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sii-it Calculating status...
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May 14, 2012 6:54 AM

There is no "internet sharing" option on the sharing tab of osx 10.6.8.  How do I share my internet connection to the windows network I am on?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
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    May 14, 2012 8:08 AM (in response to sii-it)

    No internet sharing option? Should be right here;

     

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  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
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    May 14, 2012 1:51 PM (in response to sii-it)

    If it's a server edition, I can't help. There is a forum for server versions; https://discussions.apple.com/community/servers_enterprise_software/mac_os_x_ser ver_v10.6_snow_leopard

    Maybe someone over there can help.

     

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  • linus729 Calculating status...
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    Jul 3, 2012 9:12 PM (in response to sii-it)

    I have a similar problem. I can select "Internet Sharing" but I can't select the dropdown menu that says "Ethernet," it has that weird grey on it.

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    Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • daniel Azuelos Level 2 Level 2 (335 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 4:37 AM (in response to linus729)

    linus729 wrote:

     

    I have a similar problem. I can select "Internet Sharing" but I can't select the dropdown menu that says "Ethernet," it has that weird grey on it

    Hello Linus,

    you don't have the same problem as the original one "lack of Internet Sharing menu entry".

    You don't have any problem.

     

    You just started up Internet Sharing (by clicking on its check box).

    Once started you can't tune its configuration.

    This is the real meaning of the interface entries staying grey.

     

    To configure Internet Sharing, first stop it (by clicking once on its check box).

    Select it (the Internet Sharing line should stay highlighted, but the check box empty).

    There you should be able to configure it as you want :

        Share your connection from: Ethernet

        To computers using: AirPort

        AirPort Options...

            choose a channel not used by your neighbours.

     

    And finally, start it (by clicking once on its check box).

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