Help with Internet Sharing between a Mac Mini and a PS2

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by bobafett89, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. bobafett89 macrumors newbie

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    Pardon if I come across as dumb, I'm not very up to snuff with my computers and such...but I'll try my best to explain:

    I have tried a number of things to get this to work. As of now, I have a USB device that uses Airport to get internet to my computer from yet another device across the house. On the PS2 end of things, I have an Ethernet cable plugged into the back of my PS2 Network adapter and then into my Mac mini. I have went to "System Preferences", to "Sharing" and have turned on sharing between my connection to airport and "built-in ethernet". I have then gone to "Network" and to "Network Status" to see that Airport: "Airport is connected to the network WLCM2. You are connected to the Internet via Airport" and that Built-in Ethernet: Built-in Ethernet is currently active. Built-in Ethernet has a self-assigned IP address and may not be able to connect to the internet". The dot next to the Airport blurb is green, the one next to the Built-in Ethernet blurb is yellow. On the PS2 side, I am able to establish a connection while setting up the Network Configuration for Online Play...but when I actually try to use it I get an error message during the DNAS authentication process: "Network Error (-612) There was no response from the DNS server. Please check your network configuration". I have tried fiddling with manually changing the IP addresses on both the built-in ethernet on my mac mini as well as on the network configuration set-up page on the PS2.

    I don't have a clue what to do. Help would be greatly appreciated, preferably in layman's terms.
     
  2. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    you have to manually configure you DNS servers on your ps2.
    They are the same as the ones for your MAc, check you network settings.
     
  3. bobafett89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that actually, but what I realized was that there no DNS servers listed on my computer. I tried to put them into my computer manually, but it didn't do anything.
     
  4. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    Its been a while since I've done this:
    You can try this.

    You'll have to manuall configure your settings:

    • Enter in an IP address. (ex. If your Mac is 192.168.0.47 the make sure your PS2 is 192.168.0.xx (xx being 0 - 255 but not 47 obviously).
    • Subnet Mask should be the same as your Mac (usually 255.255.255.0)
    • Router would be the IP of the Mac ethernet port (In this example 192.168.0.47)
    • For the DNS servers, go to you Mac and Open the Terminal in the Utilities folder.
      Type in 'cat /etc/resolv.conf' (without quotes).
      You should see domain followed by one or two namespaces.
    • Enter the namespaces into the DNS fields on your PS2

    That should help you out:)
     

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