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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:32 pm    Post subject: Shared ethernet on Mac Book Pro Reply with quote Back to top

Hello,

Mac Book Pro ...just got mine and just got Vonage...by now maybe someone out there has the answer. The Mac Book Pro has the ability to share ethernet (an IP address) with another device. So it would seem logical that I should be able to jump on a wireless network, plug my Vonage modem into the eithernet port and plug my phone in and make a call. When I purchased the service I described that process to Vonage and they said sure...should have known it was a salesman...not a tech guy. Now the big problem is I can't even get a Mac tech guy at Vonage...even after an hour of PC people passing me around and not being able to help. I had an assurance from a supervisor that he knew how that could be accomplished on a PC and what I was asking made sense, but he was not a Mac guy. A Mac tech was scheduled to call me the next day and never did...so I am trying this Forum route.

Can anyone shed any light on the problem? Anyone sucessfully hooked up on a wireless connection with a Mac Book Pro???

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

It is likely that you will need to use a crossover cable to connect your Mac Book to the WAN port on your Vonage device. A crossover cable is a specially configured ethernet cable that can be found at your local computer or electronics store.

That would be the first thing I would try.

If you have a crossover cable then please let us know what type of Vonage device you have and what the lights are doing.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Did you enable internet connection sharing? On my Mac Book Pro(OS 10.4.Cool I can do this by going to Apple Menu->System Preferences->Sharing. There I go to the internet tab, in the share internet from field select airport. In the to computers using field check Build-in ethernet. Then click start internet sharing. Finally, go to the firewall tab and make sure it is turned to OFF. Then go Built-In ethernet to WAN on the Vonage adapter. I did not need a crossover for this, the WAN port should be auto-sensing but if you have one might as well try it if all else fails.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:00 am    Post subject: clarifying that last response Reply with quote Back to top

the last response is on the right track, there was some misuse of terminology so i thought i'd clarify;

yes, use internet sharing as decribed, and connect the Vonage device to the mac's ethernet port (use of the term WAN in this case is incorrect, the port is most likely labeled on the Vonage device as 'internet'). Make sure that the ethernet port on the mac you connect the Vonage device to is THE SAME as the port you chose in the "to computers using" dialogue of the internet sharing tab (many macs have two ethernet ports). You can go to System Preferences> Network> Network Status to verify which port you plugged into.

One does not need a cross-over cable for this, because Macs all use ethernet cards that are capable of detecting certain settings and emulating the crossover cable. if you were using an ancient mac, you might need the cross-over cable.

yes, do turn off the firewall on your mac until you get it working. You may also need to turn off a firewall in any modems or routers that are in fornt of the mac. Once you are able to make and receive phone calls, turn the firewall back on (in the mac, system preferences, firewall tab, click the 'new' button). First, for the "port name" select Other. in the TCP box leave it Blank. for UDP write this EXACTLY:
53, 69, 80, 123, 5061, 10000-20000

You can verify the ports here: http://vonage.com/help.php?article=89

tell us if you have success!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hmm, I did that on my iBook G4...

(Incoming Wireless from my MTA2542, shared the Ethernet cable to the back of another computer), but for some reason the hard-wired computer can't get access to the internet, only gets local connectivity. Suggestions?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I forgot to mention that you must enable "Personal Websharing" in the Services tabs of the Sharing panel of System Preferences.

aside from that:
what kind of computer did you connect? if its ethernet card isn't great, you may need a crossover cable (first, try flipping the ethernet cord you're using around).

OR
restarting the two computers may help.

Other than that, the only other errors I can think of would be human.
if your mac has more than one ethernet port, verify that you have plugged the ethernet cable in to the SAME port you chose in the "to computers using" dialogue when you set up internet sharing.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Sounds to be more geared to the OP than me, since I only have 1 ethernet port on the iBook model. MacBook Pro's might be different.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:45 pm    Post subject: Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on OS X 10.4 - Solution Reply with quote Back to top

Ok, so it took a little while to figure out but i have my phone adapter (VT8100)sharing my Airport connection from my MacBook Pro. I intend to use this for business while I travel.

I will outline the steps below:

Setup the Router:

* These steps are for a VTech VT8100 adapter, but their should be similar options on all phone adapters sold by Vonage. Just look through your user guide for manual ISP Settings.

(Please be sure that no internet connection sharing is enabled on your MacBook)

Our first step is to set our router to connect properly to the shared network.

1. Connect your phone adapter's "Internet/Lan" Port to your laptop through the ethernet port.

2. Disable airport

3. Renew the DHCP license on your Ethernet Port

4. Open a web browser and connect to http://192.168.15.1

5. Login (Default is VTech:VTech)

6. Select "ISP Connection" from the menu at the left.

7.Select the "Static IP Address" option from the dynamic box.

8. Enter the following information:

IP Address: 192.168.2.100
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

ISP Gateway Address: 192.168.2.1
Primary DNS Address: 192.168.2.1

9. Select Apply

10. Log out and close your browser. this will complete the setup of your Phone Adapter.

11. Unplug your phone adapter from your Laptop.


Now it is time to setup your MacBook to share its port.

* These steps are for OSX 10.4 users, 10.2 users have additional steps to perfom, PM me if you need more help.

1. Re-Enable your airport

2. Open the system preferences panel

3. Select "Newtowrk"

4. Select "Built in Ethernet"

5. Make sure that the Ethernet is set to "DHCP" not any of the other options.

6. Click "Show All" to return to your System Preferences Panel

7. Select the "Sharing" icon.

8. Go to the firewall tab, if the button at the top says "stop" plesae click stop to disable the firewall.

9. Go to the internet tab and select "Airport" from the "Share your Connection From:" drop down box.

10. Check the "Built in Ethernet" check box from the list.

11. Click Start at the top of the window.

12. Connect your phone adapter to your laptop again, this time being sure to connect the cable to the "WAN" port of the phone adapter.

13. Allow your phone adapter up to one minute to connect, you should receive a green light when connection is complete.

14. Test Your phone, it should work.

15. (Optional) You may now enable your firewall, but be sure to open UDP Ports 53, 69, 80, 123, 5061, 10000-20000.


This should complete your setup.

*Note If your laptop goes to sleep, your phone goes off. I only recommend this setup for traveling and mobile purposes, other places, take the time to set up a hard wire or purchase a wireless bridge, Linksys builds a gaming model that retails in the area of $60 US.

Also note that if your phone adapter is unplugged, for a period of time, you may have to perform this setup operation again.
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