Can a MAC be used as a WiFi base station?

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  1. gordo

    gordo New Member

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    If you search "Sharing your Internet connection" in the MAC Finder help, it seems to indicate that you can use an Airport equipped MAC (e.g. a laptop) as a Wi-Fi base station. E.g. if you're in a hotel with ethernet wired access to the net, you could use your laptop as a base station to allow your iPod touch to access the web.
    Is this correct? Has anyone tried it?

    thx, gordo
  2. AnotherFan

    AnotherFan New Member

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    Well, there are two answers. To your question, no.

    But if your airport equipped Mac manages to have some kind of Wi-Fi, then your iPod can have it too. So yes, you will have internet on your iPod, but it has nothing to do with your computer.
  3. toehead

    toehead New Member

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    Actually you can use it as a base station. I do myself all the time in my dorm. It is under sharing, Internet sharing. You can change the network name and add a password under the "airport options" button.
  4. phoenix.stu

    phoenix.stu New Member

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    Yup, what he said. I do it to. Not in a dorm, but none the less.

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