Sharing internet (12PB -> G3PM)

joecool85

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I have a 12 powerbook connecting to the internet via airport card, is there a way to share that internet connection to my G3 Powermac? I'd rather do that than run a cable all the way into my study.
 

peterparker

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Unfortunately I don't think you can share your connection from the same device (Airport) that you are using to get your Internet connection from. You can share your connection using an ethernet cable from your PowerBook to the G3.
 

joecool85

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Um, that is what I meant. Use the airport on my laptop, and run an ethernet cable from the PB to the PM. Does that work?
 

peterparker

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joecool85 said:
Um, that is what I meant. Use the airport on my laptop, and run an ethernet cable from the PB to the PM. Does that work?
Yes. Turn on Internet Sharing in System Preferences/Internet. Choose Built-in Ethernet to share. You will have to turn on Personal Web Sharing in Services if your firewall is on.
 

joecool85

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Allright, well, I guess we'll see then. Thanks for all the help guys!

edit:
alright, well, I got it to work from my computer(using airport) connecting to an XP machine using ethernet...but its REALLY slow. Any ideas? Would an Apple connected to it this way be faster or is it just that running through and sharing internet this way is slow?

**edit #2**
Found out for sure its a 266 DT model. Not sure how I'm gonna do internet, I may just got a long wire and run it from my router...it'd only need to be 25-30 feet. If need be I could put a switch half way.