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Hour 13. Using Network Sharing > Sharing Your Internet Connection

Sharing Your Internet Connection

If you have multiple computers that need access to the Internet but only one Internet connection, you can set up Mac OS X to share the connection it has with other computers on your network. If your primary connection is via AirPort, any machines connected to it via ethernet can connect to the Internet. If your primary connection is an ethernet connection, your machine becomes an AirPort base station, and shares its connection to others using AirPort (assuming it has an AirPort card, of course!). If your connection is a modem, your machine shares connections through both AirPort and ethernet.

Even though this sounds like a truly wonderful feature, it should be used with caution. Some network arrangements can be disrupted when their member computers start sharing Internet connections. Check with your network administrator, or any nearby network administrators of wireless networks, before you try this.




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