How to share Internet between Macbook Pros
November 5, 2007 11:55 AM Subscribe
Help me share my wired connection wirelessly on my Macbook Pro.
posted by althanis to computers & internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I know that I can share it from Sharing in System Preferences. I go to the Services tab first and put on Personal Web Sharing and Personal File Sharing, because I read on Lifehacker that those need to be on.
Then I went to the Internet tab and selected Built-in Ethernet as the source, and Airport in the list at the bottom, and clicked start.
When I connect to the network that I just created with the second Macbook Pro, the Internet connection is extremely unstable. It would work for about a minute and then stop working.
I need to share it this way with my bro cause the WRT54GL router we bought doesnt support PPPoA which is what my ISP uses, so if I dont get this to work, Id have to go find a router which DOES support PPPoA and spend more money.
Bonus point for anyone who can tell me if there are any good routers which support PPPoA