Mac Internet Sharing To a PC Box

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bobber205, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020


    Nov 15, 2005
    I've tried all the "usual" wizards XP has to connect to a internet source through a network. The PC is downstairs way away from the router. How do I hook my macbook and the pc with an ethernet cord and get the pc to listen to my net connection?
  2. HunterPlatinum macrumors member


    Aug 25, 2006
    is it a crossover cable? or are you using a hub?
    also what are you using this for? jut information transfers via ftp client or are you trying to simply access the hdd and copy info or stream info such as video or mp3's?
  3. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    You're trying to use Internet Sharing from OS X to your WinXP PC? Sounds more like a OS X question than a Windows on a Mac question (it has nothing to do with running Windows on a mac!), but I digress.

    How are the computers connected and how is your Mac connected to the internet? To share the connection go to System Preferences -> Sharing -> Internet and then turn on Internet Sharing, making sure you're sharing *from* the right connection *to* the right connection (ethernet port, Airport, etc.).

    If you have the Firewall on, then you need to turn the "Personal Web Sharing" service on in the Services tab.

    Once you do this, Windows should be able to go online without problems, as long as it's configured to connect to the internet through the right port.

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