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I have a lot experience building Windows networks and Windows OS in general, but Ive been asked to network a g5 and two mbps in a home enviroment.  Without having ever used a Mac, is this a fairly simple task?  Is my knowledge of TCP/IP, DHCP and 802.11 / WPA going to help me at all here?  I'm certainly up for the challenge but I don't want to appear to be a complete buffoon.  I've always heard that Macs are easier to use but honestly have never even looked at one.  
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What's an mpbs?
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sorry, that's how the question was posed to me.  I'm pretty sure it's macbook pro x 2.
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It's not terribly difficult. If you pull down the Apple Menu on a Mac to System Preference, you get the Mac equivalent of windows Control Panel. The two that you need are the Sharing preference pane and the Network Preference pane. If you poke around a bit, you should be able to figure things out. The preference panes vary a bit depending on which version of OS X you are using.

Here are a couple of freeware utilities that can assist on setup:

Sharepoints:  http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/12512

Sharepoints Automounter:  http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/16083

I assume that you will install a router to share a broadband internet connection and act as a DHCP server.

Post back if you need specific help.
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