The Mac makes it easy to share its internet connection with any other device it is connected to. If you want the N900 to share a Mac’s Ethernet or Wifi internet connection over USB, this is what you need to do:
1. Connect the N900 to the Mac and select PC Suite Mode.
2. Setup USB Networking if you haven’t already. Make sure you can ping the N900 (192.168.2.15) from the Mac.
3. Setup Internet Sharing according to this Lifehacker post with one difference – select N900 (PC Suite Mode):
4. The N900 should now be able to access the internet.
I thought it would be great to end the series with a visual summary of the options covered so far, and then some :)
|Tether Ubuntu internet-connection via Bluetooth. (Haven’t tried this yet..PAN?)
|Tether GPRS/3G connection via Bluetooth|
|Tether Windows 7 internet-connection via Bluetooth. (Haven’t tried this yet..PAN?)|
Tether Windows 7 via USB. (No luck getting this to work with USB Networking)
|Tether Windows 7 internet-connection via Hotspot.|
Mac OS X
|Tether Mac internet-connection via Bluetooth. (Haven’t tried this yet..PAN?)
Update 8/28/10: Using the Mac lately. Its playing nice with the N900 as you can see with the Mac OS X section.
Sorry MAC users. I have never used a MAC. Incidentally, a colleague loaned me his Macbook Pro yesterday. He wanted me to see how in the Mac world “it just works!”. It will be interesting to see how well that plays with the N900.
Update 8/29/10: Added PC-USB-N900-Wifi option