Wireless Internet Sharing On Mac! Argg!

BlueDingo

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 17, 2006
16
0
Sydney Australia
Ok, so

i bought a Cnet router the other day with 2 Ralink dongles (could not be bothered buying a Airport, to expensive) , i set up 1 of the dongle's for my windows xp pc pretty easly.

but my mac :mad: , it takes for ever to find the the server, ip addres ect


and when it does connect, whenever i turn my windows xp pc on, the mac disconects, WHY!?!?

any1 got advice to help me fix this, i want to have my mac having the intrenet, while my mum,sis,dad use the Xp.

and if u must no, i have Mac Os X 10.4.6 Tiger

also, when i do fix this, can i fileshare between my 2 pc's?
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
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Adelaide, Australia
Does the dongle have late OSX drivers installed? Assuming the router is regular 802.11B or 802.11G, you might be better off with an Apple AirPort card. Just check whether your Mac needs an older AirPort card or an AirPort Extreme card before buying anything.

File-sharing should be very straightforward once all machines are on the same wireless network. :)
 

zflauaus

macrumors 65816
Nov 19, 2004
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Why don't you make your Mac have a static IP and see if that works? Just find out what the router's IP is, and on you Mac in System Prefs, go to Network, Airport, and go to TCP/IP and choose manual. Choose and IP preferably under 100 and see if it works. Good luck.
 

BlueDingo

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 17, 2006
16
0
Sydney Australia
zflauaus said:
Why don't you make your Mac have a static IP and see if that works? Just find out what the router's IP is, and on you Mac in System Prefs, go to Network, Airport, and go to TCP/IP and choose manual. Choose and IP preferably under 100 and see if it works. Good luck.

nah, that doesent work, i have to use this program that came with the drivers to config it:mad: :confused: