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wifi iPod touch to Mac Pro question

by vidyman / March 25, 2009 9:12 AM PDT

OK I'm having a brain block with this. I would like use the wifi of my iPod touch to access stuff on my mac pro. I don't have air port so I wonder if I can buy a third party solution and if I do, do I have to buy a cable modem, or can I just get some thing that plugs right in to the mac pro.

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Don't believe that is an option
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 25, 2009 9:58 PM PDT

The only way to move stuff from your Mac Pro to the Touch is through the iTunes software.

As far as I know, you cannot use the Touch to access files on another computer in the same way as you would if you used another computer.


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oh no, not to sync.
by vidyman / March 25, 2009 10:25 PM PDT

I'm more interest in other function like using the touch as a remote for front row. accessing my facebook account things like that.

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Things like that,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 26, 2009 8:34 AM PDT
In reply to: oh no, not to sync.

I believe you will find an App that will enable the Touch to work as a remote for Front Row and, as it already accesses the internet via WiFi, you should be able to get to your facebook account, just not on your computer.

So what am I missing here?


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I don't have WiFi in my home
by vidyman / March 26, 2009 9:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Things like that,

my mac doesn't have wifi, my house doesn't either. I'm not sure if I need to buy a wifi modem (I have a triple pay deal with my cable company)or do I buy a wifi unit for the mac?

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Get a wireless Modem from
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 26, 2009 11:38 AM PDT

your cable company, but if they do not provide one, then any wireless ROUTER will work for you too.

Just connect the Wireless Router directly to the Modem, the MacPro via ethernet to the Router, and the Touch will be wireless directly to the Router.

You could go wireless on the MacPro but that would involve 2 purchases and wireless is not essential for the MacPro


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