Sharing ethernet iMac connection with MacBook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xfusejc, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. xfusejc macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2006
    I just got a new MacBook and I'm trying to get onto the Internet but it doesn't seem to be working. I already turned Airport on, but other than that, I'm not sure what else to do. Do I need to create a network on my iMac and then find it with my MacBook? Any help would be great.
  2. xfusejc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2006
    I kinda got it work there for a moment, but wow is it slow.

    I was searching through the forum and I see that most people recommend getting a router and then just share the Internet connection through that.

    How would that work too? Connect the DSL modem to the router and then the router would share it with my iMac and the MacBook?
  3. valdore macrumors 65816


    Jan 9, 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri. USA
    Connect the router and the DSL. Then connect the iMac's ethernet cable to the router, and then use Airport on your Macbook to pick up the wireless signal given off by the router.
  4. darwen macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
    California, US
    Just a note to anyone reading this that does not know. You cannot send and recieve a signal from the same wireless card. In order to do this you must have a wired connection into the computer and a wireless signal going out.

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