So my stupid cable internet is down. This isn't the packet loss problem I posted about in the help forum, that has been pretty good, its just plain down today (I called them). On weekends I update my class websites, among other things, so I feel really helpless.<br><br>I've noticed on several occasions that I can get a weak airport signal from a neighbor. I'm still not sure which one, but he/she doesn't have the network encrypted. Well, unfortunately I don't have a WiFi card in my G5 tower, but I DO in my powerbook! <br><br>So, I found the longest firewire cable I have, and plugged it into the powerbook and the G5. Then I put the powerbook by the window and turned on internet sharing through firewire. Voila! I'm back in business. The only downside is that I have only one, maybe two bars of signal. <br><br>
Hmm, I don't know, it sounds like a decent backup for emergencies. I doubt it since they have never even mentioned it to me.<br><br>Thing is, I've never used a dialup modem. I'm not sure I'd even know how to set it up. <br><br>
Check into it....it's handy in a pinch. <br><br>As for setting it up, you just go into the network preference pane and double-click internal modem and put in the number, user name and password. <br><br>Worthless as far as any real surfing goes, but if you need it to complete any important work, it's golden. <br><br>
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