Sharing WiFi to ethernet troubles

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Valior, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. Valior, Dec 17, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2013

    Valior macrumors newbie

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    I built a new Windows 7 PC recently, built specifically for gaming, but I forgot to include a wireless card in it on a fluke. While I wait for the opportunity to get one, I'm trying to use my Mac to give it internet since my house doesn't have any ethernet ports.

    I thought I could use the Sharing ability under System Preferences to share the wifi connection on my Mac to my PC, via an ethernet cable. It was working at first; the PC was picking up the internet alright, even if it was a bit slow. But after a day or so, the connection stopped working altogether. The cable is plugged in properly, but the PC can't connect to the internet regardless. When I run the problem-solver on Windows, it tells me to unplug my router or simply that the connection is broken. Among other things, it's said that " "Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration " as well.

    Can anyone point me to the source of the problem? It likely isn't the PC. Am I doing something wrong on my mac? Could this possibly be an issue with my service provider? Thanks very much.
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    For gaming I suggest get a router (connected to your ISP) and give the gaming machine direct access. It will connect so much faster this way.
     

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