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Thanks to BLAZN420 for the solution. Here is a more detailed work up of solving the problems for noobies like me:

Here's how to use your Mac to share your internet connection with your AppleTv:

Make sure you're connected to the internet via something other than the AirPort card (i.e. Ethernet).

Turn on Internet Sharing:

Go to System Preferences, click on the Sharing icon, then click on the Internet tab.

Change the Share your connection from: pop-up to 'Built-in Ethernet.'

Under the To computers using section, check the AirPort box.

Click Airport options...

Enter an easy name such as nds. Leave all the security options blank -- implementing security is an exercise left to the reader -- then click OK.

Click Start in the Internet Sharing panel.

Apple TV should now see the newly created network. If it does not automatically connect to ITunes:

Close ITunes. Select Terminal program under Applications->Utilities->Terminal. Type "Ping X.X.X.X" (The "X" represents the DHCP address which can be found on the Apple TV it usually looks like Press return. You should see the .ms connection speed:

64 bytes from icmp_seq=909 ttl=64 time=21.025 ms

Reopen ITunes and after a moment the Apple TV should appear in the devices menu and start synching.

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