Networking & wireless forum: home network, wired & wifi -> net via MiFi 2200

by: ckrowchuk October 11, 2010 2:12 PM PDT

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home network, wired & wifi -> net via MiFi 2200

by ckrowchuk - 10/11/10 2:12 PM

Hi,

I hope somebody can help us. We recently moved out in the boonies and our choices for broadband were satellite or 3G cellular. Chose the 3G from Virgin with MiFi 2200.

So, I would of course like to set our home network up similar to how it was in our last home but I can't figure out how to get my various bits working.

Here is what we had:

Cable modem
- Airport Extreme WiFi
- 10/100 switch
- Mac Leopard desktop (no wireless card, ethernet)
- Mac Tiger desktop used as small server (ethernet)
- Printer (ethernet)

Additionally we have an older iBook (it died the other day and the WiFi card in it can be installed into the old Tiger G4 desktop, tried it, it works) and a HP laptop with WiFi cards. We would like to get an Apple TV to stream video stored locally to our home entertainment system located about 50-60' from the office.

Here is where I am stuck!

The MiFi 2200 does not have an ethernet port like our old cable modem and I can't figure out how to get it to connect through my Airport Extreme. I have no problems connect to the MiFi through our wireless laptop, the G4 with iBooks airport card installed, or either of our iPhones for that matter. I would like though, to be able to get internet access to the Leopard desktop.

Does anyone have any ideas how I might be able to connect the leopard machine to the MiFi through Airport Extreme? Virgin customer support couldn't help me.

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