dock, select the Harddrive hosting OS X.
If you note the window, you will see on the Finder Toolbar, near the left side, a View menu image depicting three different states for navigating the computer. Icon view, denoted by four little squares, List View, denoted by descending horizontal lines, and Explorer View. Explorer View, much like the Windows Explorer menu style lists file structure allowing the user to visually follow the path they are taking. This view is denoted on the View icon by four columns attached sided by side. This view will likely be the easiest to navigate.
From the Harddrive pane select Applications, next select the Utilities folder and then double click the AirPort Setup Assistant.
 

Once the AirPort Setup Assistant launches you will be prompted to select what you would like to do. For our purposes select Set up an AirPort Base Station and click continue.
 
DSLExtreme often uses PPPoE clients for connection and Authentication purposes. Select the choice of Cable Modem or DSL using PPP over Ethernet ( PPPoE ). Click Continue to advance to the next screen. The choice of Cable Modem or DSL using static IP or DHCP will work for our product lines not using PPPoE. These may be cable connections and DircWay satellite for instance. Click continue to advance.
 
For PPPoE access you will be required to enter a username and password, The rest of the items in the list are theoretically optional. Click continue to advance.

Next you will need to name your Network. The network can be thought of as all of the Airports and LAN access points a user may have available to them from one location. Give it something distinguishable. Entering a network password will restrict access to outsiders and random passersby from being able to have access to the Airport, as their access may not be acceptable to the AirPort owner. Simply walking through some neighborhoods one may find several Airports operating in close proximity to one another. Make sure to get the end user to write down the password so that they can have it, next they need it. Click Continue to advance.

A secondary password may be useful in large network environments. This will prevent access to areas of the network that may be reserved for specific users or tasks. A home user would generally be best suited by using the same password for Base Station access as General Network Access. Make your choice and click Continue to advance.
 
Once you have setup all of the previous screens, the ASA will configure the Base Station with these basic setting. At this the Conclusion screen Click Continue to advance.
 
Once the Base Station has been configured you will be presented with this final Conclusion screen. Click done to configure.
AirPort Setup Assistant for OS X : Connecting to a preconfigured Base Station
IF the AirPort Base Station has been preconfigured, running the AirPort Setup Assistant can be one way of setting up for connectivity to it. This will allow you access to the AirPort network in existence, though you will not configure any new information. By connecting to a preconfigured AirPort base Station, you will essentially adopt any settings such as username, password and connection protocols the AirPort had been previously set to.
 
From the Finder window located in the Dock, select the Harddrive hosting OS X. From the Harddrive pane select Applications, next select the Utilities folder and then double click the AirPort Setup Assistant.
 
 
The setup assistant will ask you to select the option of setting up an AirPort Base Station, or set your computer up to join an existing network. To configure for an existing preconfigure Base Station choose the top selection. Clicking on the radio button to the left of Set up your computer to join an existing AirPort network, will facilitate this. Click Continue to advance.
 
The AirPort software will train on, or locate, as it were, the existing networks available. ASA will then ask for you to enter an access password. Enter the appropriate password for that particular AirPort's admittance and click Continue to advance.
 
ASA will configure the computer to access the requested AirPort Network. Click Connect to activate the Network settings.
 
Once ASA has configured for Network access, you will be presented with an ASA conclusion window that reads as follows:The AirPort Setup Assistant has finished. The assistant was able to join the network "(insert Network name here)" and has set this computer to use it for wireless networking




 

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