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Help! Old iMac as wireless?!? Can I WiFi an iPad and iPhone to this thing?

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Machine I'm visiting is a 2 GHz Intel Core Duo, old white-case iMac, 2GB, OS 1.4.11

 

I want to use AirPort to feed WiFi to an iPad and iPhone when visiting. I swear I did this once before, but cannot remember how, and Googling didn't help. 

 

Must I upgrade the OS version? (Can I even do so?)

 

Or is there a setting under Web Sharing that will let me do this?

 

Thanks!

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I believe this is exactly what you're after.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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Yes, it seems so!

 

But now on the iPad, I can select the network, put in the password, it shows up under settings...and no connection. The icon next to the network name keeps spinning endlessly...

 

???

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Yes, it seems so!

 

But now on the iPad, I can select the network, put in the password, it shows up under settings...and no connection. The icon next to the network name keeps spinning endlessly...

 

???


Well, I have never used an iPad to know but the kind of network security may be the reason. Have you tried WPA or WPA2 instead of WEP?

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I set up my hostess' machine (core 2 duo, white 2005? 2GB 10.4.11) to Personal Web Share ON under services, it is checked under Firewall, started under Internet. 
Tried with no security, 5 digit WEP, 13 digit WEP (those are all the choices in this old OS).
Always the same: can see the network on the iPad, select it, wheel spins and spins and the network never connects. 
I found a Web page where someone had the same problem, and their iPad showed the same under the info for that network:
IP Address is DHCP
IP Address is nnn.nnn.nn.nnn (not gonna show you the actual #s!)
Subnet Mask is nnn.nnn.n.n
Router is blank
DNS is blank
Search Domains is blank
Client ID is blank
...to which there was a reply:
"If router/DNS is blank you cannot access the internet. have you tried manually putting those numbers in or ask to join other network find yours click on it and it should prompt for password. Also if you are using WEP encryption that will cause issues with anything made in the last couple of years WPA2 works better all around."
Well, I can't WPA2, and I'm not sure what they mean by "manually putting those numbers in." I can Forget this Network on the iPad and stop/start on the iMac, even reboot, but still the same deal. Even after password prompt, no connection. 
 
????
 
Thanks!
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