mac with ms internet connection sharing...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BelgianHokie, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. BelgianHokie macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2005
    just arrived at my new post in kabul and went to hook my mac up to the residenential network (which i just was put in charge of).

    set up dhcp
    turned off ipv6
    entered 2 dns


    get a proper ip and default gw

    but, whenever i fire up safari... see the contacting (as a test), then

    the error message says ' network connection lost'

    any ideas?

    server is w2k server with internet connection turned on. we are looking to change it around but it will be a while and we need to come up with the funds. also will take forever for stuff to make it here.

    any help is greatly appreciated. while my office is a two minute walk, i would like to use my mac (which i can't hook up to the corporate network) in my own room.

  2. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    Do you have a firewall enabled on the Win2K server? It must be disabled on the internal NIC, or rules setup to allow access.
  3. BelgianHokie thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2005
    will check.... don't think so.

    firewall on nic on mac? where do i check? or firewall on w2k server?
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    Firewall on the Win2K server. You cannot block incoming packets on the internal interface of the Win2K server, otherwise, the internal computers' packets will be dropped.

    Be sure you keep the external interface firewalled, and at the very least, allow ports UDP 53, TCP 80, TCP 443 on the internal interface. If you need FTP access, TCP ports 20 and 21 will be required.
  5. BelgianHokie thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2005
    forgot to mention....

    others can connect and are connected. some macs are connected, just not mine. not all win machines can work also.

    thanks for the going to try them tonight or tomorrow.


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