Internet Sharing - Mac Pro, iPad and iphone

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by PapaPiccolino, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. PapaPiccolino macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a 2008 Mac Pro (Mac Pro 3.1) running 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. The computer has an airport extreme card. I use an Ethernet only modem to connect to the internet.

    I have tried all of today to get my son's iPad Air and iPhone 5S to share my computer's internet connection, without real success. I did a Google search for "sharing internet mac iPad iPhone". I have tried airport, I have tried Bluetooth, I have tried a few of the methods thrown up by my google search, but I just can't get it to work.

    My son also has a 2009 iMac, which connects to the internet via my Ethernet modem, and he has no issuse sharing the iMac internet with his iPad and iPhone. I just can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. philliplakis macrumors member

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    The problem might be 10.6

    What OS X is your sons iMac on?
     
  3. PapaPiccolino thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    thanks for that reply.

    I was just about to post that I had solved the issue. It was the firewall setting in the security tab - this has been set to "block all coming connections" for ever, since I never do any gaming, ichat, or sharing files or apps of any kind. Once I turned this off, it works as expected.

    Thank you.
     

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