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    Oct 13, 2011
    Strange problems sharing internet to iPod Touch
    Hello all,
    having a lot of trouble getting online here in China and would greatly appreciate some help.
    The place I'm staying has Ethernet, which I can only access by manually entering an IP, Subnet Mask, Router and a single DNS server. I'm getting online without a problem using this, but when I try to share my connection over AirPort things go funny.
    My Internet Sharing network (which I hilariously titled 'SkyNet', not realising it would have the same malignancy towards humanity as its namesake) only appears sporadically on my iPod Touch. When I go into WLAN networks other networks appear each time, but SkyNet comes and goes. I often have to wait a minute or two for it to appear, and then when I try to connect I get an 'Unable to join the network "SkyNet"' message.
    I have set up my MacBook Pro and iPod Touch's networks according to the instructions in this article [ How to Set Up Internet Sharing on Mac OS X — Light Year Software ], but it still doesn't work. Airport however, shows as being connected to SkyNet and having the static IP which I have assigned it. Also, I have successfully shared my MacBook's ethernet connection with my iPod Touch in other places (without using static IPs, etc) with no problem.
    Again, this is very frustrating and I would dearly appreciate any help. My network settings are below.

    MacBook Pro Ethernet
    IP: 192.168.x.x
    Subnet Mask:
    Router: 192.168.x.x
    DNS: 192.168.x.x

    MacBook Pro Airport
    IP: 10.0.2.x
    Subnet Mask:
    Router: (same as above)

    iPod Touch
    IP: 10.0.2.(x+1)
    Subnet Mask:
    Router: (same as AirPort IP)

    I've also tried giving the AirPort and iPod Touch 192.168.x.x addresses, to no avail

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Oct 13, 2011
    On the advice of a friend I installed and ran a program on my MacBook called 'IPSecuritas'. This has stopped my wireless network from appearing and disappearing, but I still can't connect. Would really appreciate some help with this.

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