Has anyone managed to get Internet Sharing working from a USB dongle or iPhone for that matter?
We live in the sticks, so rely on a reasonably fast 3G dongle which was connected using my old Mac Mini (10.6.8), which is now unplugged and boxed waiting to be presented to my Mom. This set up worked flawlessly for two years. Grrrrr.
It is now set up as follows;
3G dongle -> Mac Mini (10.6.8) fixed IP -> Ethernet -> Time Capsule (7.6.1) fixed IP (to ensure connection to the NAS) running as DHCP server -> Ethernet connects to;
1. ReadyNAS NV+ fixed IP (a must)
2. Windows 7 CAD machine (Sorry but I need to use Solidworks) -> using DHCP
Wireless connection to;
Airport Extreme (7.6.1) at the other side of the house (necessary because of good old Irish concrete construction) -> using DHCP
Mac Mini (10.6.8) under the TV mainly for running Plex.app -> using DHCP
MacBook (10.6.8) Pro -> using DHCP
So th eonly difference is Lion 10.7.3.
Runnning 100% DHCP is a no no due to the NAS. Although I did try and still had no connections.
All lights are green on the Macs, APE & TC, showing that the connection is ok, but unfortunately there is no internet available. Running Network Diagnostics on the Macs shows network ok, but IP shows red. So the issue is with the brand new Mac Mini I have running 10.7.3. It just doesn't want to share (perhaps it was a banker in its last life).
Any thoughts? Its obviously a bridging issue with Internet sharing on the Mac Mini which is allowing Ping through but not any connections, which is fooling the dumb Apple hardware into thinking they have an internet connection. Interestingly I have an Android tablet that thinks it has internet too, but won't connect either.
Moving the dongle won't work as the signal is rubbish anywhere else in the house, I can only imagine the radio waves I being bombarded with every day. But that healthy country living for you.
So far I've wasted half a day on this. From what I can gather Apple have known about this since last summer, I wish I checked before purchasing.
Thank you Apple.