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Can an AirPort Express Do This ?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by siam, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    My neighbour has been trying out my 24 inch iMac and now wants to get a Mac of his own, he's been to the local Apple reseller and likes the small form look of the new Mac mini , one think he likes about my iMac is the ability to share its internet connection with other computers via its built in AirPort Extreme .

    So he wanted to know if he buy's a new Mac mini what's the best way he could then share the new Mac mini's internet connection with other computers via Wi-Fi in his house .( his internet connection is the same as mine - CDMA USB Modem )

    So we have looked at the AirPort Express ( 802.11n ) and from what we can see it looks like you have to use an Ethernet wired internet connection to feed the unit, on my iMac all I do is plug in my CDMA USB modem and then the iMac's AirPort Extreme broadcasts the Wi-Fi to my other Wi-Fi enabled computers .

    We cannot see how you can use a USB modem with the AirPort Express unit

    Are we missing some thing ?

    My neighbour really wants to buy an Apple Product to enable him to share his internet connection connection from a new Mac mini via Wi-Fi to his other computer .

    any comments or advice would be most welcome

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors regular

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  3. macrumors 65816

    juanm

    #3
    Just go into Preferences> Sharing> Click on Share Internet. Boom.
     
  4. macrumors 601

    talmy

    #4
    Word of warning (doing this with any Mac) -- the built-in Wifi sharing uses the insecure WEP rather than WPA2, so shouldn't be left running for any length of time if you suspect your connection might be hijacked.
     
  5. macrumors regular

    #5
    Thanks for that ... Good point :eek:
     

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