12/19/09
1:05 pm

Forum Question: Sharing Internet Over Ethernet

When I go to share my internet connection over ethernet (so I can connect my Xbox 360 to the internet), my Mac warns me that this could violate the terms set forth by my ISP and they could terminate my service (though I find it odd that it does not say the same for wireless). Do you know why Apple would warn of this and should I take any real caution in doing so?

— Richard

Comments: 3 Responses to “Sharing Internet Over Ethernet”

    12/19/09 @ 1:08 pm

    Some DSL and Cable Modem providers only allow you to connect one computer to the network. But I think this is rare now. That’s all it is about, I’m sure. Or, it could be about the fact that you can use this type of sharing to set up your own network and resell it to the neighborhood. But that’s not what you are doing. If you really want to know, contact your ISP and see what they say. Don’t bother them with the details, just ask if you are allowed under your TOS to connect more than one computer.
    Of course using the networking the way you are doing it is very round-about. Why not just get a $60 router/hub and connect everything to it?

      robert
      8/29/10 @ 11:31 pm

      Can I use a fast ethernet switch for this? Thks!

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