Share internet between two macs via BT?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Music_Producer, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

    Sep 25, 2004
    I have a MacBook which connects to the internet via Airport.. now I just got in a Mac Pro without the airport card installed.. is it possible to get the mac pro online by sharing the MacBook's internet via bluetooth?

    I paired them both via bluetooth.. and turned on internet sharing on the macbook.. but the MP still can't browse anything. Am I doing something wrong? :confused:
  2. Music_Producer thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 25, 2004
  3. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    I know it's not the answer you want, but pony up the $49 for the Airport card! The sharing is going to require the laptop to be available, booted up, unslept, and may degrade performance of both machines.

    As a backup, why can't you just share via ethernet? The useful range of Bluetooth for data is small, small enough that it should be in short ethernet cable range...

    EDIT: After further research, it appears there is no user-installable Airport card for the Mac Pro! Now I see your dilemma, that truly sucks. I can't believe they would do that.
  4. hayduke macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2005
    is a state of mind.
    If it were configurable it would be under the Sharing preference pane, but it doesn't appear to be a built-in option.'


    There is an option in the Bluetooth Pref. Pane under "Advanced..." that appears to allow internet sharing.
  5. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    Yeah, that's a dumb move on Apple's part. It makes absolutely no sense.

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