Connecting a Vista laptop to the iMac's wi-fi?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sausemans, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. sausemans macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    #1
    Hello,

    I'm sure this has been asked here before, but..

    How do I connect a Windows Vista laptop to an iMac's wireless internet connection?
     
  2. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

    Veritas&Equitas

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2005
    Location:
    Twin Cities, MN
    #2
    You can't use an iMacs wireless card with a Vista laptop. They are completely different connections? The iMac isn't producing a signal, just receiving one.

    You need to hook up your Vista laptop to the wireless router producing the WiFi signal, not the iMac.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #3
    If you mean that you want to try and share an ethernet-connected network wirelessly using the iMac, you go to system preferences -> sharing -> internet. Select the share from as "built-in ethernet" and to computers using "Airport." Click on the options button and specify the options, and then click on the start button inside the window.

    There are a number of limitations to this approach, though. If you want to do it frequently, you are much, much better off buying a cheap Wifi router.
     

Share This Page