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How to set up internet connection between MacBook Pro and an old eMac?

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I got an old eMac without wifi and a MacBook Pro. I'd like to share the network connection via ethernet cable to my eMac, but I can't get it work.

I'd like to use it with screenrecycler and it needs a network connection.


How to do it? How to set up the connection between the client and the host? Could somebedy give me a step by step guide?


Thank you very much

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)



    First, are you using Wifi for Internet on the MBP?


    System Preferences>Network, click on the little gear at the bottom next to the + & - icons, (unlock lock first if locked), choose Set Service Order.


    The interface that connects to the Internet should be dragged to the top of the list, Wifi on the MBP.


    In Shating on both, enable File Sharing, Screen Sharing, & Web Sharing on both.


    Then with the Ethernet cable between the two, find the IPs of both, or use Finder>Go>Connect to Server>Browse... see what shows up.


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