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Posted on 2003-03-07
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I just bought the new G4 powerbook with the 12" screen. I have 2 PC's at home,both connected to the internet through a Belkin 4port Router and a cable modem.What i am trying to figure out is HOW to set up the Mac to connect throught the router to the Internet.I am NOT concerned with sharing files with the PC'S really,as my wife uses them strictly for her at home business, while I need the Internet access for MY work.Can Ya'll help? and DO i have to have file sharing enabled? Also I JUST downloaded OS X 10.2.4 and all the other new downloads So I am current with the software. I am just confused on HOW to get onlive Via the router, and will the WINXP systems screw things up.Also will I need to re-configure the router? the PC'S connect just fine and have been connected that way for many months.

Also while on the road for my company I have to use a DIAL UP connection.Is there a way to set it all up so that i can use the cable modem/router combo at home,the dial up on the road, and NOT have to manually change everything?

Thanks all
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Dont need to reconfigure the router. Dont need to turn on filesharing.

1) Open your Network control panel.
2) Select the Built-In Ethernet interface. It should be first in your list.
3) Configure Manually, not via DHCP.
4) Enter the same information in the TCP/IP tab that you have on the PCs. The only difference will be the IP address which should be unique.

To set it up for Dialup, in the same window as above
1) go to "Show: Network Port Configurations". Turn on the internal modem if it isnt already.
2) "Show: Internal Modem"
3) Enter the information as per your ISPs instructions. Youll have to look through the TCP/IP tab, PPP tab, and Modem tab.

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Thank you ..but one problem..the IP being used is the one in the router,NOT the one in the pc's.so do I use the ROUTER ip address? or do I need a DIFFERENT IP in the tab? and on the dial up question, why do I need to look through the TCP/IP,PPP And modem tabs?
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All your machines will have the same router IP. They will also each have a unique IP address for themselves. The router and other machines probably have addresses like, Your Mac should be or the like.

For the modem you need to look through the TCP/IP, PPP, and Modem tabs to set them up with phone numbers, login names, passwords, etc etc.
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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!.I have printed out all of the information and added to my "stuff I REALLY need" file folder, along with how to setup my airport card, and where to find the best restaurants in Nashville. thank you again for the info.

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