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    internet connection sharing with xp machine
    i thought i knew how to do this...
    i have turned on internet connection sharing on the imac (10.5.2), plugged cat5 cable from imac to xp machine, made sure xp machine gets IP via DHCP. it gets a 192.168.2.x address, saying the gateway is 192.168.2.1, thought the imac is 1.103. so, it won't connect to the internet. what am i missing?

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    Make sure that internet connection sharing is not turned on on the XP machine. If you know the address of the Mac, try pinging it to make sure they are seeing each other (Cmd Prompt -> ping 192.168.1.103). Also, you can try doing a ipconfig /release and then ipconfig /renew on the XP machine to make sure it's getting the right address.

    Here are some official steps:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.h...5/en/8156.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thyamine View Post
    Make sure that internet connection sharing is not turned on on the XP machine. If you know the address of the Mac, try pinging it to make sure they are seeing each other (Cmd Prompt -> ping 192.168.1.103). Also, you can try doing a ipconfig /release and then ipconfig /renew on the XP machine to make sure it's getting the right address.

    Here are some official steps:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.h...5/en/8156.html
    can't ping the xp machine from the mac, and ICS is turned off on the xp machine.

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    Is the firewall on the XP machine turned off? You probably want it on, but for testing/pinging, you'd need to have it turned off for the ping to work (I think).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thyamine View Post
    Is the firewall on the XP machine turned off? You probably want it on, but for testing/pinging, you'd need to have it turned off for the ping to work (I think).
    tried with FW turned off and on. no difference

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