Mac Networking Help

Discussion in 'macOS' started by R.Youden, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. R.Youden macrumors 68020

    R.Youden

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    Hi.

    I am an experiemced Mac user but I have never done much networking. I used to have my two Macs connected to broadband via my Airport Express, not very complex really.

    I have now had to move and only have ADSL which is connected to my PowerMac via a SpeedTouch USB modem. How can I connect my PowerBook to the ADSL?

    Can I 'highjack' the connection from the PowerBook, or would it be best for me to buy a new ADSL modem with built in Wireless connector. Also how would a dial-up ADSL work with an ADSL modem with wireless connector?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816

    Darwin

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    Doesn't the modem also have an ethernet connection?

    If not it's usually better to have one, the ones with USB can be annoying
     
  3. R.Youden thread starter macrumors 68020

    R.Youden

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    Nope just a normal USB job (we had to buy it when we got the connection).

    I have been looking at the D-Link ADSL Wireless modem and was wondering how that would work. At the moment I have to connect as if I was using a 56K modem. Would the D-Link have an "always-on" setting?
     
  4. Darwin macrumors 65816

    Darwin

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    That is an option, and with the wireless router and modem in one box means you only need one box

    ADSL modems yes have an always on option and with the router doing the work you won't need both computers to be on to use the internet
     

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