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Set up mac to access internet through windows vista pc

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by nicolanicola, May 1, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    I'm lost, how do I do this?

    I have 3 mobile internet modem plugged into my pc. I have a wireless router that both my mac and my laptop are connected to. I want to be able to use the pc's net access on my mac.

    I have been searching for guides but the steps show options that aren't available on my os for some reason (10.5.6) such enabling windows sharing within the sharing screen on mac, that service isn't listed.

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. macrumors member

    Thanks I'll try that. Because my router isn't on the net yet via my home phone line. I've just moved house and amn't getting broadband until wednesday so someone lent me a mobile modem until then. I can't get it to work on my mac though so I am having to share it.
  4. macrumors member

    The problem with the info in that link is that it is assuming it's 2 pcs that are being connected. The things it says to do for the client computer aren't translatable into mac terms!!
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    You should do it via the Mac. Much easier and more stable.
  6. macrumors member

    How would I do that? Do you mean plug the modem into the mac?
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    Or go to a cafe with free wifi.

    Wireless modems are hard to share, by the way.
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    You should be able to just plug the Mac into the PC's ethernet port once you have the PC set up. That's how it works when sharing a Mac's internet connection - it should already be set up on the client.

    However, like I said earlier, I haven't done this for some time. When I was PC-only I tried to do this to save on buying a router, and couldn't even get two PCs to connect reliably. But that was five or six years ago and despite what we say, Windows has improved in that time.

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