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Mac Mini as Airport Base Station?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: Mac Mini as Airport Base Station? Reply with quote

G'day,

I'm looking at replacing my old dome style Airport Extreme Base Station, and first generation Apple TV, with an early Intel Mac Mini (2006/7 era).

I know it will be a good AppleTV replacement... but not sure how it will go as a pseudo AEBS.

Has anyone used the Mini to share their internet connection wirelessly like this? Does it give good range? Any issues?

Greatly appreciate some advice on this.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can share from Ethernet over Airport and it's easy to setup. My only issues were with range and security. I haven't looked in a while, but I think you are still limited to WEP.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It works well, but you are limited to WEP like Ben Tex said.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies.

Gave up and bought a 4th gen AEBS instead...

Will just look for a Mini down the track to replace the AppleTV.
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