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Hi there,

I'm a relative newbie to MACs and I've been using PCs for a while now. I don't want to get into the usual PC v MAC argument but I do have a question.

I've got a PC network set up with internet connection sharing set up on one of my PCs and using a switch to connect the other PCs in my house so they can all acess the internet.

My Mac is running Mac OS 10 something (it's quite new!).

I'm just wondering if anybody has any suggestions on getting my Mac to access the internet through my PC internet connection sharing.

My Mac is actually an iBook so I can't use this as the Internet Connection Sharing machine for my PCs because it's not at home all the time.

So, can you set up a Mac to access the internet via a PC running Internet Connection Sharing? And if so, any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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Steve
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Sure thing! When you plug your iBook in, it should be set up to get an address via DHCP, just like the PCs that conenct to the ICS server. The DHCP server should automatically give you the gateway address, as well. So, in other words: it just works. If not, holla back at me.
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Thanks for the response - I'll hopefully give it a try tonight.
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Just set up the Mac now. I have to say - I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was!

Nice that you can use Internet Explorer instead of Nutscrape Navigator as well!
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