Sharing Connection b/t wireless iMac and non-wireless Mac Mini

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  1. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

    Jovian9

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    I have a question here:
    I have a wireless network set up at home. The cable modem sits next to my TV in the living room and is connected to a wireless router. Both my iMac G5 and MacBook have Airport so they are fine. I picked up a G4 Mac Mini today that does not have wiress. I would like to set this up next to my iMac.
    Can I share the wireless connection my iMac receives with the Mac Mini via an ethernet cord? If so, how do I do this? In System Preferences - sharing?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    On the iMac, start Internet Sharing on the Ethernet port via the Sharing pane of System Preferences. I think it should just work from there, once you've plugged in the cable. :)
     
  3. Jovian9 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jovian9

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    I went into:
    System Preferences
    Sharing
    Internet
    I then turned Internet Sharing 'On'
    I chose to share the connection from 'Airport' (on iMac G5) to computers using 'Built-in-Ethernet'
    I hooked up the Mac Mini to my iMac G5 via ethernet

    When I go into System Preferences - Network - on my Mac Mini it shows that the Mac Mini's built-in-ethernet is currently active and has teh IP address....and that it is connected to the internet via built-in-ethernet (the dot is green)......but when I load Safari or Firefox it just spins and never grabs a page.

    ????
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Weird. Firstly check that your iMac can get the 'net. Then, check that you don't have any wacky proxy settings in the Network pane of System Preferences on the mini. :)
     
  5. Jovian9 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jovian9

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    Checked all that and it's fine. The MacMini has a connection but will not load a page still. I just can't figure it out :(
     
  6. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

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    Try disabiling the firewall on the Mini (if it is currently on)???
     

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