Question on the fundamentals of creating a wireless network

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vikinggirl, May 17, 2010.

  1. vikinggirl macrumors newbie

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    I live in a small apartment and haven't see the need to set up a wireless network/internet connection. However, the ethernet port on my macbook gave out, and so I'm currently without internet access in my own home (Airport works fine - I've been getting online through wireless from other locations, i.e. school, coffee shops, etc.). So I'm hoping (needing) to set up a wireless network at home now. However, I know a part of that process involves a connection through the computer's ethernet port. I'll try to ask my questions as best I can. I'm just not sure about some of the basics of a network setup.

    If I use a borrowed computer (one whose ethernet port works) to set up a wireless network through a router in my home, and then return that computer (remove it from the area/home), will the network remain (I think I'm asking if the created network setup remains on the router)? Will I still be able to use the network/internet connection through Airport on my own computer without that "setup" computer around? Is this not a feasible work around?
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Correct. The configuration stays on the router, not the machine used to set it up. I'd recommend the Airport Extreme Base Station. OS X already includes a utility to configure it, even over wireless.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes.
     
  4. vikinggirl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks so much! I figured it would work alright. Haven't set one up just for myself before, and the ones I've used always had the "setup" computer remain on the network. I appreciate your (really) quick replies. :)
     

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