Internet Sharing over Firewire

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Quobobo, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. Quobobo macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2003
    Okay, here's my problem: I have an old iMac with an ADSL connection taking up the 1 ethernet port, so I occasionally network it with my iBook over Firewire for internet sharing (both are running 10.3.3). The problem is, every time I want to get a network connection of any sort between the two, I have to stop internet sharing on the iMac and start it again; I can't just plug in and network the two like I can over ethernet.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? It's really inconvenient to do this every time, especially if someone else is using the iMac... I really wish the iMac came with another ethernet port.
  2. parrothead macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2003
    Edmonds, WA
    Is setting up a wireless network out of the question? That's what I have with my 3 Macs at home and it works great.
  3. javabear90 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2003
    Houston, TX
    I would get a cheap $10 hub/switch and connect the 2. That usually works
  4. Quobobo thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2003
    Yeah, a wireless network is totally out of the question ($$).. the only reason I'm doing this over Firewire is because I only do it occasionally, and if I can get this problem worked out I don't even need to buy a cheap router for my needs.

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