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#1 OmegamB

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 04:40 PM

Today I received a Powermac G4 in the mail from eBay, however it did not come with an airport card. If I were to plug an ethernet cord into the back of the Mac and the other end of cord into my PC which has a wireless adapter, would I be able to browse the internet?

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:23 PM

In theory, yes. My attempts on the XP platform were not successful. I created a 'bridge' connection between the wireless adapter(Wlan) and the LAN. However, all 3 devices moved to the 'local network'. I gave up trying to find the property setting to keep Wlan classified as internet.

IF you are starting from fresh, you may be fortunate to use the wizards to make this work. My home network has been re-configured several times.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:02 PM

If your PC is running Windows XP, you are probably going to want to read up on this information which introduces and discusses how to configure and use Internet Connection Sharing (ICS):
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/234815
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/n...d_02july01.mspx

At quick glance, you are going to need to make sure that your Windows PC has at least 2 network adapters. One adapter to connect to your home network (hub, router, other PC), and one adapter to connect your PC to the Internet (via modem, router, etc.).

Edited by Cyb3r_Ninj@, 04 March 2008 - 07:02 PM.

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