Sharing a Connection with a PC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pianodude123, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. pianodude123 macrumors 6502a

    pianodude123

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    I currently have an IBM thinkpad running Windows XP which is able to connect to the internet through a wireless card built into it. I have an ethernet cord. I want my powermac with only an ethernet jack to get internet for this temporary crisis. What should I do on both ends to make the magic happen??
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    See if this helps:

    http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/ics_xp

    It's pretty straightforward. The only real trick is to make sure that, if your upstream connection is to a router (giving you intranet IP addresses of the 192.168 or 10.0 variety) that you do not set the new network up to use the same scheme (i.e. set it up to use whichever of those two is not in use upstream).

    Once you have the Windows computer set up, you just plug the Mac in....
     
  3. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    pianodude123

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    nope...didnt work...

    Anyway...if I have an old Airport extreme card from a powerbook, can I use that in my powermac?

    Will it require a service from apple or will I be able to do it myself?
     

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