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Configuration for 2nd network card
Authored by: paulio on Nov 21, '02 10:07:15PM
I keep getting qestions about this hint, so here is something that doesn't seem to be answered.
hi, Thanks for your explanation on how to internet share from OS X 10.2. I also have a Mac with 2 network cards. It receives internet signal from the cable modem on the built in very well. The second card is linked to an ethernet hub which in turn is lnked to 3 macs on OS X 10,2, two with cable and one with airport. My question is: What configuration do you use for the second network card and for the client computers network panel?
Hi Michael, I've found that the biggest problems with macs occur when I think that the solution is complicated, so I search for a complicated solution. The solution to this one is stupidly easy. I was amazed myself. The answer is no configuration. Don't do anything that could possibly configure the second network card. Don't setup NAT or do anything strange or unixy like that. Go to System Preferences | Sharing | Internet. It will tell you exactly what is happening: You are connected to the internet using built-in ethernet. This connection will be shared with computers connected to ethernet card in pci slot 2, or something like that. Click on the Start button. That's it. The only complication is that each time you restart, you will have to manually click this start button. Use this hint to make it automatic.

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Internet sharing Tips
Authored by: Anonymous on Nov 27, '02 11:59:53PM

Hi Paulo,

There are only 2 tips that are missing from your advice:

To enable REALLY internet sharing, Firewall from the Network preference panel
should be disabled on the main computer,

The others computers should be set to Using DHCP leaving blank all the optional field.


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Internet sharing Tips
Authored by: george47 on Jan 08, '03 06:14:23PM

excuse me, but you mean that you work WITHOUT a firewall?
I have to test my self this kind of configuration and now I'm using NetBarrier as sw firewall (in every computer) only with one computer at the time connected to the adsl.

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