Enabling Wifi on iMac?

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Does anyone have a link for the directions to enable wifi from an iMac? I have a roommate that would like to connect and I'm not sure how to enable it. Thanks!
 

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From the menu bar, select the empty triangle and select turn on airport
From the system preferences, click on the network preferences, click on airport and then press the turn on airport button.
 
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iLog.Genius

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I'm assuming you want to share an internet connection from your iMac through your iMac's AirPort?

To do so, go into System Preferences:

- Sharing
- Internet Sharing
- Share your connection from: Ethernet
- To computers using AirPort

If you're using AirPort to connect to your network, it won't be possible to share through AirPort and your friend or whoever would need to connect to your iMac through the Ethernet port to gain internet access.
 
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Jun 29, 2007
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San Francisco, CA
I'm assuming you want to share an internet connection from your iMac through your iMac's AirPort?

To do so, go into System Preferences:

- Sharing
- Internet Sharing
- Share your connection from: Ethernet
- To computers using AirPort

If you're using AirPort to connect to your network, it won't be possible to share through AirPort and your friend or whoever would need to connect to your iMac through the Ethernet port to gain internet access.
I'll try this. My hope is that my roommate will be able to see my network and connect with her PC.
 
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lith-ium

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I'm assuming you want to share an internet connection from your iMac through your iMac's AirPort?

To do so, go into System Preferences:

- Sharing
- Internet Sharing
- Share your connection from: Ethernet
- To computers using AirPort

If you're using AirPort to connect to your network, it won't be possible to share through AirPort and your friend or whoever would need to connect to your iMac through the Ethernet port to gain internet access.
however, note that this only works for apple products (imac, macbooks, iphones, ipods). as far as i know (and from personal experience), other devices wont find the wifi you are sharing through apple's airport. :(
 
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