Share wired connection from iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by antdawe, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. antdawe macrumors regular

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    Is the below possible.

    I'm being a cheapskate and don't want to fork out on a wireless dongle for SKY HD box.

    I want to get anytime+ and its nowhere near my router.

    Can i plug a ethernet cable from my iMac to my SKY box so it can connect to the anytime+ service?

    if so what do i need to do?

    Thanks all
     
  2. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

    Medic278

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    I don't think so, you would have to connect the ethernet cable to your router. I don't believe that you can use your iMac as a router. So instead of connecting the ethernet cable to the iMac connect it to your router. Do that and you should be good to go.
     
  3. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    System Preferences-->Sharing-->Internet Sharing.
     
  4. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

    Medic278

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    So you can use your iMac as a router? I didn't know that you could do so, I was under the impression that it was not possible.
     
  5. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    I use my iMac as a router all the time when, ironically, my real router flakes out.

    It's quite strange really. My MBA or iPad will have trouble connecting to my dLink router, but then I connect to my iMac's network (which is plugged into that very same router), and everything works just splendidly.
     
  6. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    Cool I learned something new today. This is a handy piece of information to have.
     

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