Sharing internet connection between a powerbook and an iBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by acearchie, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. acearchie macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    I have a powerbook with an airport card currently connected to my belkin network with broadband! Is there anyway I can share this with my ibook via ethernet to update some things?

    Thanks
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    Yes! and very easily.

    So your Powerbook is using the Airport card so you'll have to share the network through a wired ethernet cable.

    On the powerbook go to System Preferences> Sharing, and find the Internet tab at the top. Under this you'll select Share internet connection on Airport and then check the box for Built-In Ethernet.

    Now connect your iBook and PB together and set your iBook for an ethernet connection and you're all set.
     
  3. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    Thats what I believed until I have now done it and it hasn't worked! But I shall try and re-configure it! Thanks though!
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    Ultimately the easiest solution is to plug the iBook into your router. I am a bit surprised that the sharing advice didn't work. Does the iBook have DHCP enabled? Cause this sounds like a network setting problem.

    Oh and good to know I helped you in the past as well with your PB (the old thread you bumped came to my attention).
     
  5. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    Yeh You have an uncanny knack for helping me with my networking problems!

    Thanks!

    I had a friend round who finnally got it to work! But im sure without his help aswell we would have been stuck! Thanks!
     

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