mac/pc shared internet question

Posted on 2004-10-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
ok so i have a mac running osx and a pc running windows xp side to side. only the pc is connected to the internet.

ok let me tell you how my pc is connected to the internet first. its connected thru a phonelink adapter>router>cable modem which is downstairs next to my brother's computer. the reason we used phone lines instead of cables is becaue we didnt want to drill any holes. ok so yea my pc is using the cable connection thru a phone line.

now on to my mac. i want my mac to share my pc's internet. i have a router and two ethernet cables. both are connected to the router. im not able to get on the internet on my mac. is there anything i need to configure on each machine? what exacty do i type in?

any help would be appreciated. thanks
Question by:kidxsai
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    As long as the PC can access internet, you mac can shared it as simple as :

    (PC) <--ethernet cable--> (Mac) (if you have an older mac, you might need an ethernet cross cable, instead of a straight one)

    Setting you need to make on XP :
    Control Panel -> Network Connection : Select the device that it connected to the internet.  In you case is the 'phonelink' and not the ethernet where you connect to Mac.  
    Right click in it -> properties -> advance -> check on "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection".

    Setting on Mac :
    System Preferences -> Network -> Ethernet : set the TCP/IP to DHCP.  Mac will get an address from the XP.

    That's it.  Your Mac should be able to connect to Internet through XP.

    Good luck.

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    hey wow thanks alot. it worked perfectly!. =)

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