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

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  1. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

    sparkie7

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    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:

    http://store.apple.com/au/product/M...xu38484_pcrid_52946864302_&cid=aos-au-kwg-btb

    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

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    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 :)

    Nox
     
  3. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

    sparkie7

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

    mikeboss

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    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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