Connnecting to Vista internet without an ethernet?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by m52, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. m52 macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    I got my first MBA (and my first Mac ever) today, so I'm pretty clueless about what's going on. I don't have a router, but I do have a ton of ethernet cables and a USB cable. My Windows Vista Home Basic connects with an ethernet cable to black Westell box for a DSL connection, which I'm hoping to connect my MBA to. Would anyone know how to do so, especially since my USB cable is a bit weird: http://networkcable-tester.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/usb-cable.jpg

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    No that won't work. You need either a wifi router or a USB Ethernet adapter
     
  3. brand macrumors 601

    brand

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    A ThunderBolt Cinema Display would also work.
     
  4. m52 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help, guys! I'll get the ethernet/USB converter soon.
     
  5. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    Does your pc have wifi? If so you can bridge its Ethernet connection and set it up as an access point. Don't know the exact steps for vista, though.
     
  6. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

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    serious? the cinema display has ethernet connectivity/modem?
     
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    The THUNDERBOLT Cinema display has a Thunderbolt connector that gives the MBA some Firewire, USB, AND Ethernet connectors on the display itself.

    It is however very expensive ($1000) if all you need is ethernet ($29 dongle).
     

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