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Chapter 17. Managing Files Using a Network > Sharing an Internet Connection

Sharing an Internet Connection

If you have an always-on Internet connection, such as a cable modem or DSL, you can share that connection with all the other people in your network in two ways: purchase a router and gate everyone into the connection, or use the built-in Internet Sharing (it's free). The one requirement is that Internet Sharing must be activated on the Macintosh that's connected to the Internet.

Share an Internet Connection

Click the Apple menu, and then click System Preferences.

Click the Sharing icon.

Click the Internet tab.

Click the Share Your Connection From pop-up, and then select the method used for sharing.

Check Ports that other computers are using.

Click Start.

IMPORTANT If the Internet computer is shut down or in Sleep mode, the other network users won't be able to access the Internet.

When you're finished, click the Close button.


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