using Power Mac as a base station

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Alte22a, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Alte22a macrumors 6502

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    Power mac with internet connection via ethernet, is it possible to put an air port card and use it like a hub for other wireless computers?
     
  2. groovebuster macrumors 65816

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    As far as I know it doesn't work. You can exchange data between two computers, but you can't use it as a router.

    But why all that trouble anyway? An airport card for a PowerMac costs 79-99$. For about the same price you get an access point from netgear, that is compatible to airport and has a LAN and a WAN plug. You plug the PowerMac into the LAN plug and the DSL modem into the WAN plug and there you go. The big advantage is, that you don't have to fire up your PowerMac to have access to the internet and it costs you about the same cash...

    groovebuster
     
  3. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i am pretty sure you can go into "sharing" preference pane.

    and turn on "internet sharing"

    i did it this past weekend at a hotel with free dsl... plugged on laptop into the wall, and turned on internet sharing... another laptop was able to use the connection...
     

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