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1527 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2010 10:11 AM by Danr95
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2010 11:21 AM (in response to Danr95)I remember having to make some site specific settings in XP to get this working. I assume that you have been through all that. I'll check later tonight to see if I can reconstruct what I did
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2010 2:31 PM (in response to Danr95)I'd be tempted to try a new Ethernet cable to the iMac first, since it is quick and cheap.
Have you tried a different port on the router? Any firewalls on?A collection of clinking, clanking, clattering caliginous junk., Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, PDP11
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2010 2:56 PM (in response to Danr95)i don't know if this will help but the following allows me to connect wireless to my iMac which then connects by ethernet to a DSL modem to the internet:
i use a 13 letter(no numbers or symbols) WEP password on my imac. the channel is set to: automatic
on my netbook running XP i had to go into the properties setting for the iMac when it was detected....
under Association tab:
connect even if not broadcasting is checked
network authentication is set to shared
data encryption WEP
type in password for network key
key index is set to : 1 and the box below that is unchecked
under authentication tab: enable IEEE is unchecked
the problem i had was setting the authentication type to "open" instead of shared.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2010 9:02 AM (in response to DaddyPaycheck)Thanks for the suggestion 'DaddyPaycheck'.
In the course of finding a possible solution, I did in fact change the ethernet cable thinking it might have been something as small as that, but, with no results.
I used to use a firewall app called 'NetBarrier X5' but I did not install it on my last clean installations of Leopard or Snow Leopard. On my first attempt, I connected the MacBook to the shared internet connection with NetBarrier disabled and got the desired results. Unfortunately it was not the case with XP, Vista or Windows 7. I then did a clean install of Snow Leopard because the first version I had was an upgrade to Snow Leopard. So, without the firewall being present on the clean install I went through the same procedure on the PC platforms on separate laptops. None could connect but the MacBook could.
I have not tried using a different port yet. I shall do so and get back to you.
Thanks.iMac 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2010 9:22 AM (in response to rjcchan)Thanks 'rjcchan'.
This answer has been very helpful thanks to your tip on 'open' versus 'shared'.
I now have all the laptops connected to the shared internet connection from the mac but with one problem - I can't open any websites via the browsers! Isn't that strange?iMac 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2010 9:57 AM (in response to Danr95)Two suggestions:
1.) Check with your ISP. Ask if they have limits on concurrent connections. Some ISPs set limits on the number of workstations that may be connected.
2.) Check the Router manual. Verify that you have NATS and DCHP running on the router and that the router allows multiple downstream connections.
I had similar problems on my LAN when I finally figured out that the ISP had NATS running way upstream, and NATS was running on the in-house AP and on my apple BaseStation. Once I disabled NATS on the BaseStation, I had multiple connections without any issues.
If the work stations connect to the Mac and/or show up on the Router but cannot load web pages, it looks like a NATS/DHCP issue to me ...
Those kinds of problems are difficult to diagnose over the phone (or here) unless the tech has a working knowledge of every component in the chain - i.e. they would have to know your router, you ISP AP, the Mac Sharing software and Windows configurations. I was only able to solve my problems by opening the config windows for ALL components in the chain and looking at them simultaneously.
Simple solution: buy an Apple Basestation and connect the Macs and the Windows boxes to the Basestation - but verify with your ISP first that they allow multiple concurrent connections.
Hope that helps.....MacBook - MacBook Air SSD - Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.2), AEBS 802.11(n)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2010 10:16 AM (in response to Danr95)'rjcchan', that did the trick in the end!
All I had to do is disconnect from the shared connection and reconnect again and let it settle in for a while. After a few minutes the connection error I was getting in the browser disappeared.
Thanks very much for the simple solution to a 12 month nightmare.
I can´t believe that no one has offered me the same advice regarding the 'shared' Network Authentication before. What is worse is I can´t believe I never tried it either - I feel like an idiot.
Thanks a tone !
P.S. I´m sorry I could not go back and change your answer from 'helpful' to 'solved'.iMac 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2010 10:11 AM (in response to Jane Knox)Thank you for the helpful tips 'Jane Knox'.
I will most definitely make use of your advice regarding the router settings if they are different to what you suggest.
I´m sorry you had to write such a lengthy message at the same time as the problem sorted itself out as you see in my previous message.
Thanking you kindly.iMac 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6)