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Hey guys,

I have my MacBook Pro and Windows Desktop on the second floor of my house right next to each other and was wonder if there was any way to use the network from my Mac’s wifi and extend that network out the ethernet port to my desktop?

So my router would connect wirelessly to my mac, which would (forward, extend?) the network via cat5 to my Windows desktop.

I know you can do it the other way around with ethernet to wifi.

Any information on the topic would be appreciated.
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Yes, in the sharing preferences panel in OSX you can turn on internet sharing and opt to share your wifi connection to a machine attaches to your ethernet port

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.h...5/en/8156.html

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Dosent seem to be working. My laptop lost internet, but the Windows computer went from limited connection to connected, but the internet didnt work on it either. I think it is something to do with the Ips
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