can a wired mac w/ airport card be a base station?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by geeyesgee, May 5, 2005.

  1. geeyesgee macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2004
    Just wondering if I equipped my desktop mac with an Airport card, can I make it function as a base station since it is already hooked into the internet? technically, the card allows the computer to send and receive so why not? Is there an application that can configure this?
  2. Where's Drew? macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2005
    Yes, you can do this, and it's very easy.

    Just go to System Preferences > Sharing > Internet. Set it so you're sharing your connection from Built-in Ethernet to computers using Airport. Then click the Start button and you're all set.

    That's all there is to it.
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    Its a good temp solution. If you are going to do this a lot, just buy a cheap $10 router. You'll get better range and more security without having to send all data though one computer.
  4. froehle macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    iSight and Internet Sharing

    Also be aware that if you use your iSight or another webcam in iChat, they won't work when you have Internet Sharing turned on.

    (Or at least it has never ever worked for me in the past.. the connections always fail).
  5. Platform macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2004

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