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Share connection wirelessly from iMac and do Airtunes?
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gunnar
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Feb 27, 2008, 05:30 PM
 
I have my DSL modem connected to my iMac and I have an Airport Express in another room. I want to share my net connection to my laptop but I also want to get Airtunes in the other room. I can't seem to set this up. What do I have to do?
     
turtle777
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Feb 27, 2008, 07:00 PM
 
Let me get this straight: you want the Airport Express to PICK up the WLAN signal from the iMac, and then output it via ethernet to a connected laptop ?

I don't think the AE is wired that way. Ethernet can only be used to FEED the AE.

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gunnar  (op)
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Feb 27, 2008, 07:07 PM
 
No, the iMac is putting out the wireless internet signal to the laptop, but it's also serving out to the AE for AirTunes. I can get one or the other to work but not both at the same time. As soon as I turn on Internet Sharing then the iMac can't find the AE, hence no AirTunes.
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turtle777
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Feb 29, 2008, 04:52 PM
 
Ok, now I understand.

So you are trying to run the iMac as an Access Point for the laptop, AND use it with AE AirTunes.

I'm not sure if it can be done. Since I don't have an AE, I can't test that.

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