Allowing others to access my wireless

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by deepeace12, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. deepeace12 macrumors newbie

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    I have Airport Extreme and set it up so that my husband can access it using his HP computer. However, it seems that a friend to whom I gave the password can only access it when my computer is open and I am on the internet. Why would this be?

    Also - when opening the Airport Admin Utility I got an error message saying that I needed to go to Apple Support to find a newer version of the Admin Utility - which I could not seem to find. Would this have anything to do with the above problem?

    Thanks - K
     
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000

    Ugg

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    Have you tried using software update? It might already be waiting to download the airport utility.
     
  3. MacFanBoyIIe macrumors 6502

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    It sounds like you have your COMPUTER set to share ITS wireless, instead of your friend just getting a dynamic IP address from the wireless router directly. Turn off your wireless sharing on your Mac and make sure your friend has the password for the wireless network ONLY.
     

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