airport express to get web on non-wireless emac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by alecmcmahon, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Woodbridge, NJ
    #1
    i have an emac downstairs that i dont really feel like running a ethernet cable to.


    upstairs i have a linksys wireless router.


    if i buy the airport express can I install it next to the emac downstairs , hook up the ethernet from the emac to the express , and get internet?

    im a little confused about how the express works.

    thanks
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    May 27, 2008
    #2
    yes, just set the express to join your existing wireless network (you don't want extend or wds)
    and make sure "allow ethernet clients" is checked.

    you might be able to get a USB wireless adapter that will work also, for probably a litter cheaper.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Location:
    Woodbridge, NJ
    #3
    thanks

    picked one up used on the cheap, though i am having trouble getting it to connect to my linksys WRT54G.

    firmware is updated on both.


    it finds the network, just wont connect to it.


    any tips?
     

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