when i activate the firewall, internet sharing stops working

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shadow8, May 24, 2008.

  1. shadow8 macrumors newbie

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    im new to mac and have a few questions
    1. my shared tab in the finder has some unknown computers listed, and when i select any of them, it says connected as guests. and also i can see their shared folder. anybody knows why? and when i activate my firewall, the above mentioned computers disappear. am i being hacked?

    2. another problem is when i activate the firewall my internet stops working on the laptop which im sharing via airport of my iMac. i dont know if my internet modem has built-in firewall, dont know how to check either.

    3. how do i setup password for internet sharing?

    thanks guys..
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    I assume you have got your firewall set to block all incomming connections. If so you are blocking your laptop from acessing your main computers internet connection.
     
  3. shadow8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THANKS
     
  4. shadow8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THANKS have set the firewall to "set access for specific services.... " and the net is working.
     

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