Airport Express & iMac (with Internet Sharing) issues

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by vendettabass, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

    vendettabass

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    Ok so I moved back into uni with my iMac and AE. I use the Internet Sharing feature on my iMac to share its internet connection to my iPhone. Now, I want my AE to use this internet connection aswell, but when I tried to locate the AE in Airport Utility, it can't be found.

    Only when I turn off Internet sharing can I locate the AE. I was wondering if theres any options in the advanced section of the Airport Utility that will enable the AE to use my iMacs shared internet connection?

    Port mapping?
    NAT?

    thanks a lot for any help!!
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    You will probably have to

    - temporarily plug the ethernet cable between the express and your mac
    - set the express to join the network created by your mac
    - once it has joined, you can then unplug the Ethernet from the express.

    as long as it's one of the newer N expresses, you can also then share the wireless connection out of the ethernet port if you need to.
     
  3. vendettabass thread starter macrumors 6502a

    vendettabass

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    lovely, I'll try that out tomorrow
     

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