Hooking Up A PC and My mini mac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bobber205, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    #1
    When I order my dell laptop, I would really enjoy creating a LAN between my mac mini and my new laptop.

    Two reasons:

    1) To play LAN games (Starcraft, Warcraft etc) between the laptop and my mini.

    2) To share the Internet connection between my mini and my laptop using a wireless LAN.


    Yes. My mini has an airport inside.
    No problems there. I know I could figure it out, but I want to know if this can be done and if not, why.:D
     
  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    Yeah I'm pretty sure it'd work, you'd just have to set up internet sharing in Sharing System Preferences page although personally I'd rather just get a cheap wireless router - it doesn't have to be an Apple one, any 54g wireless router will do. I'm a particular fan of the Netgear ones myself.
     
  3. Waragainstsleep macrumors regular

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    Since you already have a Mac, I can't imagine why you would want a Dell.
     
  4. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    Yes. I know. I am getting one for college.

    And that is the ONLY reason.

    :p
     
  5. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Another alternative would be to use the "create network" option of the AirPort menu to use the Mac as a WiFi router...

    Overall though, I think that it's much easier to deploy an inexpensive router to do the trick.

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