HELP! internet sharing with windows 7

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mrsavage1, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. mrsavage1 macrumors regular

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    Feb 1, 2010
    #1
    Hi,

    I can't seem to share internet with my macbook pro with windows 7 as the host over an adhoc wireless network. When I connect my iphone with the windows 7 the internet works.

    mac is running 10.6.3

    AirPort keeps saying:"ad hoc airport has the self-assigned ip address and will not be able to connect to the internet" When it is connected to windows 7 ad hoc network.

    Firewall is turned off.

    Do i need to enable internet sharing on the mac as well???
    Please help
     
  2. Laurencia7 macrumors 6502

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    Jun 3, 2009
    #2
    Yes, enable internet sharing on your mac too. Sometimes the mac alone will lock out all other connections as a default. Airport might too, is it password protected?

    If that doesn't work try connecting all your devices and turning them on, and resetting your airport, there is a small inset button you have to press with a pencil or pen near the side, hold it until the light flashes amber, then if it reconnects to your devices it should turn flashing green, then solid green.
     

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