Kindle wifi w/ Mac Airport Sharing
My Kindle has some problem with my company wifi because Kindle does not support certificates. So i decide to give Mac Internet Sharing a try. No luck, Kindle says ‘Cannot connect’. After researching online, the problem seems to be clear (from mobileread.com):
The problem is that the kindle aways uses 0 in the “number of seconds since boot” field of the dhcp request packet, and the mac has a filter of 4. So it ignores the DHCP request from the kindle (and the xbox, and the Nintendo).
It suggests to edit /etc/bootpd.plist and change reply_threshold_seconds to 0. But that file gets reset every time you starts and stops the sharing. So the easier solution is just to use static ip instead:
Setting >> wifi >> select your SSID >>..wait..>> Wi-fi Error dialog >> Set Up >> Advanced >> Advanced Options:
Connection Type: Static IP Address: 10.0.2.xx (anything from 2 to 254) Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Router: 10.0.2.1 DNS: 10.0.2.1