Need help setting up AirPort on my Mac
November 30, 2009 6:52 PM   Subscribe

I'm trying to set up an AirPort on my Mac and I'm having some issues. It's asking for OS X 10.4 and I'm running 10.5 but it still doesn't work. Any clue as to why this is happening?

I'm trying to set up an AirPort on my Mac and I'm having some issues. When I try and install the software I get a message that says, "You cannot install AirPort on this volume. The version of Mac OS X on this volume is not supported." It's asking for volume 10.4 and I'm on 10.5. This is beyond frustrating as this is supposed to be such a simple process. Does anyone know what my issue might be?
posted by Joseppi to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
 
You're trying to set up an AirPort base station, you mean? Which one?

You may want to ignore the CD that came with it, and instead download the latest version of the configuration software.
posted by xil at 6:57 PM on November 30, 2009


What do you mean by "installing AirPort"? If you're trying to install the software that came with the AirPort base station (either Extreme or Express), try looking in /Applications/Utilities/ for the AirPort Utility: it should already be installed. The CD is probably for versions of Mac OS X that did not come with the new AirPort Utility.

(When the Airport Extreme base station with 802.11n was released, or shortly thereafter, Apple released a new application for administering the base stations. Macs that shipped with the previous AirPort Admin Utility needed a copy of AirPort Utility to change settings on the new base stations.)
posted by aaronbeekay at 6:59 PM on November 30, 2009


Sorry, I meant I'm trying to install the software. The system is actually on my parents computer which I don't have access to at the moment. Thanks for the link to the download; I'll give that a shot tomorrow and see how it works. We're trying (unsuccessfully so far) to play music through both the computer and stereo. It was set-up that way earlier but I upgraded my own Mac so they sort of inherited mine and I'm trying to get the same set-up they had on their old with their new one.
posted by Joseppi at 7:09 PM on November 30, 2009


I don't think you even need software - if you're updated, Airport Utility is under Applications->Utilities.
posted by wongcorgi at 8:47 PM on November 30, 2009


I don't think you even need software - if you're updated, Airport Utility is under Applications->Utilities.

And that is usually automatically the most recent version. So toss the CD you've got, you don't need it.
posted by DreamerFi at 4:42 AM on December 1, 2009


Ditto, ignore the CD. Just run the existing Airport Utility. I assume you're trying to set up an Airport Express, since you mentioned sending music to your stereo. My Airport Express isn't visible to my system for a minute or two after I turn it on - just FYI. Wait for it and it should appear.
posted by TruncatedTiller at 8:38 AM on December 1, 2009


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