Sharing my PB's Airport to my Airport basestation...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by t300, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. t300 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2004
    Hello all. I am trying to share my Powerbook's (ethernet enabled) internet using Airport, which works great and fine. Now I am trying to get my Airport Extreme to get it's signal from the wireless my Powerbook is broadcasting, and share it on its local LAN to another computer via ethernet. You follow? The only problem is that I don't know the MAC address of my PB's airport...I thought I found it, too, but it didn't work so either I messed something up or I don't have the right one. Does anyone have any clue how I can go about doing this? THANKS!
  2. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    To find your PB's Airport MAC, goto System Preferences>Network>Double-click Airport>Airport Tab and the MAC will be listed as the Airport ID.

    However, I'm not certain that you can use your Airport to WDS a signal from your PBook.
  3. t300 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2004
    Thanks Stoid. I got that, doesn't seem to work, though...

    Anyone else have any ideas?
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040


    Dec 27, 2003
    Portland, OR

    Yeah, I tried that many times as well. It won't work.

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