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Hi,

I have a d-link wireless router setup with WEP. I'm working on a few iMacs running Tiger. The internet is working fine on its own. The problem is that after I "create network" through Mac-Mac the network has no internet connection. I create a network so that printer and files on all the Macs can be shared. When ever a Mac chooses to sign onto the made network, the wireless connection gets dropped. How can I make it so that everyone is signed onto the same network and still have wireless internet? I don't want to use Internet Share either.

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#1 change your security from wep to wpa or wpa2.... wep is pretty much useless...
#2 have you enabled file shares?
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yes, file sharing is enabled on all the macs since I just migrated/cloned all of them, so the settings are all the same. Don't see how changing my security from WEP to WPA would influence this problem I'm having though.
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Are you going into the airport and clicking, create network? if so you are basically creating a wireless lan. When you do that, you don't have actual internet access.
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ohhh....thanks. That sucks for me though

So next stupid question is...how can I view what's on another Mac and still keep my internet connection? I was thinking of creating a server with external hard drive and everyone on the network will just save to this hard drive. So I need to be able to connect to this external hard drive to access work but keep internet service active. The only thing I know is to click on the airport and create a computer-computer network.

Thanks for all the help!!!
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I'm not too great at networking computers, but I will give it a shot.

When in the finder menu, click on Go > Network. You should see a list of computers on your network and hard drives.

Hopefully somebody with a better working knowledge of this will chime in.
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There are many here more tech-savvy than me who will no doubt be able to advise better, but I am able to access files between my MacBook and iMac with a live Internet connection by enabling file sharing on each (System Preferences - Sharing) then selecting Go>Network and just clicking on the name of the relevant computer. You then get prompted to log in as a registered user and after that it just works. HTH
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There are many here more tech-savvy than me who will no doubt be able to advise better, but I am able to access files between my MacBook and iMac with a live Internet connection by enabling file sharing on each (System Preferences - Sharing) then selecting Go>Network and just clicking on the name of the relevant computer. You then get prompted to log in as a registered user and after that it just works. HTH
Good tip about turning on sharing, I didn't even think of that. This should work exactly how he wants. The only thing I'm not sure how to do is give network access to a hard drive, but I bet somebody around here does.
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Good tip about turning on sharing, I didn't even think of that. This should work exactly how he wants. The only thing I'm not sure how to do is give network access to a hard drive, but I bet somebody around here does.
With my set up, using Go>Network you just click on the name of the Mac you want to access and it will then allow you access to that Mac's hard drive (including external drives).
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Thanks so much for all those tips!
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