Airport extreme via ethernet to Mac Pro 2008 & get access to neighbours wifi?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sparkie7, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. sparkie7 macrumors 68010


    Oct 17, 2008
    We have ended our hardwired (via telephone) internet service as we will be moving in 2-3 months time. The neighbour has been kind enough to let us use their wifi connection in the meantime.

    I have a Mac Pro 2008, and an Airport Extreme:

    Can I hook up the AE to my Mac Pro via ethernet cable, then configure the AE to connect to the neighbours wireless network?

    Any advice appreciated. TIA.
  2. nox-uk macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2012
    Can't see why not, I was doing basically the same thing with an airport express recently, but had it connected to a switch with a few computers on it. And substitute neighbours wifi with my own wifi :)

  3. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68010


    Oct 17, 2008
    I tried no luck, As the neighbours router wasn't an Apple router...
  4. mikeboss macrumors 65816


    Aug 13, 2009
    I just tried this and it works flawless. I also used an AirPort Express, but this shouldn't matter IMHO. connected the APE to the Mac Pro using an ethernet cable, configured the APE to join the neighbours (NON-Apple) network, done.

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