networking help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by timholtz, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. timholtz macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2008
    I'm having a problem I think with the internet sharing feature in snow leopard. Here's what I'm trying to do. I have a cable modem plugged into a time capsule in another room, and I use a mac mini to connect to that via wifi. I am trying to share that internet connection with a couple of devices from the mini's ethernet port. I have the mini plugged into a dlink switch along with the other devices, but none of those devices can connect. The mini works fine, and I made sure in sys prefs I have internet sharing checked and it says from airport to ethernet.

    Can the mini only provide connection to one device? Should I be using something other than a switch?


  2. timholtz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2008
  3. timholtz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2008
  4. daflake macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2008
    The only thing that I can think of is make sure that the IP's on the connected devices are on the same network as the Mac Mini adapter. I find it is better to static the IP's on a small network. Try pinging the devices that are connected to that mini from the mini.

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