Connecting two macs to the internet through Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock

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  1. Bezbozny macrumors member

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    Hi,

    i would like to ask a question. I have two macbook pros and one Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock. Is it possible to use this one dock to connect both computers to the internet? The dock connects through the ethernet cable to the ethernet wall socket and through a thunderbolt cable to my macbook pro. I want to connect a second macbook to the dock in order to have it also connected to the ethernet. Both computers are located to a place where wifi is forbidden so shareing the connection of the first computer through wifi is not an option.

    Thank you for your help!
     
  2. mfram macrumors 65816

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    You mean have two computers connect to the same Dock each via a Thunderbolt cable? No that will not work. You may only have one computer connected to the Dock at once.

    Given what you have described, the best option is probably to get a network router product. Connect a network cable from the wall jack to the "uplink" port of the router. Connect the two computers via Ethernet cables to the other ports of the router. There may be network architecture reasons this might not work. But it's your best bet.
     
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