Sharing an airport connection to a pc over ethernet?

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  1. alphaone macrumors 6502

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    I have a question. I am thinking about building a PC for gaming only soon and I am wondering if I can share the airport connection (dsl) over ethernet to the pc. Now I know that this works with other macs. I would test it myself, but I don't have any PC's to test it with. Can anyone answer my question? I really don't want to have to put in a wireless card in the pc when the mac right next to it has a perfectly good connection already.
     
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  3. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Yup, you can do it. Just go to the "Sharing" preference pane and go to "Internet" and click the "Share the connection...." thing. Doesn't matter if it's a mac or pc that your sharing to. All your mac will do is become a DHCP server and assign an IP address to anything that requests one, completely platform independent. One thing though, the mac will have to be on for the pc to get a connection. Good luck.
     
  4. alia macrumors 6502a

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    My mom has her mac connected to an Airport base station - then, she has 3 to 4 PCs networked to the mac all with wireless cards - 2 are desktops that use USB to wireless adapters. All of the computers share an internet connection. Is this what you were asking?

    Alia
     
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