Loc: Beautiful Southern California
I'm not sure how to go about this or if it's possible, but being as I'm in a mobile state right now as some of you might know, I would like to know if it's possible to connect my MacBook to my Mac at work "directly" to access the web.<br><br>I know I have the airport card access through my MacBook, but I was looking for a more secure connection. So is there a way to "piggyback" the connection? <br><br>If I connect via Ethernet what is the protocol to get the web connection?<br><br>
I've never done this, so I don't know how easy it is to set up or how well it works. But, if you go to the Sharing Control Pane and click on the Internet tab, you'll see that you can set the computer with the internet connection to share that connection. If you click on the Airport box the START button will be activated, and then I guess the desktop at work will act like a base station and your MacBook will be able to access the web. I imagine you'll have to set up the MacBook's Network settings to accept the signal--I don't know what that entails, though.<br><br>
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If your Internet connection is through Ethernet, you can only share through Airport, and vice versa. You can't share the connection out of the same protocol as is receiving the connection. So you will have to go wireless unless you add another ethernet card to the Mac.<br><br>Turn off firewalls first to simplify things if you have problems. You may have to reboot the machine doing the sharing.<br><br>---------------> Trivia link-up.<br><br>
Loc: The Wizard's Balcony
Try Firewire. Go to System Preferences>Network and select Network Port Configurations from the Show dropdown. In that window, check the Firewire button to make it active.<br><br>Now, go to the Sharing Preference pane and under the Internet tab, turn Internet Sharing on. You'll see a tick box to share your internet with other computers over Firewire.<br><br>I can't help you past this step, as I never got any further than that.<br><br>
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