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Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2009 1:59 PM (in response to TJet)You should be able to share your internet connection with either Bluetooth or Firewire. Firewire would be preferred since it is faster and more reliable. Go into the Sharing System Preferences and check the Internet Sharing box. Then select to share the network from Firewire. You may have to open the Network System Preferences on your MacBook Pro to enable Firewire networking.
All this information is from Snow Leopard. I honestly can't remember how it worked with Tiger. But I hope it's pretty much the same.
If your G5 supports wifi (i.e., has an AirPort card) then I recommend you consider getting an AirPort Express base station to connect to your cable modem instead of sharing the network via your G5. Or an AirPort Extreme, which supports both Wifi and ethernet connections.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2), My other computer is a Prius
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2009 4:41 PM (in response to deh2k)Thank you for replying to my question. I tried what you suggested but still can't seem to get it to work -- probably because of something that I missed I bet.
I should have added in my original post that I've ordered an Airport Extreme base station -- and that until it arrived I was looking for a way to share the connection.Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Dual 2.7 G5 PowerPC running 104.11
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2009 7:22 PM (in response to TJet)I am also looking for help on this topic, preferably something more specific than "this should work".
I am tethering my G4 Powerbook to my cellphone via an ad-hoc airport connection. This part works fine.
I have a second Mac that has a defective wireless card, but it does have an external bluetooth dongle.
I am able to make a bluetooth connection between the two Macs to transfer files, etc.
the question is how to set up the Powerbook to share its internet connection to the other Mac. Yes, I have turned on internet sharing via bluetooth. The real question is around the TCP/IP settings to be used.
My phone (an HTC Magic running Android 1.6 and the 'Wireless Tether for Root Users' app has an IP address of 192.168.2.254 internally and provides DNS at 192.168.2.254. From my Powerbook, I can ping the phone at 192.168.2.254.
Below are the IP settings for the Powerbook. My Powerbook's IP address for its airport connection is set by DHCP and is receiving the IP of 192.168.2.101.
en0: 192.168.3.1 (henh? what's this all about?)
en1: 192.168.2.101 (assigned by DHCP)
en2: 169.254.20.67 (self-assigned) but ifconfig also says "inet 192.168.2.1" for this interface.
And the IP settings for the other Mac:
en2: 192.168.32 (by DHCP). Notice that this is on the same subnet as the Powerbook. That should be good, right? Except that the Powerbook's PAN connection has self-assigned IP on a different, non-functioning subnet.
What is the right way to set up this type of internet sharing by bluetooth PAN so that it actually works?
Any suggestions or pointers will be welcome.
SiMac alu. 20", Powerbook 15", Mac Mini (server), original Macintosh, Touch 8GB, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Also, Ubuntu Linux, WinXP in Parallels