Sharing Internet from iMac G3 (panther)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by OliverOSX93, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Accrington
    #1
    Hello, anyone think they can help with this problem?

    I'm trying to share my G3s airport connection with my win xp pc. I have them hooked up with an Ethernet cable and sharing is on (from airport / to Ethernet)

    I can't understand why this isn't working.
     
  2. macrumors G3

    eyoungren

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    Phoenix, AZ USA
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    I used to share my PowerBook's connection at Starbucks back when my son was using our old iBook (for whatever reason our iBook gets really bad reception). On his end, DHCP had to be enabled because what actually happens is that the Mac that's sharing assigns a dynamic IP address.

    Is your PC set up to use DHCP?
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    Off topic, but in which way? What ibook is it?
     
  4. macrumors G3

    eyoungren

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    Wirelessly posted

    It's an iBook G3 Dual USB. 600mhz.

    It has an original Airport card and connects to our home wifi but only gets about half strength reception around 25ft from the router. It gets no reception at all at Starbucks. Even if it would be able to connect, it doesn't see Starbucks network at all. It's as if airport was completely off. I had to connect an Ethernet cable to it and share my PowerBook's connection.

    No big deal now as it's at home because my son has his own PowerBook.
     
  5. macrumors 68040

    California

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    Is this a utility that was germane in Panther? Not sure, I only know about all the old gray "airport" CDs I have from that era.
     

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