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Wireless advice needed: mac pro=cable, ipad wireless

1334 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Apr 14, 2012 6:53 PM by Ray Gibson RSS
Ray Gibson Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Apr 8, 2012 7:53 AM

Fruitless web searches and unsuccessful configurations so far for my situation. I hope someone can help!

 

What I want is:

*Internet (ethernet is ok and currently working) on my mac pro

*wireless internet on my ipad (on ios5)

*ability to play music through both ipad (wireless) and mac pro (wired) and my home hifi

 

What I have:

*mac pro 3.1 (around 2008-9 *no wireless card installed*)

*OS 10.6.8

*new ipad 2 with ios5

*airport express g (2008/9)

*Fibre Cable internet connection

*small flat (distance not so much an issue as streaming, etc)

 

What I have tried so far:

*this approach, using both ethernet ports on the mac pro and internet sharing via "bridge mode" :

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2815324?start=0&tstart=0

*using airtunes from ipad (dropped out)

*Internet connection will not stay with ipad through the airport express

 

I am considering getting a new wireless router with extra ethernet ports but not sure which one is best to buy

 

Please can someone advise me on the best set up to achieve my goals?

 

ray

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