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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Solarant, Nov 24, 2001.

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  1. Solarant

    Solarant Thread Starter

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    Can anybody help.
    I just bought a Mac G4 and I also have a regular Pc,
    Can anybody tell me how I can hook both of them up to the internet from the existing single connection.

    Also how do I connect the printer to both systems,
     
  2. Toddles18

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    Those darn mac's always throw a monkey wrench into the works, but, I can't say anything bad because my girlfriend used to work at a mac store and she loves them, so I can't say anything bad. First thing is are you connecting through dial-up or broadband? A broadband solution would be to buy a cable/dsl router with printer port included on the router. If Dial-up then I know you can run a proxy program on the PC and have the mac connect to it, this was my solution (only she had cable) until I could afford the dsl/cable router. Not quite sure how to share printers if it is dial-up, I assume your going to need a piece of hardware but I've never looked into these so i'm not help for you there, but I'm sure there are other people on here who know what I'm talking about.
     
  3. CyBerAliEn

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    Hey,

    Well... one suggestion rather than buying a bunch of hardware is setup the 2 computers on a network, then all you gotta buy is a hub. The only problem with that is I'm not sure if you can network Mac and Win, or how to. But it might be worth trying, because you can share printers over a network as well as an internet connection, whether it be dial-up or broadband.

    Andrew ([email protected])
     
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