Need help in Bagram with wifi!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jdylan, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. jdylan macrumors regular

    jdylan

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2006
    Location:
    Bagram, Afghanistan
    #1
    Hi, I'm in Bagram, Afghanistan on an airbase. We only have commercial wifi here, and it is PPPoe only. Which means you have to set up the account and password on your laptop, and it is only wifi, no ethernet.

    My problem is, I want to create a little wifi network in my room so I can use my iPad to surf the web. What can anyone recommend on how to do this? I looked at the airport express device, but from what I can figure out, it (and other wifi routers) require an ethernet connection to the internet.

    How can I get the iPad to use the wifi from my laptop, if I have to use the airport connection on my laptop to connect to the wifi? Wifi routers only "broadcast" wifi, they don't receive wifi, right?

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a

    gsahli

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    #2
    Airport Express (or any wireless router) will do what you want.
    You will share the internet via ethernet to the router/Express, and it will be the secondary wireless transmitter. You will use the router/Express in Bridge mode, because your Mac is doing the router tasks (DHCP, for example).
     
  3. james.dylan macrumors newbie

    james.dylan

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    #3
    Thanks

    I'll order one and see how it works. It sucks having an iPad and not being able to use the wifi. As it is, I have an Afghan SIM card in it, and I can barely access some wifi on it, as in checkign email if you have 5 minutes to wait, but that's about it.
     

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