Want to share internet with PC(laptop) and iBook - HELP!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Shayna96, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. Shayna96 macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2004
    Hi! Got an iBook for Christmas. Have a laptop with direct connection to a cable modem. How can I share internet via wireless between both machines? I was looking at a Netgear wireless router, but have no idea what to do, if I need to purchase anything else, how to use and hook up, etc. Any advice?

    Thanks in advance!!!!
  2. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    From a Mac:

    Go to System Prefs->Sharing
    If the cable goes in via Ethernet, select Ethernet from the built in box.
    Then say stream to Airport. (Airport must be on first)
    Click the start button
  3. Shayna96 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2004
    Thanks. But if I wanted wireless capability, would I connect the modem to the router and then be able to be "mobile" throughout the house with both machines without wires? And what about printing? Would I need to connect the printer to te router too so both computers can print to it without a direct connection?

    Thanks for the help!
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    It is generally safer to get a Linksys router. You plug your cable into the cable modem. You plug the Ethernet cable from to cable modem to the WAN port of the router. You don't "share" the Ethernet connection from any of your computers. The router does that. Each computer is an equal citizen on your private LAN. Set-up each of your laptops to access the network wirelessly.
  5. Shayna96 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2004
    Wonderful! Thanks MisterMe - I'll let you know how things go...

    Happy New Year!

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