Extending Wireless on Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by JoshRtek, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. JoshRtek macrumors member

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    Just a quick question for you all:

    I recently got my mac pro, but I ordered it without the wireless option. Our router is in the living room, but I have the computer on the other side of the house and I was wanting to know if could use a "Range Extended" base station (not a router) next to the Mac Pro and plug it into an ethernet port on the station. Has anyone ever tried this before?
     
  2. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    But if the Mac isn't wireless enabled, I don't see how it would work.

    Does the Extender (theres some on the Apple store site) act as a wireless adapter?

    I thought it was just a bridge between your computer and the wireless point. Say for example you use your computer in an outbuilding, or seperate office maybe across the yard. :confused:
     
  3. JoshRtek thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I'm wondering. Because the Airport Express has an ethernet port on it...what else would it be used for other than giving something access to the internet or a network?
     
  4. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    I believe if you plug an airport express/extreme into the Mac Pro, it can receive signal (wirelessly) from another airport express/extreme.

    Word is that the internal module should be ready be Sept 1.
     
  5. JoshRtek thread starter macrumors member

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    So could I buy an off-brand range extender (say, D-Link) and do the same thing?
     
  6. Mongus macrumors newbie

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    For Conecting to a Broadband modem

    I beleve the ethernet port on the express is so that you can connect to a boradband modem, or say the ethernet cable in a hotel room. Then the Express works as a small wireless router for that connection. I don't know about the way you want to use it.
     

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