Help with Air Port Express / Extreme / G3 iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by d.f, May 14, 2005.

  1. d.f macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2003
    Any advice would be great....

    Can i an Airport Express / Extreme to Output data through it's Ethernet port...?

    I have an ASDL router on it's way and want to make the iMac wireless. For the price of an origonal Airport card i could (nearly) get an Airport Express / Basestation and would be able to use it with future Apple hardware purchases......

    The idea being, connect the iMac to the Base Station through it's ethernet port and recieve internet / network though that.

    does this sound possible...?
  2. Gee macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2004
    London, UK
    You'll need another basestation of some description at the other end to make the asdl modem wireless as well, but yes you can use the airport to make your imac wireless - I use one to connect my playstation to online games....
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    The Airport Express (the one that plugs into the wall socket) has a single Ethernet jack.

    Are you talking about getting two wireless routers, the Airport Express and another, and using the Airport Express as the "wireless" card for the iMac?

    This will work if you have an Apple Airport Extreme base station. Apple says it will not work with third party wireless routers. YMMV.

    "Question: Can AirPort Express act as a bridge?
    Answer: AirPort Express can act as a bridge in three different ways:
    ...* If it is set up as a WDS remote or relay station, it can bridge the wireless network to wired clients...."
  4. d.f thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2003
    yes. the Airport Extreme Base Staion - though it's Ethernet 'out' port becomes wireless 'reciever' for my iMac.

    When i get my Powerbook soon i'd hope i can also transfer files to the iMac and use it as a server.

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