Networking configuration

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wrldwzrd89, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #1
    I have a networking question. Currently, my Mac connects to the Internet wirelessly, and an Ethernet cable connects it to my Windows PC, which doesn't have Internet access. I have Windows sharing set up on my Mac so the two computers can exchange files.

    I was wondering if enabling sharing on the Windows PC instead of the Mac and connecting to the PC from the Mac would be more secure. If so, I can simply use the networking guide here to set everything up.

    Also, is the Mac firewall going to cause problems? I have it enabled.
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 601

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    The only added security benefit would be closing the Windows sharing port on your Internet connected Mac.

    I would definitely move the share to the Windows PC. The sharing guide should help you, and the Mac firewall will pose no problems.
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    As I suspected. Thanks.
     

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