mac pro dual nic card:

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by j2048b, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    if i have a separate windows computer, can i just plug it into the 2nd ethernet port on my mac pro and use internet thru it to that windows computer?

    do i have to enable internet sharing first, or will it just work as an internet plugin for that 2nd computer?

    thanks
    j
     
  2. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    You would need to turn on internet connection sharing and configure DHCP or static addresses.

    Switches are cheap, go buy a switch.
     
  3. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i already have 3 switches, 1 hp pro curve 8 port, and two of the new dlink green switches, 1-8 and 1-5 port, all great but, i just want to use the 2 nic openings i have so i dont need to hook up a 5 port switch for 2 computers.

    or i will quit being lazzy and get vmware or parrelles and install windows finally!
     
  4. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    Probably a good idea as ICS is really not an ideal solution. I wouldn't recommend using it unless you have to. Switches are cheap, use a switch.
     

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