Originally posted by Luis Sanchez:
I've been searching for the answer to this problem for years. How do I enable TCP/IP on the built-in ethernet of my iMac, and simultaneously use the Dialup support to connect to the internet? It's been an incredible inconvenience the last couple of years. Currently I resort to switching configurations dozens of times a day.
Thanks in advance!
thats exactly what ive just done with my 2 macs
i have a g4 and a g3 pbook both 100bT
with a cross patch cable im filesharing and serving an epson 740 printer from the pbook to both puters (the s/w you need to serve the printer is StyleScript 5 it rips postscript too! so will print from quark rather nicely)
further with some s/w called IPNetRouter you can share the dialup connection via your 56k modem in one of your puters
i have the pbook setup as the router and the g4 is the client
works great more so that if youre not actually connected and you hit the browser in the client puter the router puter will infact dialup and connect
the pdf manual is fab and just follow the instructions letter for letter and you cant go wrong
by sharing the connection i can surf the www, send and recieve email and ftp my files too from either puter its invisible to the use
all via the ethernet connection in both
r infact i run a server from time to time on the pbook while i surf the www on the g4
56k isnt fast but if there is no traffic on the server then the browsing is just as fast as if the connection were direct
just do a search for ipnetrouter in the www once youve got the s/w setting up will take you about 5 mins (if you read the pdf manual)
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