Give me internet, or give me death.
September 7, 2011 8:18 AM Subscribe
What is wrong with my Airport Base Station and why won't it let anyone with Windows connect to the internet?
posted by These Birds of a Feather to computers & internet (7 answers total)
I've got one of these suckers
and for whatever reason the way I've set it up only allows Mac users to come to my apartment and use the internet. Windows folk are SOL, which means I can't log into my Windows Bootcamp partition and patch anything right now. Wifi is the only means of connecting to the internet in this place; all the Ethernet jacks in the rest of the apartment are apparently broken (yeah, don't ask).
Here's the skinny:
Windows users can see my Wifi network. They can successfully enter my WEP 128b network password. However, after a few minutes of "acquiring a network address", all the bars on the Wifi symbol in ourtask bar will go green, but we'll have a message that says "limited to no connectivity". No internet as a result.
What's wrong here? Is it my basestation set up? I set IPV4 to DHCP based. All my Mac devices (iPad, iPhone, computer, etc) connect with no issue. I run Windows XP in Bootcamp.