Tether Internet from MBP to Desktop

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ortegacarlton, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. ortegacarlton macrumors newbie

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    Hi forums,

    I was wondering if there was anyway to tether my MBP to my desktop via Ethernet-to-Ethernet. I wanted to pull the wireless connection my MBP is getting and connect it to my desktop, since I dont have any cables that would reach far enough. (and/or would the connection I would be sending to my desktop be as efficient as say...my MBPs wireless signal)

    If anyone has any ideas, I'd greatly appreciate it :).
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    OS X has built-in connection sharing (although I am not sure it will work for your case). Look into System Prefereces->Sharing->Internet Sharing

    P.S. On another note, just get a WiFi adaptor for you desktop. They are dirt cheap and it will be much more flexible this way.
     
  3. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Internet connection sharing is built in to OS X. There's a tick option in the sharing panel of System Preferences.

    Might just be easier to buy a USB WiFi adapter for the PC though...
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Internet connection sharing is like wi-fi to ethernet or ethernet to wi-fi. It doesn't do wi-fi to wi-fi.
     
  5. JPNFRK7 macrumors 6502

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    I use a Ethernet cable from my Macbook to my Windows XP desktop by using a ethernet cable in the port on my Macbook to the Port on the desktop. Just make sure Internet sharing is turned on in "Sharing" in System Preferences
     

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