Airport and Net Sharing

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Eomando, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. Eomando macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I've got an annoying (hopefully easy to solve) problem with sharing the net between a windows laptop and my powerbook. The problem is basically this:

    - The windows laptop is connected to the net (ethernet).
    - I start a wireless network
    - windows laptop joins it and shares the net connection

    Up to here all works fine, but then if my powerbook goes to sleep, it loses the wireless connection, and if i join the network afterwards, i don't have access to the net.. What follows then is what i've come to call the "wireless dance", windows laptop turns off their wireless, i turn off mine, start it and create the network, etc etc...

    Any suggestions??

    Also, do any of you have any ideas about why *I* have to start the wireless network? We've tried it with the windows laptop creating the network, and that seems to be a no-go from the start, then my powerbook doesn't get the net... it's all a bit of a mystery.

    Anyway, any help would be appreciated - i'd like my laptop to be able to sleep occasionally!
     
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Sounds like a problem with the Windows computer not wanting to grab a new IP from the DHCP on the Powerbook, so then NAT doesn't work right.
     
  3. Eomando thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    We're using static ip's (a 192.168.x.x affair), so i'm not sure if that would be the problem? Any other suggestions?

    I'll see in a couple of days if this works the other way around (with my powerbook sharing the ethernet connection) when I start back at uni - if it all works fine there, then i'll be calling my bf's laptop all sorts of names! :)
     

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