Is the AirPort worth it for wi-fi hotspot use?

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  1. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

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    I wanna make a wi-fi hotspot for login wifis, so I can connect my aTV since it doesn't have a browser, Can the airport do something like that or is it only ethernet based?
     
  2. grayskyz macrumors regular

    grayskyz

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    I'm not 100% sure what you mean? You can not use the airport express or extreme for web browsing on the Apple TV. Those are wireless routers that can give you a wireless network but, they need to be plugged into an ethernet cable for internet use. They do not provide you with a browser to surf on. If you have another iOS device like an iphone or ipad that does have a browser you can mirror that to your apple tv. More info here http://goo.gl/pD8h2
     
  3. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

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    yes I know, the only way to get my aTV working for wifi logons is to tether my iPhone to it, but I'm guessing the airport doesn't do that so it has no use to me. Thanks anyway
     
  4. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    The AirPort Express/Extreme are WiFi base stations, so if you have an internet hookup, yes, it can do that.
     

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