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  1. #1

    DigitalN.'s Avatar
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    Oct 17, 2007
    Is there a way to make internet transfer?
    Hey all, I have a strange question.

    I have a desktop (custom PC with Vista) and my macbook, and I don't have a cable ran for the internet as of yet. I am wondering if there is a way to take the internet from my WiFi in my macbook, and send it out for the PC to use over the ethernet port?

    That might sound confusing, I don't really have a better way of explaining it, but please help me out, thanks!

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    Kash's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    The only way to share the internet between the two machines would be to connect them using the same technology, and use the second technology for the internet connection.

    In other words, if you had the Macbook hooked up to the Internet via Ethernet, then you would need to connect the PC to the Macbook via the wireless connection. The reverse would apply if you have the Macbook hooked up wirelessly, as you would then connect the two via Ethernet.

    There's really no way to directly connect a wired Ethernet connection to a wireless connection.

    June 2007
    July 2009

  3. #3

    DigitalN.'s Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 17, 2007
    I have the macbook connected to the WiFi for internet, and want to use the macbooks ethernet out to send the internet to the desktop.

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    LilMoh's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 26, 2008
    Chi City
    Macbook Pro March 2008; 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 4gb DDR2 ram, 320GB 7200rpm HDD, 8600GT 256mb
    Go into the system preferences. Then select the sharing icon. The list to the right has something called internet sharing, click that and enable it. It should be set to share to ethernet.

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    lakewoodlady's Avatar
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    Aug 08, 2008
    Taupo, New Zealand
    Macbook OS Leopard
    Hi DigitalN
    I have a WinXP desktop and a wireless router. My Macbook connects to the PC with the wireless Airport Wi Fi. So that is another alternative and there is no problem sharing files with either.

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    ki99's Avatar
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    May 31, 2007
    Ontario, Canada.
    Macbook(W) 2GHz, 80GB HD, 1G RAM, Windows XP
    do NOT share your internet if the wireless you are getting for your macbook, is connected to a bigger network, like a college network or something. there is a good chance it will mess up that network.

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