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Use one wireless Mac as an internet access point
Authored by: joshuajestelle on Jan 05, '04 12:14:39PM

It seems to me that you just want to share your internet connection from your Mac, if that's the case, why not use:

System Preferences -> Sharing -> Internet

and turn on Internet sharing?


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missing the point....
Authored by: dancingram on Jan 05, '04 01:02:48PM

When doing what you've suggested and using the System Prefs to share your internet connection you can't share on the same connection that you're bringing information in on.

For example, if you were connected via Airport, and you wanted to share your Airport internet connection with others (for any particular reason) you couldn't use the System Preferences 'Share Internet Connection'.

That preference pane only allows you to take from one and provide the connection to another type. Such as take an Ethernet or Modem Internet connection and provide it to others in the area via Airport.

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missing the point....
Authored by: Treuf on Jan 06, '04 07:01:36AM

And what about sharing an airport connection via ethernet ?
I tried that a while ago but I didn't got it to work ...
The connexion I was trying to share was already nated ( private network) - , the ethernet interface was set to from what I remember.

Maybe I need to retry :p

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missing the point.... (CAN be done!!)
Authored by: webbix on Dec 01, '04 01:49:22PM

definitely can be done with TiBook/Powerbook with internal wifi and using wifi in card slot. I used a prefPane called SunSheild that basically allows you so set up your powerbook as a router with NAT (including ipfw rules)

I used an Orinoco/Agere Gold card in the slot with IOXpert driver.

I have a question though, I just got a Buffalo AirStation 802.11g card that works with native airport software. My problem is that I can not figure out how to either disable the Airport (not the Airport Extreme of the Aluminum) or allow both to coexist. It generates multiple instances of Airport card in the port configurations. I can get it to work but I can also break networking as it tries to use one or the other. I tried renaming Airport1 and Airport2 but still had some issues.

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