Panther Internet Sharing
Subject:   Problems with accessing web using FireWire
Date:   2004-08-11 01:59:36
From:   xeloi

Great article... unfortunately, I have a weird problem.

I'm using OS 10.3.X. I have a laptop that is connected to the internet via the ethernet and bought a used IMac (also using OS 10.3) and tried to connect the two together using the FireWire. I followed the instructions exactly. Both computers say that the connection via FireWire is active and that I am connected to the internet. However, when I open Safari on the second computer, I can't connect to anything. I checked my firewalls and there's nothing turned on.

I know I'm a Mac newbie, but this does seem a bit weird to me. I would be eternally grateful if anyone could help me with this problem.


Brandon Tingley

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  • Problems with accessing web using FireWire
    2005-03-15 16:08:45  nelslau [View]


    Yes, I was hopeful that things would work following the simple instructions in the article. I am using an iBook connected to the internet via airport and tried to use a firewire cable to connect my G4 tower to the internet via my iBook. (0S 10.3.8 on both machines).

    I have turned off firewalls on both machines, turned on personal file sharing, and turned off the firewall on my wireless adsl modem/router as well.

    The G4 seems to connect via the firewire as it is assigned an IP address and locates the router, but I can't connect when I open Safari. Also, when I check the connection using Network Utilities, there is a 100% packet loss with the PING function.

    I'm a relatively experienced mac user but I still for the life of me am unable to figure this one out. I would be eternally grateful to anyone who has any ideas on how I can fix this problem!

    Many Thanks.
  • Problems with accessing web using FireWire
    2004-08-25 12:12:10  kgoldfeld [View]

    I am having the exact same problem. The weird thing is, I did have everything set up before and I was able to access the internet. However, I have been playing around with an Airport Express to see if I could play music on my stereo (I can).

    Since then, I have not been able to make my original configuration work. That is, following the directions of the article, I can connect to my internet-enabled computer, but I cannot access the internet from the iMac.