Mac to Airport Express to Mac? help!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alexcellent, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. alexcellent macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to share my internet connection between 2 macs, an iMac and a Powerbook, and about 75 feet of space. The iMac is receiving a direct-in ethernet connection from my modem. I have enabled internet sharing, however, is it even possible to use the airport to extend this signal? I cannot manage to get the Airport to recognize the shared signal; on the "join a network" page on the powerbook (mac #2) I have two options: 1. Computer or 2. Apple Home network (the airport's network from when i had previously configured it.)

    Note: the airport does not have ethernet plugged into it, I am merely trying to use this as a bridge between the only ethernet signal I have (the one in the iMac) and the one i need it to go to (the powerbook)


    did this make sense?
     
  2. Chrycopsycho macrumors member

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    Ok, First thing...I am by no means an expert on these things so that's my disclaimer. Having said that, it seems to me you should have a router and a receiver somewhere in this scheme to broadcast the signal to your other Mac. On my home setup, I have a modem and router and connect wirelessly via my Airport card. The router sends the signal upstairs to my wife's PC's receiver and that's how she connects. I hope I read your post right; I usually am too dim to answer anyones questions here and leave it to the Mac Demi-gods!
    Chris
     

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