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Internet sharing not working

11025 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2013 10:42 AM by BDAqua RSS
mswcpt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 4, 2013 3:33 AM

Internet is working over ethernet connected to Mac mini. Create wifi network on Mac mini and share the internet ethernet connection over Wifi. The Mac's connected to the Mac mini's wifi can browse, write and read folders on the Mac mini, but there is NO internet connection on the other machines. This just stopped working the other day. No updates performed, or any other software installed. I have restarted, disabled internet sharing, re-enabled it and I still have the same problem...

 

Thank you!

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,745 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 11:55 AM (in response to mswcpt)

    Hi, might try this...

     

    Undo the Wifi network you created, reboot, see if others can then connect to your Mini for Internet Sharing.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,745 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 11:55 AM (in response to mswcpt)

    I've had trouble doing both at the same time ever since about 10.7.0

     

    OSX seems less & less User oriented & more & more oriented towards Apple's ends.

     

    I don't know if there's a way around this File Sharing vs. Internet Sharing thing, but in the old days you could duplicate the Airport Interface & have Airport/Wifi Copy doing a different thing, though speed of both would be reduced.

     

    so·phis·ti·cat·ed 

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    Adjective

    1. (of a machine, system, or technique) Developed to a high degree of complexity.

    I was sure the definition was going to mention "snobby", but alas...

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,745 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 10:17 PM (in response to mswcpt)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,745 points)
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    Feb 11, 2013 10:14 AM (in response to mswcpt)

    Yws, since 10.7 Either File Sharing or Internet Sharing has been messed up for me.

    This icon will appear if you create a wireless network between two or more AirPort-enabled computers without using an AirPort Base Station. Other AirPort-enabled computers within range can join the network you created by choosing it from their AirPort status icon, or by choosing it from the Network Name pop-up menu in the AirPort pane of Network preferences.

    Computer-to-computer networks are not compatible with WPA or WPA2 protected networks.

    Click on that icon & quit/remove the Computer to Computer network, does Internet Sharing then work?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,745 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to mswcpt)

    Yes, any Wifi Router plugged into the Modem would solve this easily.

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