Internet Sharing through a proxy help.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jive, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. jive macrumors 6502a

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    I have my iMac connected to the Campus Network. It needs to go through proxy port (8080 if it matters). This is all working perfectly.


    Now, how do I sort out my MBP's wireless so I can use Internet Sharing here? I had it working at home (no proxies) fine and here I can connect to my iMac but not the internet through my iMac. There must be a way of doing this? They have a network set up between them that is working.


    How do I fix this? I get the feeling it's probably quite easy.
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    I would turn the Internet Sharing on the iMac on, but copy the settings for proxy and DNS from the iMac onto the laptop, so that rather than acting as a proxy, the iMac becomes a router.
     
  3. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Where about are these DNS numbers? I can't find any. Cheers for the help btw :]
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    Open the terminal on the iMac and type "cat /etc/resolv.conf"

    Sorry about the Unix answer, but not sure how to do it in the GUI :eek:
     
  5. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Code:
    Allans-iMac:~ allancorbett$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
    domain rgu.ac.uk
    search rgu.ac.uk
    nameserver 193.63.235.1
    nameserver 193.63.232.27
    Allans-iMac:~ allancorbett$ 



    Hmm? What do I copy over?
     
  6. Queso macrumors G4

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    Put

    193.63.235.1
    193.63.232.27

    into the DNS Servers box, and

    rgu.ac.uk

    into the search domains box in your laptop's TCP/IP settings. Leave the rest of that panel as automatic, but copy the proxy settings in as well. The MacBook will then route traffic through the iMac but be speaking directly to your Uni's servers rather than having the iMac relay the requests.
     
  7. jive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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