Possible to link desktop and laptop to share ethernet internet connection?

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  1. LexieMSU08 macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if it is possible to connect a desktop and laptop computer using apple share or bluetooth to share an internet connection that is connected through an ethernet port on the desktop. My internet company is crap so I need to find a way to cut out the router, which I have to reset all the time to get a normal internet speed.

    Desktop is a Mac Pro bought last April, and the laptop is a 12" Powerbook G4. Both have bluetooth, airport, and the newest operating system.

    Thanks!
     
  2. epyfa macrumors regular

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    Doesn't the Mac Pro have 2 Ethernet ports? You could just connect it with the Powerbook. Otherwise you could use Internet sharing via Airport.
     
  3. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Yes -> System Preferences -> Sharing -> Internet Sharing -> Set "Share your connection from Ethernet" and check "To Computers Using Aiport". Set up WEP using Advanced settings
     
  4. LexieMSU08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It does have two ethernet ports, but that would require a wire. I was hoping to do this wireless if possible, that way I can use the laptop all over the house.

    What do you mean Internet sharing via Airport? Wouldn't that require an external router?
     
  5. LexieMSU08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh nice! I knew there had to be an easy solution but all I found on the net was how to do it with PCs. Thanks!
     

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