Can't create wireless network?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Julien, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    I have a friend that has an iMac (I have a Mac Pro so no Airport) and I couldn't get it to create a wireless network (he just got an iPad). When I turn Airpot on it see other wireless networks and will even join them so it's working. However when I try to create one it just says something like "Unable to create Wireless Network" and gives no reason or code as to why. I've tried with/without Password and auto/manual on different channels with the same (non) results. He has just passed phone support time and don't want to spend $49.95 for phone support (you can buy a wireless accesses point cheaper). Being a 24" it's a lot of trouble to lug to the Apple store also.

    Anyone have any ideas or suggestions as to what I may do (or may be doing wrong)?
     
  2. Billydelp4 macrumors regular

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    Is it connected to the Internet via Ethernet? If it's not, then you can't create an ad hoc wireless network when it is using the airport to connect to a wireless access point.

    Is internet sharing turned on under preference pain? Make sure it is and then click to share Ethernet.


    Those are the 1st two things I'd chec.


    Billy
     
  3. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

    Julien

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    Thanks, not sure if I turned on Internet Sharing. Will check that Monday.
     

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