Internet sharing????

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by X1Lightning, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. X1Lightning macrumors 6502

    X1Lightning

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    I have a mac Mini that has a usb modem and it works great.. but i hooked up a linksys wireless to it so i could share the dial up connection with my dell laptop.
    in osx i set the internet connection to sharing, but the dell doesn't see the internet...

    Is there something else in osx that i need to do?
     
  2. Gee macrumors 65816

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    Maybe try turning the firewall off on both machines to start...
     
  3. Gee macrumors 65816

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    Actually, is the Dell connected to the Mini wirelessly using a computer to computer network? Or are they just both on the same wireless network created by the linksys thing? What is the linksys, a wirelss basestation, or a wireless usb card thingy?
     
  4. X1Lightning thread starter macrumors 6502

    X1Lightning

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    the mini is hardwired to the linksys router and the dell is wirelessly connected to the linksys, I'll try turning off the firewalls
     
  5. X1Lightning thread starter macrumors 6502

    X1Lightning

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    i tried the turning off the firewalls and that still didnt work, and now for some reason the mac wont stay dialed out, i get about an hour and then it hangs up, and when i try to redial it says no dial tone, and i have to reboot it to get it the see the dial tone again... is there a setting i can try? or is my modem taken a dump on me?
     

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