emac + AE Base Station = wireless enabled emac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by youngestchild, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2005
    okay this is prolly a dumb question but i was just after a quick answer...

    if i connect an Airport Extreme Base Station to an emac (via a cable) is that the same as adding an airport extreme card?


    if i buy the emac an airport extreme card will i be able to connect to my ibook (soon to be imac) to use the ibooks internet connection? (without having to buy a base station).

    i've not dealt with wireless network (obviously) and i'm really not sure what is required to get a network setup. :eek:
  2. macrumors member


    Jul 31, 2007
    If you're connecting your eMac to the base station via an ethernet cable then no APX card is needed.
    But if you do get an AirPort card then you can turn on internet sharing (under system preferences) and then share your connection with an ethernet cable to your iBook. So it would be Base Station -> eMac -> iBook.

    Hope thats OK

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