Semi-hypothetical question:

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Morod, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Morod macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Would this work?
    I have an Al iMac with 802.11n Airport, but I'm connected to the internet via a gigabit wire to a cable modem.
    If I got a MB/MBP with an Airport 802.11n card, could I "piggyback" an internet connection through my iMac Airport, or would I need to get an AEBS?
    Thanks for the help!
    Morod
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I think so. System Preferences - Sharing - Internet Sharing. Then set it up to share your ethernet internet over the airport, never done this myself so can't verify but it reads as if it should work.
     
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  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Yes, it works great. I have an iMac ethernetted in my lab and my grad students suck its bandwith over wireless n.
     
  5. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Thank you all for your help!
    Now if it was only so easy to find the money to afford the aforementioned MB/MBP! :D
    Morod
     

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