Two Networks Computer to Computer and a regular internet connection

Discussion in 'macOS' started by troyman11, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. troyman11 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2008
    Is it possilbe to have two Networks a Computer to Computer and a regular internet connection. IF so what software do i DL etc.
  2. vansouza macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2006
    West Plains, MO USA Earth
    Can you explain what you are trying to do? I have two networks, one g and one n, but I use two routers on one cable modem. I take it you do not have wireless, is that correct?
  3. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2008
    Brisbane, Australia
    As above, what is it exaclty you are doing?

    If I understand correctly, you want a computer to computer network, and share the internet connection?

    If so, simply go to System Preferences -> Sharing on the computer you wish to take the load, and turn on Internet Sharing. You can specify how you want to share the internet (Airport, Firewire....) Since you are talking about a computer to computer network, you might as well pick Airport. But the internet accessible computer would have to be on the net via wired (EG Ethernet/USB etc) , as you are already on a Wireless network (the computer to computer)

    Alternativly, you could share the internet connection via Firewire, and then you would be free to connect to your wireless router with the computer that is sharing its connection.
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    The normal and most common setup is to connect a rounter (wired or not) to both your internal home network and to your Internet service provider. Even in the case of someone who has only one computer and a router there are two networks. (1) the "Internet" that is on the upstream side of the router and (2) the wire between the router and your computer is a "network"

    The job of a router and the reason it is called "router" is that it's function is to move data from one network to another, to "route" packets.

    I think what you are asking is how to expand the simple (#2) network. It's easy. Most routers have multiple LAN ports just plug the second computer in there.
  5. troyman11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2008
    This is what I want to do

    Say i have WifiA as a school network that connects to the internet. I also want to have a Computer-to-computer network with this one guy so we can play video games together because the WifiA has blocked it. I also want to be able to go on the internet at the same time but the COmp to COmp network is just wireless Me creating it and him joining

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