sharing internet to pc

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sach504, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

    can i set it up so that my mac is a server on a pc network.... so that the all the PCs connect to the internet through the mac? how?
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Since 10.2, you've had the option to enable internet sharing in System Preferences.

    Just curious as to why you want to do this instead of using a dedicated router.
  3. macrumors member

    im on dial up.
  4. Moderator emeritus


    You can find some older routers that are dial-up capable, but let's pursue your options with your current set up.

    Under System Preferences>Sharing>Internet, you can route network traffic from your modem coming in to go out your ethernet port. The trick then becomes splitting that out for your PCs - you'll probably want a switch.
  5. macrumors member

    well currently i am set up like this

    pc connected to the internet > ethernet hub> 2 macs and another pc

    what i want is to be directly connected on the mac and the other computers access the internet through it. i tried just turning internet sharing on but just that didn't work.
  6. Moderator emeritus


    OK, here's how I'm envisioning your setup to work w/ sharing through the Mac:

    dial up -> Mac -> ethernet hub -> 2 PCs and other Mac

    In 10.3 you set up sharing as follows:
    Select to "Share your connection from:" the Internal Modem, and then select Built-in Ethernet under "To computers using", then click Start.

    It might be slightly different under 10.2.

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