Software Base Station?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by peterj1967, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. peterj1967 macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2002
    I am looking to purchase a new iMac, and want to move my PBG3 to wireless duty for surfing in the living room. It has an old Airport Card.

    My question...

    I would prefer to keep my iMac connected to an ethernet cable. Early versions of the Airport software permitted a software base station, but that seems to be gone in OSX.

    Is there a way, with only Apple prodcuts, that I can connect my iMac directly to my cable modem and have my PB wireless and share my Internet connection.

    Does the Airport Extreme base station have an ethernet out? That would be to simple.

    I'd prefer not to have to buy a LinkSys router.

    Thanks in advance
  2. chmorley macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Re: Software Base Station?

    In short, yes.

    Apple initially hadn't finished the software base station with OS X, but it has been out since OS X 10.2. You can connect your PB to your iMac and share your internet connection.

    The new base stations have two ethernet ports, as the "snow" base stations did. Sounds like you won't need one, though.

  3. Macpoops macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2002
    the software base station was not in 10.1. then in 10.2 they brought it back. It's under the sharing pain.
  4. peterj1967 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2002


    That makes my life much simpler...

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