7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 10, 2008 8:43 AM by desperada
desperada Level 1 Level 1
my imac is connected to the internet via bluetooth cellphone. i also have a ibook g3 with airport installed, could i share the internet connection with the imac, so both computers could be simultaneously on the net? if so, how? the imac doesnt have an airport card and i only have got a firewire cable.

imac G3, Mac OS X (10.3.x), imac G3 snow 600 Mhz/640 Mb Ram
Reply by Kenichi Watanabe on Feb 28, 2008 2:42 PM Helpful
I'm not sure of 10.3 has this capability for Bluetooth, but try this...

Open System Preferences Sharing pane. Click on the Internet tab. Then set,

Share your connection from <Bluetooth>

To computers using <FireWire>

Click the Start button, then connect the iMac to the iBook using the FireWire cable. On the iBook side, the default network setting should work.
Reply by Jan Hedlund on Feb 29, 2008 8:32 PM Helpful
If you wish to share a 3G or turbo3G connection wirelessly via WiFi and/or through wired Ethernet, a totally different solution could possibly be to use a mobile broadband router (such as the D-Link DIR-451). A separate PC Card or USB mobile modem may be required in this case.

Jan

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  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X
    I'm not sure of 10.3 has this capability for Bluetooth, but try this...

    Open System Preferences Sharing pane. Click on the Internet tab. Then set,

    Share your connection from <Bluetooth>

    To computers using <FireWire>

    Click the Start button, then connect the iMac to the iBook using the FireWire cable. On the iBook side, the default network setting should work.
  • desperada Level 1 Level 1
    okay, i selected bluetooth from the popup menue, but nothing comes up in the window to computers using ....
    i am using a bluetooth connection to my cellphone to connect to the internet, which works fine.
  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X
    If you select something else instead of Bluetooth, do you get choices in the other list (To computers using)?

    It's possible that the G3 iMac can't do this function.
  • Jan Hedlund Level 6 Level 6
    If you wish to share a 3G or turbo3G connection wirelessly via WiFi and/or through wired Ethernet, a totally different solution could possibly be to use a mobile broadband router (such as the D-Link DIR-451). A separate PC Card or USB mobile modem may be required in this case.

    Jan
  • gruisinger Level 2 Level 2
    Your iMac and iBook each have an Ethernet (RJ45) jack. I'd say get an Ethernet cable, and share your connection over it.
  • desperada Level 1 Level 1
    also if i chose to share airport, nothing showed, so i went to network preferences,network port config. and selected new port,checked firewire.
    then started sharing, connected firewire to my ibook. but the browser of the ibook could not access the net.
    on the imac a message said, when i clicked sharing on: firewire is currently active.firewire has a self-assigned IP address and may not be able connect to the internet.
    i did not type an address, it just filled itself out.
  • desperada Level 1 Level 1
    yes, that would work,linksys wireless broadband routers i saw on ebay.but i have to find out if there is a model to which i could attach my nokia cellphone,i dont want to buy a connect card too.