Ethernet connection from MAC to Yamaha audio receiver

HMe347

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Can I run an ethernet cable directly from an IMAC 10.5.8 port to Yamaha 671 ethernet port without using a router? I have Airport Express in another room and its only ethernet port is used for a Verizon DSL modem connection. The MAC gets a WIFI from Airport Express signal to function.

My objective is to get Itunes from the MAC to network to the Yamaha via an ethernet cable. If it is not possible to do a direct connection, can I use a TP Link TL-WR700N router (or another inexpensive router) instead of second Airport Express which is more expensive.
 
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You should be able to do so, meaning a direct connection between your Mac and the Yamaha.
I guess it is for internet radio use? If so, you have to enable internet sharing via System Preferences > Sharing > Internet Sharing > Share your connection from: AirPort > To computers using: Ethernet.
 

HMe347

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Yes, it is for ITunes radio too. The Yamaha is Network enabled. I was not sure whether the MAC ethernet port allows for streaming without the use of a router.
 

ChrisA

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Can I run an ethernet cable directly from an IMAC 10.5.8 port to Yamaha 671 ethernet port without using a router? I have Airport Express in another room and its only ethernet port is used for a Verizon DSL modem connection. The MAC gets a WIFI from Airport Express signal to function.

My objective is to get Itunes from the MAC to network to the Yamaha via an ethernet cable. If it is not possible to do a direct connection, can I use a TP Link TL-WR700N router (or another inexpensive router) instead of second Airport Express which is more expensive.
Yes the Mac can "share" an Internet connection like that. A router is overkill. An Eithernet switch or hub would work. also I direct connection will work as long as theYamaha can "auto sense" otherwise you'd need a "crossover cable" to flip the transom\receive pair.
 
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e you'd need a "crossover cable" to flip the transom\receive pair.
Macs can do that flipping automatically, even my G4 iBook could do that, thus no need for such cable.

Apple products that require an Ethernet crossover cable

Connecting Two Macs via Ethernet:
Depending on the computers you want to connect, you will need one of two types of Ethernet cable: a Straight-Through Ethernet Cable or a Crossover Ethernet Cable.

Most newer Macintosh computers (built after 2000) can use either type of cable automatically. This is done through the use of Auto-Medium Dependent Interface Crossover (Auto-MDIX), a technology that automatically determines the cable type and configures the relevant connection. This means if you have a new Mac and you are connecting to a new Mac you can skip the rest of this tutorial.
 
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