windows to imac internet sharing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thrice123, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. thrice123 macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2006
    im a mac newbie and have just brought a iMac from a friend, however i want to share my internet connection from my windows pc to my imac via a ethernet cable. is this possible? how would i go about doing this? i have shared the internet connection and connected them via a ethernet cable....

    any help is appreciated..

  2. theman5725 macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2006
    I belive you neeed a router (wired or wireless) to share internet.
  3. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    Actually it's far easier to use the mac as the Internet server in this case. XP requires many hoops to jump through and it may screw up a default conection if you want to use the PC elsewhere.

    In the iMac, go to "System Preferences", "Sharing", "Internet"

    Check the boxes o the connection types you have, and click start. That's it!

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