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skywhisperer
skywhisperer
I see respice hasn't gotten a chance to update, and I know I have people who read this who know him - he also weathered the storm mostly intact, and was heading out of town today since he still doesn't have power either.

We have one Ethernet jack here and 5 laptops, so we're rotating Internet access, but I'll try and get my Mac on today and upload my pictures. If this is going to be more then a few more days, we'll pick up a wireless router.
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From: ptomblin_lj Date: September 14th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
If all the laptops have wifi, you might be able to turn on peer-to-peer wifi and enable Internet Sharing on the one connected to the ethernet jack.
oshawapilot From: oshawapilot Date: September 14th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's what I'd have suggested. You can also cross the connection from the wired computer over to bluetooth and serve the connection via that method, although it's slower then WiFi and would probably serve little purpose (as opposed to the much faster WiFi sharing Paul suggested) other then say you did it.

I used WiFi>Bluetooth sharing once it in a pinch when we had no internet when we were swapping from cable to DSL and there was a gap. We were using the Wifi on the laptop to pickup the neighbors WiFi, but our iMac was curiously unable to pick it up as well, leaving one computer disconnected from the world. Since ad-hoc wasn't a possibility to feed our iMac since the WiFi was being used to grab the signal to begin with, and I wanted to avoid having CAT5 running everywhere to do a hardwired sharing setup, I used the bluetooth sharing feature instead.

It was slow (~30K/sec) but it was cordless, and it worked.

But yeah, unless you're going for geek points, the Adhoc Wifi from the one wired computer (as Paul suggested) would probably be the way I'd go. You should have no problem serving 4 other laptops from the one wired one.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: September 15th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
An excellent idea, but the Walmart here was open, and we're the proud owner of a new Netgear N router. So now we can sit on the couch, watch hurricane coverage, and catch up on 'net news.
kathygnome From: kathygnome Date: September 14th, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad to hear you made it through, good luck in exile!
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