wireless connection question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by edm418, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. edm418 macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2009
    Hi I have an intel imac connected by cable to the internet through a router.
    I have just got a new MBP and want to be able to browse online with it while the imac is still connected.
    Can this be done with the built-in hardware or do I need an airport basestation/ wireless router?
    Thanks for any assistance!
  2. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2009
    If the router you have is a wireless router, then yes you can connect to it wireless with the macbook whilst having the iMac connected using a wired connection at the same time.

    If it isn't wireless, you'll need to either connect your Macbook using the wired connection, which can be done at the same time as the iMac is connected, or get a wireless router, such as an Airport Express, Extreme or Time Capsule. You could also get a non-apple wireless router if you so choose.
  3. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2007
    I don't want to be raped :(
    You can also turn you iMac into a very expensive router by going to system preferneces, then sharing, enable Internet sharing from Ethernet to airport. Then you have your own wireless router while still having your ac connected by a cable!

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