How to set up internet sharing between PC and Mac?

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  1. vollspacken macrumors 65816

    vollspacken

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    I know that a mac forum might not be the right place for a question about PCs, but I'll post it here, since some of you tech-savy people might be able to help me.

    in our appartment, we have set up a home network that is connected to the university dsl network through a router.

    the problem is that at Muenster University, we need to log in through a complicated VPN-connection that Panther's VPN panel can't deliver...

    this is what I do now:
    - I have two computers hooked up to the network (besides my roommate's PCs): a self built PC running XPpro connected through LAN and my tiBook running X 10.3.2 connected through an Airport Extreme basestation. the PC is set up to access the web through said VPN connection, this works fine.

    - I currently browse the web on my tiBook by logging on my PC through Microsoft's Remote Desktop Client (so my PC's desktop is displayed in a Window on my tiBook)

    to make it short, this sucks! I'd rather have web access on my 'book

    so, here comes my question:
    - there must be a way to set up the PC to share its web connection to my Airport Extreme basestation, so that I DON'T have to login with VPN (the PC is already doing this...), but how do I have to set up XP?

    I have two ethernetcards in that machine, is it possible to share the connection through the second card to my basestation/tiBook, in order that this procedure does not interfere with the appartment's main network (the PC is set up in a closet and is always running anyways)?

    I would be very thankful if someone could help me with this, since it's driving me crazy for weeks!!!

    thanks
    vSpacken
     
  2. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    I have heard panther is weak in this area (I still have Jag), what is it that your VPN connection requires? I do not know a way to solve your problem the way u asked, but might be able to help if I knew more about the specifics of the problem...
     
  3. vollspacken thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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  5. wPod macrumors 68000

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    cisco makes a good VPN client for mac. go to www.versiontracker.com and search for cisco VPN client. that is the most powerfull client i know. I used it at my university a couple years ago, so im sure the newer version has more options and compatiblity.
     
  6. blackfox macrumors 65816

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  7. vollspacken thread starter macrumors 65816

    vollspacken

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    o.k., I'll just post the settings of my working Windows XP VPN connection...

    the only problem is: it's in German...

    but since the panels are the same, one should be able to figure out what it means...

    on the second panel under encryption, it says "none"

    maybe this will help you

    vSpacken
     

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