Windows wireless shared with wired mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iBookJon, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. iBookJon macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2007
    I have a wireless windows box sitting next to my powermac G3 that has no internet access due to the fact the router is on the other side of the house and running cable is not an option. so my question is can i shear the wireless signal my PC is using with my mac via ethernet cable and if so how would i set it up cause i have looked long and hard for this answer and can not find it.

    thanks for any help
  2. jonnylink macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2007
    you want to look for "Network Bridge" which is how you do exactly what you want. Not sure how it works in terms of PC -> Mac though. In theory it shouldn't matter what is connected to the PC but who knows what MS does with these things.
  3. dazzer21 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2005
    I've got a Vista PC running wireless in the back office while I have a Mac Mini running 10.4 wired to the same router in another room. All I needed to do was intall the software on the PC (it's for a Netgear wireless router with a Netgear USB wireless dongle). The Mac is connected into one of the 4 ethernet ports on the router, cable modem plugged into it's relevant port - bingo! I've even forwarded all the relevant ports in order to connect (from the Mini only) to my Mac at work via VNC and create a 2-way FTP connection between both Macs too.

    So in a nutshell, I found it a doddle. If only networking between the Mac and the PC was as simple...
  4. iBookJon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2007
    okay i set up it up on the windows side but i dont think my ethernet port on the mac is working right or at all cause when i plug in the cable nothing happens but when i open net info it sees the card and nothing seems to be wrong. Is there some way i can run a test on the card to see if its working right?

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