Internet sharing woes, without base station.....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by djchristie, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. djchristie macrumors member

    djchristie

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    #1
    Hi folks,

    I have an old G4 iMac and a new MBP, both have airport cards. The iMac is in my office and uses a a dialup connection. I want my MBP to be able to share the connection and get on the internet when the iMac is connected via internal modem, sharing over airport. Have turned on web sharing etc on both, and share from internal modem via airport on the iMac. Have tried turning firewall off on both as well. Have played with every combination of settings I can think of but MBP just doesn't want to play, safari just comes up 'you are not connected to the internet'. Questions:

    1) Am I just trying something impossible?
    2) If it is possible, any suggestions as to why I can't do this?

    Thanks all, appreciate any help!
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    #2
    You aren't turning on the right things. Personal Web Sharing has nothing to do with what you are attempting.

    Go to the Mac with the dialup connected to it and go to Sharing preferences. Go to the Internet tab and select Share internet from: Modem, to computers using Airport. Then on the other Mac turn on your airport and you should be all set.
     
  3. djchristie thread starter macrumors member

    djchristie

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    #3
    One of the things I've already tried, thanks though!
     

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