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Share a Windows XP machine's internet connection Network
This hint is intended to instruct a user on how to use Windows' Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) to share an Internet connection from a Windows computer (the host) to a Mac computer (the client).

On the client computer (Mac OS X and a wireless NIC):
  1. Click on the AirPort icon at the top right of the screen.
  2. Click Create Network. A dialog called Computer-to-Computer should pop-up.
  3. Set name to ICS. Click OK.
  4. Open System Preferences from the Apple menu.
  5. Click the Network icon.
  6. Select AirPort from the Show Menu dropdown.
  7. Click the TCP/IP tab.
  8. Select Manually from the Configure IPv4 dropdown.
  9. Set IP Address to 192.168.0.2.
  10. Set Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0.
  11. Set Router to 192.168.0.1.
  12. Set DNS Servers to 192.168.0.1.
  13. Click Apply Now.
You have now completed setting up the client computer. Read on for the host computer instructions.

On the host computer (Windows XP, Internet Connection (i.e. Cable or ADSL), Wireless NIC):
  1. Click Start -> Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Network Connections.
  3. Right-click Wireless Network Connection and then click Properties.
  4. In the General tab, select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
  5. Click Properties.
  6. In the General tab, select Use the following IP address.
  7. Set IP address to 192.168.0.1.
  8. Set Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Click the Wireless Networks tab.
  11. Click the View Wireless Networks button.
  12. Select the network named ICS from the list and click Connect.
  13. Click OK at the next dialog telling you the network is open.
  14. Close the View Wireless Networks window.
  15. Click OK to close the Wireless Network Connection window.
  16. You should now be in the Network Connections window.
  17. Right-click Local Area Connection and then click Properties.
  18. Click the Advanced tab.
  19. Click the Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection checkbox.
  20. Click OK.
You have now completed setting up your Host. You should be able to connect to the Internet on your Mac. If you follow these instructions, your wireless connection between your Mac and PC will be unsecured; it is highly recommended you set a WEP password.
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Share a Windows XP machine's internet connection
Authored by: friedmaj on Mar 22, '07 09:08:29AM

It's worth mentioning that this will work only if the XP machine has a wired connection to the internet.



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Share a Windows XP machine's internet connection
Authored by: naturefreak85 on Mar 22, '07 09:14:15AM

Actually you are wrong. There is a windows XP utility that turns one Wireless card into multiple through software emulation. I have used it to simulateously recieve and broadcast a wireless signal. I can't remember the name offhand.



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Share a Windows XP machine's internet connection
Authored by: dodger88 on Apr 02, '07 02:20:20PM

how about this: the wireless nic is your internet connection and you use the Ethernet connection via a crossover cable to connect the Mac. would this work?



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Share a Windows XP machine's internet connection
Authored by: BobS on Apr 02, '07 11:36:45PM

I'm using OX 9.1 (Is there a MacOS9 Hints website?). Can anyone help me do this, i.e. get the Mac connected to the internet using the PC broadband connection?? The Mac is networked with the PC using ethernet/Dave, if that's any help.



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Share a Windows XP machine's internet connection
Authored by: BobS on Apr 02, '07 11:38:18PM

That should read "OS9.1" of course.



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Share a Mac OSX internet connection with a PC thru wireless LAN??
Authored by: MFJT on May 01, '07 10:17:36PM

This really works well- very clear instructions for dummies like me. But how do I do it the other way round? I want to be able to share the ethernet internet connection on the iMac with a PC laptop through a wireless LAN.



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Share a Mac OSX internet connection with a PC thru wireless LAN??
Authored by: jamieosborne on Nov 27, '07 02:22:15AM

Yes - I'm in the same boat - would love any advice on sharing a (3G wireless card) connection from my Leopard MacBook Pro with a dopey old Windoze XP laptop.
Yes, I know it is a strange and inefficient thing to try, but believe me, I'm in a strange part of Australia, and don't have many other options :-(
Oh, did I mention that I don't even have admin privileges on the Windoze machine?
C'mon then guys, who's up for a challenge? :-)



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