Could you please assist me to get my sister & her boyfriend set up on the internet? She has recently purchased a new iBook and he's got an older iBook which is already set up on the web. They've also purchased a wireless access point which i was going to set up for them last night but it turns out they've only got a USB (not ethernet as i had assumed) modem connected to his iBook, so i wasn't able to use this in conjunction with the wireless AP. So for now I thought i'd try to share his internet connection. Here is the scenario: A = iBook running Panther, connected to internet with USB dsl modem B = iBook running Tiger, would like to share A's connection I have followed Mac Help to enable web sharing over Airport on iBook A Question is how does iBook B 'see' the shared connection? (Sorry if this seems like a completely dumb question but i'm pretty new to this mac stuff myself and they are both clueless!) Airport is ON on both. Should we get an option under the airport menu on B to see A's "network"? Or do we connect from B to A by opening up Finder and connecting to A's machine in that way? if this is the case then do we log on as A, or do we need to set up some sort of account on A's machine for B to use? (am i being really thick here?!!) anyway i tried logging on to A's machine as A (from iBook B) but for some reason it didn't work - kept coming back with incorrect username or password. So then I tried to set up the USB DSL modem on iBook B to see if we could maybe share it the other way around. I couldn't get it to work. Does OS X not automatically detect new hardware like Windows does? I plugged in the usb modem and was expecting it to auto-detect it but it didnt. So we loaded up the CD and installed drivers etc but it didn't seem to add the entry for the "Hermstedt WebShuttle DSL modem" that we see in network preferences on iBook A. We gave up after a while of it not working as it was getting late, so I quit all the applications and ejected the CD. However the CD icon was still visible on the desktop and then we got the spinning beachball of death.... went on for about 15 mins plus... i tried to force quit but it didn't do anything and tried to power off but nothing. In the end we pulled the battery out to turn the machine off. Why did that happen? It is a BRAND NEW iBOOK!! Anyway, sorry for the length of this post. 1. Could anyone please advise how we would get iBook B to see iBook A's shared connection? Am i correct in assuming that you can share using the airport cards, or do you have to physically wire them together? 2. Could you also advise on the hardware auto-detect issue - should tiger auto-detect USB devices as with windows or not? If it should, then does this mean that the USB ports are faulty? 3. any thoughts on why we got the spinning beachball of death on a brand new machine? how should you normally force quit or hard-reboot a machine if force-quit itself doesn't work? Could it be the RAM? Last week we added a 256MB module from a PowerBook which was originally supplied by Apple so it's not dodgy 3rd party RAM or anything.