Sharing Airport Over Ethernet -- OS X Problems?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bobber205, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    #1
    This is so weird. My mom has a new pc in her room that does not have wireless. I told her that we could run a ethernet cord from her computer over to her new pc and use internet sharing.

    Well this would have worked, but as soon as a plug in the ethernet cable (sharing on or not), OS X seems to be unable to resolve any addresses. If I go to a local IP, it works fine. (But that takes no DNS)

    Any ideas? I know I've done this before with no problems.
    EDIT
    If possible, how do I downgrade my mom's mac to a lower version of OS X?
     
  2. digby5 macrumors newbie

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    #2
    You need a crossover cable if you're connecting directly from PC-to-PC - that is, no router. After both computers can see each other (crossover cable or with a router), you need to manually type in the mac's local IP address into the PC config's (in the gateway address box).
     
  3. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    The other PC is getting a IP address fine. It's OS X That is having problems.

    Ethernet in = no internet
    Ethernet out = internet
     

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