Can this be done?
I have a WAN connection fro Ethernet Port 1 to a fiberoptic modem. Internet works fine. I have Internet Sharing turned on or Ethernet Port 2. If I connect E2 to another NIC, no problem - gets IP address and can connect to the Internet. However, If I connect my router's WAN port to the Mac's Ethernet port 2, the router fails to get an IP address from the Mac. I have tried just about everything and I just can't get it to work. Any ideas what the problem might be? I should mention that it DID work briefly - once - but never again. No idea why. Do I need a special cable for this? Do I need to configure the connection parameters differently? The reason I am trying to do this instead of putting the router upstream and connecting the Mac to it is because the router is a piece of junk Buffalo router that has nowhere near the throughput it claims to. I need to be able to connect to the Internet wirelessly, which is why I need the router, but if I connect the mac to it my max DL/streaming speed drops from 900kbps to 300. That won't do.