Does the iMac have a built in wireless router?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chaseardoin7, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. chaseardoin7 macrumors regular

    chaseardoin7

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    A friend of mine told me that the iMacs have a built-in Wireless ROUTER in them. That way I woulc plug a network cable from my modem into my iMac and then use the iMac to transmit a signal to my macbook. Is this true or is the iMac only capable of connecting to a wireless network rather than creating one.

    chase:apple:
     
  2. TBi macrumors 68030

    TBi

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    It doesn't have a router per se. However you can share a wired connection over the wireless connection using internet sharing. There are issues with this though regarding wireless security.

    I'm not on my mac right now so i can't help you out with specifics. Maybe someone else can.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    Ye you can. Turn on Internet sharing in System Preferences->Sharing. You can set it up to use a secure wireless connecton, if you so wish.
     
  4. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    Here you go:
     

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