WiMAX Hotspot to MBP to Wireless Router via Ethernet. Possible?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JCJiffy, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. JCJiffy macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2009
    Background: I live in Japan and have UQ's WiMAX service using a URoad-9000 hockey puck-style wifi hotspot. The wifi signal range of the URoad unit is very limited due to its small size. It is not able to cover my entire apartment. And it also does not have any ethernet ports; all connections to the URoad are wifi-only.

    Attempted Solution: I picked up a Netgear WN2000RPT WiFi Repeater in an attempt to extend the range of the wireless network signal coming from the WiMAX unit. Turns out the Netgear repeater is a POS and simply cannot keep a connection to the URoad unit.

    Possible solution using MacBook Pro?
    My question is: would the following series work?

    URoad-9000 output wifi --> MacBook Pro receives --> share wifi connection through ethernet port of MBP --> connect ethernet to wireless router --> wireless router then outputs separate, but stronger, signal for remaining devices

    My MBP will essentially be used as an intermediary to "hardwire" the wireless network of the URoad WiMAX puck.
  2. JCJiffy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2009
    Anyone know if this would work?


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