Resolved use my MBP as a router

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  1. bdodds1985, Dec 13, 2011
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    bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

    bdodds1985

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    i know its possible to use an apple airport to share wifi, but i dont have that luxury where i am at. the way i connect through the internet is through a USB modem stick.

    my question is:

    is it possible to share the internet through my MBP without using an airport or router of any kind? i saw some videos on youtube on a PC sharing internet and i would love to try to connect my XBOX to it. not to play online, its waaaay too slow for that... but to connect to my profile and update if i need to.

    any ideas or way i can do this with my usb modem?

    also if anyone has suggestions on how to get better internet through those things im open for that too.

    just wasnt really sure where to post this.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    If your MBP is connected through the ethernet port you simply need to open up airport and start your own network from there, there isn't much else to it.

    You can also share from your ethernet port or firewire ports when connected through airport, though I haven't tried it yet.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    You can share from a USB modem stick to WiFi or Ethernet.
     
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  5. blueroom macrumors 603

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    It's a PC only program and is unnessary as sharing is built into OSX.
     
  6. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Sharing is possible through the Mac as everyone else has said. You could also purchase a router that will use a USB modem as the internet source to create the network as well.
     
  7. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Only routers designed to handle a USB cellular modem would work in the OPs case. Not too many of those around but they do exist and would probably be an excellent long term solution.
     
  8. bdodds1985 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sounds about right. its short term for about 5 more months so no biggie. and i have seen a couple over here, brand specific not unlocked, but its too late to upgrade to that now.
     

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