MEGA noob wireless question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by monkeyberry, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. monkeyberry macrumors newbie

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    yay ive arrived :)

    got a new macbook pro 17 and i also got Apple TV.

    heres the noob question. i dont have a home network, wired or wireless,
    am i able to wireless the macbook and the apple tv together? with out a router?

    like can i wireless from one machine to another without and official network?

    thanks
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    you can share your internet from your macbook pro to your TV by going into sharing in system preferences and ticking "internet sharing" but you have to share from ethernet->airport or airport->wireless so your macbook pro or TV has to be plugged in to ethernet for it to work. so plug either into your modem or router.

    it would be wise to get a router as they have a hardware firewall and these days most routers have a wireless point so you wont need any wires!
     
  3. monkeyberry thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well technically dont need to share internet as such??? just want to hook my apple tv to my macbook....
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    I am assuming you are connected using ethernet cable?

    * Free solution
    Go to System Preferences / Sharing / Internet
    Change sharing source and to. Go to AirPort Options,
    and set a password. Click Start, and Confirm sharing.
    You probably want to turn off internet sharing when
    your laptop is outside your house or when not used.

    * Better solution
    Get Airport Extreme base station. It has N, gigabit ethernet, and WAP2.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    The process described takes 5 seconds.

    You need something to create a local network, and you need either harddware (router) or software (Internet sharing).
     
  6. monkeyberry thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    that's pretty much exactly what i just said except the turn in off when your outside bit :)

    glad it worked monkeyberry.
     
  8. monkeyberry thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh damn i just broke it... today for what ever reason i cannot get ATV to see my laptop.... um what am i doing differently? flip
     

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