Hello. I have a laptop (with Windows XP) that has wireless internet and I would like to share that connection with my iMac (Mac OS X 10.5.6). Does anybody know where I can find clear steps that will lead me there? I searched the web extensively but could not find exactly what I was looking for. The machines are linked through an Ethernet cable.
Just to clarify. Do you want to:
a) ) have both machines independently take advantage Wi-fi without the use of an ethernet cable
b) have the iMac share the internet through the ethernet cable attached to the Windows laptop?
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Mac Pro 5,1 3.2 GHZ Quad Core; MacBook Pro 1,1; iPhone 4
If I turn off the AirPort and select "Ethernet - Self-Assigned IP", it says: Status: Connected, but I cannot open web pages ("You are not connected to the Internet"). The machines are definitely linked in some way because I can access my Mac files on my laptop.
Thanks Macfury. This is where my knowledge ends. How do I know which IP address to enter? I think I determined the IP addresses of both machines and I get different numbers. If the Mac's AirPorter is turned off, the router should be unable to locate it, shouldn't it?