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wireless networking with one pc and one mac

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i do know if i have an airported ibook and a base station then i can communicate and share internet with my wireless enabled pc.
but if i used my ibook as a software base station would i be able to communicate directly with my wireless pc and share its internet connection? (presuming it had modem in it and dialup connection)

i wanted to know becuase i wish to be able to surf the net downstairs etc on my ibook, and don't really want to buy a hardware base station but of course its not clear if i do need one in this situation.

any one know?
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This seems like a WinXP question, not a Mac question. If the modem was plugged into your iBook, then yes, you could share the internet connection to a wireless PC via the iBook's Airport. You would just need to enable "Internet Sharing" in the Sharing control panel. I don't know if the same thing is possible vice versa. But I'll take a wild guess and say that Microsoft claims that it is, but it's buried deep under layer after layer of dialog boxes and sub-dialog boxes, requires knowledge of arcane networking lingo to configure, and even if you get all the settings right in the end it won't work anyway.
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