I've run in to a bit of a head scratcher. My Daughter has cable internet and Vonage phone service. Vonage uses the internet connection for its phone service. She has a Mac iBook that has an Airport card and she wants to use it on a wireless connection.
I took a Airport base station over to her place along with a 4port network hub. The setup is. The cable modem has a Cat5 ethernet cable coming out and going to the Motorola modem for the Vonage phone service. The modem also has a plug in for the phone and a cat5 ethernet connection for her computer. This all works very well.
Until you try to hook up a wireless connection. The Set up is. The cat5 coming out of the motorola modem is going to the 4port network hub at the uplink port. There is then a cable going to the computer ethernet port and another one going to the Airport base station. So the computer is still hard wired to the ethernet.
When I try to set the iBook up for the wirless service. It recognizes the base station, gives me a airport address but it can't find the network or it says it has three networks it can link to but it only shows two. DSL and Mac's computer. Trying either of the two listed gets a signal but no connection and the airport icon on the top of the screen looks like it has a picture of a usb port on it. She called her service provider and as usual they had no clue.
With the network hub and the airport base station hooked in to the set up her computer keeps losing the internet connection and you have to go and reset it eveytime you want to surf the net. pull the airport base station and network hub out and everything is ok. She seems to think that Vonage maybe the problem and is planning to call them tomorrow.
Any ideas as to what maybe causing the problem or what I need to do