- Sep 21, 2007
Why can't you connect the XP computer to the router directly, or is that too far away? The max length of Ethernet cables is 328 ft.
I forgot about the security programs... thanks for adding that! I only mention connecting to the modem/router directly is to ensure that the Toshiba does get an IP address hich will mean the Ethernet port is working then we can then look to see if the Mac is set up correctly for ICS... having said that I have never had to set up a Mac for ICS before. Just want to eliminate the Ethernet on the Toshiba first.One possibility is a firewall on the Toshiba blocking. Uninstall any non-Windows security program(s) you may have on the Toshiba. And make sure the XP's built-in firewall is not blocking.
Another possibility is a defective ethernet cable. If the MAC has a gigabit (1000 Mbps) adapter all 8 wires of the cable are used.
Somebody suggested that the MAC's Dhcp server may not be working. That seems highly unlikely to me, but you could test for that by setting the Toshiba to use, say, IP 192.168.1.50, mask 255.255.255.0, gateway 192.168.1.196.
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