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Hi all, have a question.

I believe OSX will now along you to use a desktop as a base station.

So I have a DP867, if I put an Airport card in it, can I set it up to act as a base station so that a PC laptop can network with the Mac and share an internet connection.

What about sharing printers? I have two, both are 10BaseT.

thanks all
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That's been possible since 10.1, actually (with a hack), and is natively available within 10.2. It's in the "Sharing" preference pane, under "Internet".

If your cable modem is plugged into the Mac's ethernet port, you can share that connection via AirPort.

Simple as pie.... ;)

that's good to knot. Any comments about the following statement (found under OSX help:)

Important: If your Internet connection and your local network use the same port (built-in Ethernet, for example), investigate possible side effects before you turn on Internet sharing. In some cases (if you use a cable modem, for example) you might unintentionally affect the network settings of other ISP customers, and your ISP might terminate your service to prevent you from disrupting their network.
Hmm... not sure about that. It's probably a topic of discussion over at Apple.

One thing I have found out... of of the community groups I help out at has a cable modem, which plugs into a five-port router, and off each of those five ports we have a hub connecting still more computers, including an eMac with Airport. I can surf with my laptop via the eMac using Internet Sharing, but I can't POP mail, or log into secure sites (like Hotmail, if you'll excuse my liberal use of the word "secure"

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