ok i need help!

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i have a mac mini and i have a dell next to it and my house is on wireless but the dell dosent have wire less so i wanted to know if its possible to use the macs airport to get the wireless then send it out the ethernet port to the dell while still maintaining internet to my mac

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Yes, you can do that.

Connect the ethernet cable to your Mac and the PC, and turn on your Airport card on the Mac. On the Mac, go to System Preferences > Sharing, and click on the Internet tab.

Choose "Share your connection from: Airport."

Choose "To computers using: Built-in Ethernet."

Click Start.
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wow! tnx cant believe it was that simple
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Make sure that is a cross over cable--similar devices connected together use crossovers. (PC->PC, switch->switch, router->router)
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hey guys, is there a way to use the built-in AirPort to both receive, and share internet, kinda to use my MacBook as a signal booster...
thnx
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No, I don't believe that's possible.
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They make range extenders, or if you want to get creative there is an open source firmware called ddwrt for the linksys WRT54G wireless routers that let you set one antenna to receive and one to transmit, or you can set it up as a client on an existing wifi network. It does a lot of cool stuff. Or if you want to stay purely with apple airport stuff, they have that little airport access point thing that you can plug a USB printer into and share your itunes to any computer throughout your house and stuff. It is suppose to be able to be used as a range extender too.

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