Mac to PC internet connection via Ethernet, Can You Help

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  1. siam macrumors regular

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    I am sure this may have been asked before , but I am having a problem finding an answer,:(

    I have an iMac ( 2008 ) and my wife has a ACER E500 PC ( no WiFi connection ) , running Windows XP Media Edition
    the only internet connection we have is to my iMac, so as both my iMac and my wifes PC both have
    Ethernet connections , I am trying to share my iMac internet connection to my wifes PC via an
    Ethernet cable , I am having no luck in getting it working , can any one offer some advice please
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    How does your iMac access the internet?
    Via Airport/W-LAN to a router to a modem?
    Do you use PPPoeE on your iMac or on a router?

    Have you looked at internet sharing in the Sharing System Preferences?
     
  3. siam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    How does your iMac access the internet?

    By CDMA Wireless USB modem ..

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    Do you use PPPoeE on your iMac or on a router?



    Not sure ?

    Have you looked at internet sharing in the Sharing System Preferences?


    Yes but cannot see any connection ?


    Ive connected an Ethernet cable between my iMac and the PC , but cannot see any connections being recognized :(


    Thanks
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    So you use an UMTS (HSDPA) to connect to the internet, right?

    It will have its own software, which you have to run to connect to the internet.

    Have a look at the manual (sometimes on the stick) and see if you can use the stick without the software that came with and set up a PPPoE network setting, so that your Mac itself will dial up.
    That way you could share the internet connection.

    Have you taken a look at System Preferences > Network if you USB stick might have created its own setting?

    You can post screen shots if you have trouble deciphering what you find.
     
  5. siam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi, Thanks for that I am off now to have a look I will post back how I get on ..:)
     

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