6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2012 8:53 PM by seaseasea
seaseasea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

can I create these 2 connections?

  1. one connection for internet (this is on a network, under the wifi symbol, I select) -- this connection is shared with my household
  2. one for video streaming a video on my 2TB and to stream to my iphone  --- this is for my own private use

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this would mean the video stream connection would not use any data from my internet plan. Correct?

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so far, I have been switching between the two.  I would like to keep both active.  So I can watch the video stream on my iphone and my friend can use my mac to search internet.

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possible?

how do i?

thx


Time Capsule 802.11n (3rd Gen), iOS 5.1
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,985 points)

    It sounds like you want to use the Guest networking feature of the Time Capsule for your friend to access the Internet while you would use the "main" network for video streaming.

     

    If so, please check out the following Apple Support article for details on Guest networking.

  • seaseasea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thankyou - I will try that this evening.

    One clarifying question - if I do this method, the video streaming will is NOT consume any data from the internet.  I am just playing a video stored on my mac or 2TB over my iphone.

     

    Sorry if such a basic question - I get so so confused with wireless, wire, and data usage.

  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,985 points)

    That is correct. If both the video source and destination are on the local network (whether or not the network is provided by wire or wireless or both), all data is passed just on the local network ... and there is no consumption of data from the Internet.

     

    Streaming video from the Internet, using a service like Netflix, will require getting those video files from the Internet.

  • seaseasea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think I might need to ask the question in a different way.  As I searched on internet, and it keeps using the language of "network".  So wifi, must mean a wireless network - correct?

     

    basic, I know :-|

     

    Question: Can my MacBook Pro be on 2 wireless networks at once?

    one for the internet (shared with household)

    one for video streaming to my iphone, using a video stored on my MacBookPro.  I dont want this option to use any data from my internet plan.  There is an app that does this, called VLC streamer, but it needs a wireless network.

     

    currently if I use the video streaming, it means I have to SWITCH between "wireless network used for internet" to a wireless network/computer to iphone network I  have setup.

     

    hoping I am making sense

  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,985 points)

    So wifi, must mean a wireless network - correct?

    Yes, that is correct.

     

    Question: Can my MacBook Pro be on 2 wireless networks at once?

    one for the internet (shared with household)

    one for video streaming to my iphone, using a video stored on my MacBookPro.

    No. The MacBook Pro (or any computer) can only connect to one wireless network at a time. You can; however, access the Internet simultaneously while streaming connected to that single wireless network. You are just sharing the same overall bandwidth (think highway with lanes) when doing both.

     

    currently if I use the video streaming, it means I have to SWITCH between "wireless network used for internet" to a wireless network/computer to iphone network I  have setup.

    Wi-Fi and cellular are two different types of wireless networks that use different technologies. Your iPhone is capable of connecting to both types of wireless networks. An iPod Touch, on the other hand, can only connect to Wi-Fi wireless networks. The data plan that comes with your iPhone is charged when you connect to the cellular wireless network, not the Wi-Fi network. Most Wi-Fi network are billed monthly and typically do not incur a data cap ... although some ISPs are now starting to do so.

     

    If you are streaming from video source on your local network, your iPhone should not need to connect to the cellular network to access the source. Instead, it should be connecting to the Wi-Fi network to do so, which should not incur any useage penalties.

  • seaseasea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Question: Can my MacBook Pro be on 2 wireless networks at once?

    one for the internet (shared with household)

    one for video streaming to my iphone, using a video stored on my MacBookPro.

    No. The MacBook Pro (or any computer) can only connect to one wireless network at a time.

    Thankyou so much. Your very helpful.

    I think the answer is NO then.

    Because I only have 1 macbookpro, so that means only 1 ACTIVE wifi network (meaning internet or streaming)

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    where i live -- only capped plans :-((

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    so it looks like options are:

    1) I continue have to copy the video file to my iphone, rather than stream from macbookPRO

    so my friend can use the internet from macbookpro.

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    2) maybe not possible/maybe possible, if in someway I can get teh TIME capsule to talk directly to iphone, and stream from TIME capscule. Bypassing macbookPRO all together.  I could move my movies onto the time capsule easily enough.

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    thankyou again.