Airport Info

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ccf, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. ccf macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2011
    I'm fairly new to Macs & confused how Airport works (I have an Airport Extreme, iMac, & a Windows desktop along with a Windows laptop in the house). I noticed when I turned off Airport on my iMac, it didn't disable internet to the other computers, only to the iMac (is that right)?

    Is there a way to disable internet to all computers without just unplugging the AE? Also, is there a way to keep internet on the iMac only (other computers having no access) without having to just switch the ethernet cable from the AE to the iMac?

    I'd appreciate any info.
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    The Airport button on your iMac is basically the WiFi switch for that computer.
  3. ccf thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2011
    ok, thanx
  4. Knoodles macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2003
    Gone to the Beach
    You can use MAC address access control in Airport Utility to block or limit the computers connected wirelessly to the AE. I don't know if computers connected through an ethernet cable can be blocked. You need to know the MAC address or ethernet/Airport I.D. of each each computer you want to control.
  5. ccf thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2011

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