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Advice for Sharing an Internet connection over dial-up – TallBill



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From: St. Louis, MO
Registered: 11-22-2002
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Anyway, on to the topic at hand. I think there might be a few Mac users here. If there are, I could really use some advice on how to get a recalcitrant OSX Mac to turn loose of the vice grip it has on my dial-up connection. I have Internet Sharing switched on, but this Mac refuses to obey. The other computers connected can both access the personal web page and the hard drives of the machine, but it refuses to let them get through it to the Internet. Any advice?

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Registered: 03-15-2006
Just to clarify, you have the dial-up connection running into your Mac, yes? I've had to do this before, but I can't recall off the top of my head what I did. I'll try to remember it and get back to you.

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From: So.Cal.
Registered: 09-05-2006
It’s as winders thing, you should probably connect to the Intersnooop through winders and connect Mac or in my case Linux over the hub to winders. Winders just doesn’t like to recognize anything other than itself or other Imperial storm trooper clones of itself. You can probably set up mac more like a router as Linux does, but this is just a quick fix I’m mentioning.


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Registered: 02-01-2005
Not too familiar with OSX and it's been a few years since I touched dial-up, but is there a posibility you left the firewall on the dial-up connection on the Mac? Note that the other computers will need the firewall turned off too (or at least create a filter if you're not using that laughing stock windows firewall).

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