Internet Sharing with Static IP

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by pjdavids2123, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. pjdavids2123 macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2013
    Hi all,
    I am a real novice but have spent a lot of time looking at this stuff and am completely baffled--it seems solvable though.
    I am studying abroad in Europe and my dorm room comes equipped with ethernet. As part of my orientation materials I got a packet with my internet info (i.p. address range, subnet mask, router i.p., DNS servers, and search domains). Since I wasn't able to connect to the internet using DHCP I just plugged all this info in manually. This worked great, my internet is fast and reliable.
    The problem comes when I try internet sharing with my iPhone; it has no problem finding the network and even connecting to it, but I can't access the internet (it just times out after a while). This problem occurs using DHCP or a static i.p. on the iPhone. My thinking is that I could get on using a static i.p. if I only knew what addresses to use.
    Any ideas or pushes in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

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