|Dec 31, 2012, 08:00 PM||#1|
Connect to wifi via MacBook Ethernet port
I am looking for a way to connect my MacBook to my wifi network via my Ethernet port. I'm not having any trouble with the wifi but am looking at getting an apple tv and wish to be able to use wolan. As far as I know, wowlan is only available using the apple airport routers. Is there something I can get that plugs into my Ethernet port on my MacBook, connects to the wifi network and lets my MacBook treat it as a wired connection so I can use wolan? I assume something like this would. E cheaper than buying an apple router that supports wowlan...? My MacBook is based too far from the router to be directly connected via an Ethernet cable.
Also, how do I make sure that my current router actually supports wolan?
|Dec 31, 2012, 09:21 PM||#2|
A wireless bridge would work or any SOHO router that supports it would work. It's an wireless access point that connected to your WiFi AP, and it usually has one or two ports on the back. If you know your WiFI's AP information (channel, password, and some other settings), the bridge should be no hassle to set up.
Otherwise, if you're in the Apple ecosystem (Airport extreme and/or express) shouldn't be too hard to setup.
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Ethernet port keeps getting self-assigned IP address and wont' connect to internet.||DramaLLama||Mac Basics and Help||8||Dec 19, 2013 06:47 PM|
|Can't connect 2 mac by ethernet (only wifi working)||Moskiton||Mac Basics and Help||1||May 9, 2013 10:42 AM|
|Connect an AirPort Express to an ethernet port to share internet... possible?||vodkaPT||Mac Peripherals||4||Mar 7, 2013 02:17 PM|
|Cannot connect to wifi or through ethernet 2010 macbook pro||luisluisbd||MacBook Pro||9||Dec 19, 2012 07:52 PM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 AM.