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How to set up a Mac and PC for internet connection sharing?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by nikolat, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    Hey all, I'm thinking of getting a Mac and I know you can set up a Mac and PC up for internet sharing, but I don't really know how. I've been googling' and I found out about a cross-over connection, which, as far as I understand, requires you to plug both your PC's and Mac's Ethernet cables into an Ethernet hub to make a connection.

    OK, so I was hoping one of you could give me a detailed explanation on how this cross-over thing is done, including what to do on both of the machines (and what I need to do it).

    Thanks :):)
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    #2
    You need a router. That's it.
     
  3. macrumors G5

    Consultant

    #3
    "Ethernet crossover cables" are VERY OLD technology. Most modern computers don't need it. (Ethernet ports on Macs can auto-crossover for a long time now).

    You should get one of the AirPort products.
    http://www.apple.com/wifi/

    I have the AirPort Extreme.
     
  4. macrumors G4

    #4
    Technically that's not true. But pactically, yes just buy a router.

    The reason is that now days a low-end home router costs not much more than a hub. But if you attempt the connection sharing thing using a hub both computers will have to be powered up at once. Also the router will have a nice firewall built in and some other usfull features as well.

    So I agree "buy a router" If you are strapped for cash look on ebay or creigslist
     
  5. macrumors newbie

    #5
    Apple does sell an over priced Ethernet wireless N router witch does you no good use, if you have the pc running g or even b. I would rec emend going to a computer parts store, and just getting a good but cheap linksus router. you don't need to do much on the mac if all three connections (Modem, Mac, and PC) are connected to the router.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

    #6
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