Modem with one Ethernet port, split for computer and Airport Express?

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  1. MacDude415 macrumors member

    MacDude415

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    Okay, So I have a DSL modem with one ethernet port which is connected to my family's ancient iMac G3 that has no wireless card. I want to be able to connect my Airport Express to the modem as well as have the computer connected, what are my options? Is my only choice a wired router?
     
  2. mickhyperion macrumors regular

    mickhyperion

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    I was faced with a similar situation and I had to buy an Airport Extreme so I could plug the computer in and use Wi-Fi too.
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, a router is required to share an internet connection between two devices.

    When you do this, you'll want to setup your Airport express in 'bridge mode' (it's an option in the Airport Utility), allowing the wired router to distribute addresses.
     
  4. MacDude415 thread starter macrumors member

    MacDude415

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    Any advice on which router to get? I would want a really cheap basic one just to split the connection between the G3 and the Airport Express
     

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