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DSL Internet sharing using PC win XP as the router and MAC OS X .2.


I just installed an ADSL line on my win XP PC.  I am using an internel modem.  I have a free NIC.  I have used setup a home or office network option in my networks connections to set up a connection that according to the wizard is a connection that makes the PC the computer that connects to the internet and other computers connect through it.

I am now trying to connect an iMac running MacOS (X)10.2.3 to the PC using a crossover cable with the pc as the router via TCP/IP.
However, when I follow logic and the advice from within this website I still cannot. I feel that the PC is configured correctly and that the problem is coming from the Mac settings. I have set my PC IP to and subsequently my Mac to I have set it to use DHCP with manual IP address and it gives me a subnet mask of and the router as (which is PC's IP).
This according to what I know should work. It doesn't.
I feel that I should be entering some values in the proxies panel within the netwok settings. Am I correct in thinking so or is this of no importance?

I am a novice at the networking game, if at all possible please give me the idiots guide to how to fix this problem.
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First update to 10.2.4. There's no reason not to.

DHCP with a manual address doesnt make sense. Just turn off DHCP and assign manual addresses to all the machines. DHCP is a nightmare. You dont need any proxy settings. Can you ping the PC from the Mac via the Network utility?
Set up Internet Connection Sharing.

It's easy and the step-by-step is available rather than waste bandwidth. Here's the link:


Good luck, let us know.
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