2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2008 8:00 AM by d00by666
d00by666 Level 1 Level 1

I do not have a wifi router.

I want my iPhone to be able to use my broadband internet instead of the slow EDGE internet.

The simple solution would be to buy a wifi router whih would enable my iPhone to access the wifi home network.

*What if I could turn the mac mini into a wifi access point?* That would save me from the hassle of buying a wifi router.

Any idea how to do this??

Message was edited by: d00by666

Macmini2,1, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Intel Core 2 Duo, 1.83 GHZ, 2 GB RAM
  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 Level 6
    Hi d00by666-

    Yes you can do this.

    Check the bottom of page 6 of this document: Designing AirPort Networks Using AirPort Utility


  • d00by666 Level 1 Level 1
    I did this.

    I think I am doing something wrong. I am doing something wrong in this setting *from ethernet to airport*.

    see attached screenshot.


    To start Internet sharing on a computer using Mac OS X:

    1. Open System Preferences, click Sharing, and then click Internet.

    2. Select how you would like to share your Internet connection, and then click Start. You
    can choose to share your Internet connection with AirPort-enabled computers,
    computers with built-in Ethernet, or both.
    If your Internet connection and your local network use the same port (built-in
    Ethernet, for example), contact your ISP before you turn on Internet sharing. In some
    cases (if you use a cable modem, for example) you might unintentionally affect the
    network settings of other ISP customers, and your ISP might terminate your service to
    prevent you from disrupting its network.

    3. If you want to share your Internet connection with computers using AirPort, click
    AirPort Options to give your network a name and password.