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    share internet connection via internal airport with windows
    I am not able to share my wired Internet connection to my Mac via the internal wifi card.

    Here is my setup:

    Intel iMac
    SBC DSL modem plugged into my iMac via Ethernet

    What I would like to do is to have the iMac share this wired, Ethernet connection via wifi.

    What I did:

    -Firewall turned off
    -personal internet sharing turned on
    -share internet connection tab has SBC DSL as the sharing source (there is no option for Ethernet) (this changed when I installed the SBC software on my mac to configure my modem)
    -share internet connection tab has airport as what it will be shared through
    -airport options (currently) has a network name, channel set to auto, and no security options (as in, no wep password)
    -I push start sharing on the share internet connection tab

    What happens:

    -On my XP laptop (and on my wifi-enabled phone), it sees the network I created on my mac
    -When I try to connect to it (both on my phone and XP), it "tries" but then gives up

    Any suggestions?

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    Specs:
    24" iMac 2.8GHz 2GB RAM 500GB internal HDD + 1 TB Formac XTR External HDD - iPhone 3G 16 GB Black
    I'm having the exact same problem ! any ideas? I have tried the above with both WEP on and off

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    I got part of the way to solving this problem. First, I turned WEP off. Second, I observed the IP address of Airport. Then, I assigned to my device a manual ip address in the same series as that of the Airport. I then used the same dns server as the Mac has and set the subnet mask as well. I got it to work.

    However, when turning on WEP, it didn't work.

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    I got it to work! When you set the WEP key, make sure to set it as a "Shared" WEP key and not an "Open" WEP key.

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