DSL Routing to PC

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Toad816, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. Toad816 macrumors newbie

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    Ok I can't get a straight answer on ho wto do this, so if anyone can help, please do. Heres what I want to do....
    I have a G4 tower connected to Sympatico DSL and I want to wirelessly send the internet to the computer downstairs, its an older PC running Windows XP. So if someone can tell me what I need to send the internet to that computer from my mac that would be great, thanks.
     
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    You should be able to use your mac to share the signal I have never heard of someone doing to with a PC at the other end but it should work. So you would need a airport extreme card for the mac and a wireless card for the PC. The other option is to buy a wireless router so you don't need the mac on to use the PC.
     
  3. Toad816 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    K thanks, but I'm not sure what kind of wireless router to get and then which 2 types of cards I would need. Oh and if there is a cheaper way to do the connection I would love to hear, I'm on a budget.
     
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    If you want the cheapest way to do this would be to have a wireless router by the mac have the mac cabled into the router and have a wireless card for the PC. I know many people here would have suggestions of good cheap wireless routers. This option would for sure work. And would be the cheapest i would think.
     
  5. danny_w macrumors 601

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    That is exactly the configuration that I have. I have SBC DSL come into a Linksys WRT54G wireless router which is hardwired to my Mac Mini. I have a pc with a Dlink wireless card and also an iMac with built-in wireless. Works like a champ, and any computer can access the internet at any time, and the router has a hardware firewall which helps keep down on internet attacks to the pc, since nobody on the outside can see it. I am sure there are cheaper routers out there that can do the same job; check Dlink for cheap 54g routers. From what I have heard stay away from Fry's brand (AirLink+).
     
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    You just mentioned one of my pet peeves......it does not have a firewall but NAT. Its not a true firewall but it does the job.

    This would be the route i would go.
     

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