I'm trying to set-up a access point for internet sharing and maybe, as a storage. Please suggest a solution or product. thanks. I am using a macbook. I access the internet wirelessly because there is no ethernet point in my room (neither at home nor in at college) I have been unable to use Internet Sharing. Also, I have to log-in to my user account so although the iphone can access the wireless network, I am unable to log in and surf the internet. Will getting either the airport express or a router help? In addition, I've read that I could connect an external hard drive to the airport express which would allow me to stream movies/music from the hdd to my iphone. something like: (Wireless Internet) | (Router - hdd) / \ (Macbook) (iphone) or if i get a mac mini, will i be able to do the same without the router?