Share Internet Connection

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by froggytreafrogg, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. froggytreafrogg macrumors regular

    froggytreafrogg

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    It would be fantastic if someone could give me some instructions to share my internet connection from my iMac (10.5) to some other PCs in my house. I have tried the "share your internet connection-to-Ethernet-from-Airport" within the system preferences. My PCs used to connect through my mac when i had tiger. I'm trying to share an Airport connection to ethernet port. Sense i upgraded to Leopard, i cannot sucessfully share my airport connection. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. patrickmacrumor macrumors regular

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    Jun 24, 2008
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    What range of IP addresses are you using ?

    I had a similar problem where I was trying to share my internet connection as follows:

    >MacBook connected to internet via my router (192.168.2.x)
    >Ethernet cable connecting a Linux notebook to my MacBook. The latter was supposed to share its connection through the Ethernet port.

    It never worked. After a lot of research on the net (not easy to find ) I realised that when you enable Internet sharing, the port sharing the connection uses DHCP and automatically pick the 192.168.2.X range. I had to change my primary range to 192.168.1.X for Internet sharing to work.

    Hope this helps.

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    Patrick
     

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