Windows/OSX networking

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dotty, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. Dotty macrumors member

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    Hello, i don't know if this is in the correct forum so i apoligies in advanced.

    Right, i got my home PC (windows XP) and im trying to network it over to my mac mini (intel - solo) using ethernet, so i can share my internet.

    My PC is connected to the internet via a USB modem, and has an internet LAN card. Now, can someone help me in setting up the connection(on both PC and MAC) to get the mac online so i can update my software?

    Also a possible guide to doing this via wireless (using my wireless card in my PC and airport in my mac) although ethernet is top piority at the moment.

    Thanks in advanced!
     
  2. darrengreer macrumors regular

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    Clarification Question

    You are using a "Dial-up" modem? Or you are using a USB connection to say a DSL modem or a Cable Modem?
     
  3. Dotty thread starter macrumors member

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    Whoops! Sorry, i always forget important info!

    Im using a USB ADSL modem (Sagem f@st800)
     
  4. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Use ethernet connection to share the network .. usb is too slow for that ..:eek:


    Use ethernet: from modem into router then pc and run ethernet cable from the router to Mac mini and turn on file sharing on Mac and pc
     
  5. darrengreer macrumors regular

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    I would recommend going out and buying a cheap Wireless/4-port router, and connecting that to your ADSL modem, and then just connecting your machines to the router.

    Probably can find one for under $60 at Best Buy or Comp USA, or Frys, etc.

    Darren
     
  6. Dotty thread starter macrumors member

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    Heres the thing, we got a wireless ADSL netgear router which used to share the internet throughout the house. But thats jsut randomly stopped working. Hench why im doing it this way.

    any idea?

    INTERNET---ADSL MODEM---PC------MAC


    thats what i want it like.
     
  7. darrengreer macrumors regular

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  8. Dotty thread starter macrumors member

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    upgrading and everything. It just wont connect to the internet. Although my USB modem connects fine. Its silly.

    cheers for teh guide. ill have a read through it now
     
  9. darrengreer macrumors regular

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    Just curious, did the above help at all?

    I've setup ICS in the past...not the easiest thing to do, but not too difficult either.

    Darren
     
  10. Dotty thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope :(

    the computer connected to the internet is running windows XP SP2 and a netgear wirelss card.

    all i want to do is let my mac connect to the card using airport so i can share the internet!

    Routers dont work too well up here because of the crappy old lines.


    help!
     

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