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Having a problem bridging my WiFi network via Ethernet cable to my Power Mac G3

Last month, I was bridging a WiFi network over to my Power Mac G3, but my PC that is sending the network connection, is not receiving anything from the Mac. I tried to connect to a webpage on the mac, but it says "The webpage at 'http//:www.idontrememberwhatwashere.com/' could not be found.". The ethernet status lights are on, but like i said before, it is not receiving anything from the Mac! What am I doing wrong? Perhaps I need to enter in the IP Address on the mac?

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I believe Internet Connection Sharing should be enabled on the PC. Also lessen all the options in Networking Centre, so that older software can still access it. You could try installing Dave, to get some added features. I have never done this before, but it should definitely be possible. You could use the IP address (manually set) of the Windows machine as the gateway address on the Mac.

That is as far as my thinking takes me. On my Hackintosh/Win7 network (wired), I set up accounts with identical username and password, and even then I struggle. I have found the best method (for file sharing) is to use cifs://192.168.0.5 to access windows (not AFP or SMB). This is fast and responsive. I rarely have a need to copy to the Mac OS X Hackintosh, so haven't really attempted much from the other side.

Hope this info helps in some small way.

Cheers.

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It might, but what is the software Dave?

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DAVE (available on MG) is a PC driver that puts an AppleTalk stack on the PC. Thus, the PC will show up in the AppleShare window of the Chooser as a standard Mac with access to the PC's disks.

I've used it for many years.

Gary

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It needs a license code. What do I do?

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I can't find mine for v4. But there is a code in the description for v2.5.2. You could try that version.

Gary

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Found these on Google:

DAVE 4.1p3
g9pq-gppz-cpan-fute-49
rpe7-quzu-t6ah-87hs-km
75qt-vwsm-eutr-qpqf

DAVE 4.1
VFV4-WNZM-3H2K-N85A-84

DAVE 4.0
VFVA-88PM-3PAS-NYBT-RDY
VFDA-QQPM-JPAA-NQBA-9VY
VFDK-ENH5-3ZI4-N8MJ-Y4

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Thanks to Daxeria, I got Dave activated, but I still can't connect to Internet. What else do I need to do after setting up Dave? Also, I checked on my PC, and it's finally receiving packets. The problem with noticing that, is that I don't know what it's doing.

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DAVE isn't intended to provide Internet access. It gives you the ability to access disks and printers on Windows machines.

Gary

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Well, the Mac is sending packets for something. But since I find out what you said, PLEASE GIVE ME a guide on HOW TO SETUP Internet Sharing FOR OLDER Mac Machines.

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I've never succeeded setting up Internet Sharing on anything.

Gary

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I recall issues with some PC NICs and my slow 10MBit Bondi blue. The NICs should auto negotiate the protocol, but my GBit NICs sometimes did not.
If you plan to set up file sharing between G3 and PC, PCMacLan was a brain dead simple AppleTalk server for Windows. Smile http://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Misc-Networking-Tools/PC-MACL...
Some FTP server should work just as well for home use.

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I think he wants internet sharing above all else...

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Yes, it seems so. Smile
I such case, I would connect the Mac via patch cable to the router with the default DHCP setting on the Mac side. (This always worked with my Bondi blue.)
A LAN cable might also rule out possible config errors on a bridged network.

Norton Internet Security reported access trials to the Mac from the net each and every second back in the day. I presume that this has even gotten worse.

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Try using manual TCP/IP addresses, in the range 192.168.x.x or 10.0.0.x, these are reserved for private networks (home networks). Set each machine separately, and use the PC IP address as the gateway address for internet. Also, please turn on Internet Connection Sharing (if still called that).