Resolved Share wireless signal from iBook to Ethernet

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    TypeSF macrumors newbie

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    My iBook G4 OS10.5.8 has an airport extreme card, and is receiving a neighbor's wireless network.
    I want to share this signal with my existing wired ethernet network, with one older G4, running OS10.2.8, with no network card.

    Is this possible? If so I will slog through the required setup.

    Thanks in advance for your answers and/or workaround suggestions.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    And do you have permission from your neighbor to use his wireless network? If you don't then you shouldn't be doing it.
     
  3. TypeSF thread starter macrumors newbie

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    We share the cost of the signal.

    thanks for your concern, oldwiz. I dumped AT&T's DSL and arranged to share the cost with my neighbor's permission.

    I realize this is a very basic question, but after several hours with the mac site I have clues but no answer. I realize it's very possible with an Extreme base station.

    How about it?
     
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    What model G4 do you have that doesn't have a network card?
     
  5. TypeSF thread starter macrumors newbie

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    G4 has no wireless card, but is networked via ethernet.

    g4 is the dual processor model.
     
  6. Chrisg2014 macrumors regular

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    Your first option is just not logical but you can do it.

    You will need a ethernet cable and plug it in to you iBook and you G5. On your iBook Go to System Preference> Sharing> Click on internet sharing. Have it set up to use the Wifi though the ethernet cable.

    I don't know if this would work. I am running Lion on my Macbook right now. I never had OS X 10.5

    If that does not work you are just going to have to purchase a Airport extreme. Get a refurbished on they are cheaper and are less likely to break because they are held to a hire standard then new products.

    It's $30 off
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FB321LL/A?mco=MTA4MjcyODY
     
  7. TypeSF thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Chrisg2014!

    The missing piece of the puzzle, internet sharing. I am new to networking and appreciate your help. The two computers are already networked on a wired Ethernet. Sharing should get the signal out to the network.

    As to not logical, can you describe a better way to spread this signal? We are working with a zero budget@!
     
  8. TypeSF thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thought you should know the solution - internet sharing. Thanks for your help, O mighty wiz!
     
  9. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    That's fine; I have a neighbor who does the same thing with the guy who lives next door; they split the cost of the internet connection.
     

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