1 Reply Latest reply: May 27, 2012 11:48 AM by Tesserax
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Ok, we have our wireless internet coming in to the house to a wireless router. We have 1 iMac in the house connected to it via Airport. This computer is then connected via an ethernet cable out to our studio to an airport extreme. iMac #2 is connected to that Airport Extreme via an ethernet cable.

 

I'm wanting to grab the internet from iMac 1 so we have internet in the studio. I have tried bypassing the airport extreme and it works fine (as I am typing this right now).

 

Is it possible to share the internet through the airport extreme using it like a hub really?!

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance.


Airport Extreme, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Wireless Router to iMac to Airport Extreme to iMac#2 troubles
    Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,245 points)

    Is it possible to share the internet through the airport extreme using it like a hub really?!

    Do you have iMac #1 configured to use OS X's Internet Sharing feature to share its wireless Internet connection via its Ethernet port? If so, then connecting iMac #2 directly to that Ethernet port should provide it with Internet access as I believe you have already found out.

     

    By default, the AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBSn) will perform as an Internet router. It may be possible to use it only as a Ethernet switch by reconfiguring it as a bridge (Connection Sharing = Off (Bridge Mode)), and disabling its radios (Wireless Mode = Off.) However, I haven't verified this when the AEBSn is connected back to a computer configured for Internet Sharing.