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Range of AirPort in Mini?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Range of AirPort in Mini? Reply with quote

Much as I've tried, I can't get my MacBook to connect to the net using the ethernet cable from my broadband modem. Perhaps it's because I still don't know my way around Leopard or perhaps it's because I'm a muppet, but either way, Safari says that it can't download jack.

What I did manage to do was leave the modem connected to the Mini, set-up a 2-machine AirPort network between the Mini and the MB and then get the Mini to share it's internet connection with the MB over the AirPort link. Pretty nifty.

What I wanted to know was the maximum range that this 2-machine network will stretch to. When I tried it before, the two machines were next to each other. Is it worth setting the network up again and walking into a different room with the MacBook? Will the range of the AirPort connection be good enough?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know the maximum range, but you should be fine around your home or apartment. Probably enough so that you should password protect the network if you live around a lot of people. I was sharing my Mac mini with an iBook like this for a short time. My wireless router got fried in a thunderstorm and this was a nice option until I could find a replacement.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't a standard G card carry a range of about 300 feet?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. From what you've said, it sounds as though this is well worth a try and I'll be sure to use the password feature as well.
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