Using my powermac to connect to my iBook wirelessly

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  1. Riot_Mac macrumors regular

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    Word, I have PowerMac G4 with a dsl connection running through ethernet and it has an airport card. Now i just got an iBook and I would like to have my PowerMac send a wireless signal to the iBook to connect to the internet. How is this done. I think I have everything set up right but I cannot get on the web. I can connect to my powermac and view all my files on it from the iBook but not to the web. I have full signal strenght and it says I am connected to my powermac on my ibook and vice versa. I dont know what I have done wrong. Please help!
    Thank you.
     
  2. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    ...

    Sys prefs, sharing, share airport connection. You did say your tower was connected via ethernet, right?
     
  3. Riot_Mac thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have it set to share my connection under sys prefs->sharing->share internet connection... it is sharing it but for some reason i cant get on the web... i just sits there and times out. yes my tower is connected via ethernet
     
  4. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    tell it where to share from

    You have to tell the computer where to share from (i.e., the airport card). I know there is an option for that somewhere in the system prefs.
     
  5. Riot_Mac thread starter macrumors regular

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    on my powermac it is set on:
    Internet Sharing On:Sharing you Built-in ethernet connection

    share your connection from built-in ethernet

    to computers using: airport

    I am pretty sure i have set up right but I just cant get on the web. my ibook has a full signal and says it is connected to my powermac. I dont know what is up.
     
  6. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

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    Also check "services" in sharing prefs and enable "personal web sharing" or just make sure ports 80 and 427 are open in the firewall tab otherwise your web access will be blocked.
     
  7. Riot_Mac thread starter macrumors regular

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    that was it!! thank you very much!!
     
  8. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

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    We aim to please ;)

    I actually had the exact same problem with my Power Mac and iBook, took me a good day figure out it was such a simple solution.
     
  9. Riot_Mac thread starter macrumors regular

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    alright... i cant get ichat and mail to connect... what ports do i have to open
     
  10. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

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    iChat should be ports 5297 and 5298.

    Mail can be a little trickier, the most likely ports are 25, 587 and 110. It's unlikely but you may need to open these also 465, 995, 143 and 993 depending on what mail software and protocols you use, but the first three should do the trick.
     
  11. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

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    Just so you know what you're doing here's a list of common email ports and protocols, thinking about it you may have to open port 143 (if you use IMAP).

    SMTP - 25
    SMTP Secure - 465
    SMTP Submission - 587
    POP3 - 110
    POP3 Secure - 995
    IMAP4 - 143
    IMAP Secure - 993
     

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