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macs w/ airport see other macs w/o base?


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can macs w/ airport see other macs w/o a basestation present?

can a tower w/ an airport card become a base station and allow a laptop
to use the tower's internet access and network?

anyone experiment w/this?

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im not sure if this is possible, since the airport card isnt designed to send a signal the same way the basestation does. the only way i can think of to try this is plug your connection into one of the 2 macs, and turn on Appletalk under System Preferences >> Network >> Configuration. Then under Sharing set to share your internet connection with computers on your network. (i might have gotten these 2 backwards, im working off memory while at work on my IBM maxipad) .... but i highly doubt this will work. youd be best getting a wireless router or airport basestation

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im working off memory while at work on my IBM maxipad)
I also use an IBM thinkpad (maxipad ) at work.
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haha .. well unfortunately i wont be able to use it in another 4 weeks. not unfortrunate cause i love PCs, but unfortunate cause it menas ill be without a job. hopefully ill get one of the 2 jobs i applied for working on macs and image/print/web deisgn

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