Power Mac G5 Share Internet Connection with pc?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rs0728, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. rs0728 macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2006
    Hello everyone.. Hopefully someone can lend me a hand.

    I have a PowerMac G5 running Mac OS X 10.4.7. It is equipped with Airport wireless. Right now it is connecting to the internet via a Linksys router which is located in another room in my house. The connection is terrible. I actually have a PC running windows xp home edition, which is in the same room as my Mac, which also connects to the same router and the connection is very good.

    I would like to know if it is possible to connect my Mac directly to my pc via a standard ethernet cable and access the internet through my pc as opposed to using the wireless Airport connection, since the PC has a better connection...

    Is this possible? If so, how?

    Thanks so much in advance for any assistance...
  2. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    You can network a Mac and PC together with a standard straight through ethernet cable, but sometimes networking anything with Windows XP Home Ed is a pain in the @$$! You can try it and it should work.

    Make sure the ethernet cable is connected to BOTH computers. Then on the PC, go to Control Panels, and then double click on Network Connections. Then double click on the Network Wizard. This will allow you to share your internet connection from the PC to the Mac. Click Next on the initial screen. Then on the 2nd screen make sure you choose the section that says This computer connects directly to the internet. The other computers will connect to the internet through this computer. Then click next. If the 2 computers are talking to each other it should go through fine.

    Make sure you have the Windows firewall DISABLED! Also note that any other software based firewall such as Norton Internet Security, or Zone Alarm may create some trouble. Since you have a Linksys Router which has a hardware based firewall built into it which is 100% better than any software based firewall, its not necessary to have a software based firewall installed so I would uninstall any software based firewalls and you'll save yourself a ton of headaches.
  3. rs0728 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2006
    Thanks mklos!

    I really appreciate you taking the time out to respond... I will try what you have recommended my friend....

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