Internet Connection Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by purplefariefire, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. purplefariefire macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2005
    I need to find a way to connect my hp notebook to my router, to be able to share the connection. Problem is, the notebook's home is in another room, and I don't have a wireless card for it. So, maybe I can get by with connecting it to the ethernet port of my iBook,which is in the same room, and my iBook being connected to the router wirelessly. How do I set this up?
  2. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2003

    not sure about this but try plugginf in an ethernet cable in ur ibook
    and hopefully network it with ur pc so it can share any active connection it finds on ur mac
  3. Ogre55 macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2005
    I think in order to directly connect two machines together directly with ethernet you will need to by a cross over cable, but I am not sure. You might be able to find more info on apples support site.
  4. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    As far as I know, it can't be done. As I get your post, you want to connect your HP to your Mac, and then you want your Mac to go to your wireless router. You should be able to connect to your HP and still use the Airport at the same time, but the internet connection will only be for the Mac.

    [Edit]-Just because I write that it won't work, dosn't mean somebody else dosn't know better.
  5. ftaok macrumors 601


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast

    I theory, it sounds like what you suggest may be possible. I don't think that the iBook (or any other Mac) can have both the Airport and Ethernet connections simultaneously active. However, Airport equipped Macs are able to act as a software Basestation. In this case, the Ethernet port is active and so is the Airport. The iBook would recieve the Internet via Ethernet and distribute via Airport. This is the exact reverse of what you're trying to do.

    I've never heard/read about anyone trying to do this. Certainly worth a Google. If you can't find anything or can't get it to work, getting a wireless card (or bridge) for the HP is probably the easiest. And that's guarenteed to work.

  6. purplefariefire thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2005
    Thank you all for your replies. I'll keep looking in to it and trying what ya'll have suggested.

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