I have a Mac which is connected to the Internet via Ethernet. I've used the "create network" facility on it to create a Wi-Fi network.

I opened up my iPad's settings and connected to that Wi-Fi network.

But when I try to connect to browse using Safari on the iPad I get, "Cannot open page -- Safari cannot open the page because it is not connected to the Internet".

Any way I can get on the Web with this iPad?

  • Is Internet connection sharing enabled on the Mac?
    – user479
    May 16, 2012 at 2:56
  • Is there any easy way to see what IP address the iPad is getting? If it's self-assigned (usually starting with 69.*) then you are not truly connected to that wifi network. One way to confirm is to see if you can access the broadcasting Mac's shared files.
    – Anthony
    May 16, 2012 at 4:40
  • Thanks for the comments. @Randolph West Yes, Internet connection sharing is enabled. Anthony -- thanks, I'll look into that.
    – Agvorth
    May 16, 2012 at 5:03

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I was able to get it to work by restarting everything -- computer, iPad, router, and cable modem.

  • You went nuclear.
    – ruipacheco
    Aug 18, 2014 at 12:57

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