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Sharing mac WiFi over Ethernet breaks all internet connections

I'm trying to share internet from my macbook to my iMac. The macbook connects via WiFi, and I want to share it's internet over ethernet to the iMac. WHen I set this up in sharing and turn on internet ...
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Share WIFI Internet via Bluetooth PAN

I like to share my macbook wifi internet connection with my phone via bluetooth. Settings|Internet Sharing has an option for bluetooth pan but it is disabled.
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List of all devices connected to “Internet Sharing” Hotspot [duplicate]

How Can I know which devices connected my hotspot. Or Where I can find list of connected devices to my hotspot.
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iMac OS 10.4.11 internet sharing won't enable

I have used internet sharing to connect other items such as iPod touch, Wii or my work laptop via WiFi using the airport and internet sharing. I turned the internet sharing off ( not the first time ...
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How do I share my Internet connection wirelessly while using it on my MacBook Pro?

How do I share my Internet connection wirelessly with other gadgets while using it simultaneously on my MacBook Pro? I am using a Idea Netsetter 3g dongle for broadband Internet access. However, ...
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iPhone: get Internet via Bluetooth

Is it possible to get the internet connection via Bluetooth (PAN) on an iPhone 3gs ? Note: I'm not asking about sharing the iPhone's internet connection via bluetooth to other devices; I want to do ...
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Mac OS X Mountain Lion cannot share internet connection because of 802.1X protection

My notebook is connected on Ethernet using 802.1X. When I try to share the internet via Wifi I get the error message Your Internet connection cannot be shared because its protected by 802.1X I dont ...
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Internet Sharing on Mountain Lion not working

I am trying to share an ethernet connection on a MacBook over Wi-Fi. I enabled Internet Sharing in the Sharing prefpane, When I try to connect using an iPad, the iPad can see the network but cannot ...
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Can I share my internet connection and redirect clients to my web server?

I often share my internet connection with other Macs and devices and want to know if I can redirect client's web requests to my local web server. Is it as simple as having them use my client's IP ...
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Is it possible to jury-rig Internet Sharing to share an internet connection wirelessly, when my Mac already connects to the internet wirelessly?

I am trying to set up an internet sharing on my Mac so I can have a 'temporary hotspot' with lesser security so I can connect a DS to the internet when I want it, without changing my router's security ...
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Shared Internet apply /etc/hosts

How do I make those who connect to me via a shared internet connection use my /etc/hosts file? I was thinking something along the lines of creating a DNS server, but I was hoping maybe there is a ...
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Synching iPhone with internet calendar (.ics)

Looks like my issue has been around for a while (iOS 5.0.1 (iPhone 4s) unable to synchronize with Internet Calendar File (ics)) — has anyone come up with a fix yet? I am trying to sync my iPhone ...
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What is disabling internet sharing on my macbook?

I bought my computer from my school, where they had multiple locks and disabled functions. When I bought it they were suppose to delete all these locks, but I guess they didn't – now I am unable to ...
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How can I toggle internet sharing from the command line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Start/stop internet sharing from a script? There are applescripts / automator scripts that help to turn on / off internet sharing, but they do not work consistently ...
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Share internet between iPad and PC

I've been searching for this for a while without satisfactory results. One way to share internet from the PC to the iPad is by doing an ad-hoc network, if the PC allow us to do so. Otherwise, I have ...
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Enable Internet Sharing over Bluetooth PAN

I'm trying to share my MacBook Pro's internet connection with my iPad over Bluetooth. The MacBook is running Snow Leopard. On the Sharing preference page, I can select Ethernet as the source, but ...
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How do I emulate Internet Sharing from the command line?

I'm trying to set up my Macbook Air to share an OpenVPN connection for use while I'm on the road and don't want my iOS traffic to go over the open Internet. Sadly, Mountain Lion's Internet Sharing ...
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How to fix 10.8 internet sharing resulting in poor file sharing performance and no Time Machine server?

TL;DR - File sharing performance is extremely poor on a Mac Pro running 10.8.2 with file sharing enabled. Using it as a Time Machine server also no longer works in this setup. I have been ...
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Wi-Fi Connection sharing on Macbook Air via USB dongle

In my room I can only connect one device to the wifi router. In order to connect all my devices, I thought of connecting my macbook air to the router, then have a USB dongle connected to the macbook ...
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Internet Sharing is grey out

My system is Lion 10.7.x My Internet Sharing is greyed out with: Internet Sharing: Off You cannot start Internet Sharing because you have not selected a port to share your connection. How ...
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Internet Sharing from WiFi to Ethernet doesn't work in Mountain Lion

After upgrading from Lion to Mountain Lion, it seems like internet sharing no longer works. With the settings: Share network from: WiFi To computers using: Ethernet When Internet Sharing is ...
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Is there a way to use my iPhone 5's unlimited data on my iPad mini Wi-Fi without the expensive hotspot option?

I am grand-fathered in the AT&T unlimited data. I sometimes like to stream Netflix, Hulu, etc while on lunch break. Is there a way to airplay it over to my iPad mini, or do some type of internet ...
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Toggling internet sharing when ethernet cable dis/connected

The room where I'm staying has an ethernet connection, so when I'm there I turn on internet sharing so that my Kindle and phone will have a WiFi connection. But when I'm at work I have to use Airport ...
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Which Macs support HDMI with ethernet?

Which Macs support HDMI with ethernet, either natively such as the 15" retina Macbook Pro, or via a Mini Displayport adapter? My Samsung TV can connect to the internet, but has no Wi-Fi access. ...
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Internet Sharing Issues (WiFi to Ethernet)

For some reason my internet sharing has decided to stop working. It was perfectly fine about a day ago, no issues, no hiccups, but today it differs. It won't work at all. I'm connecting my MacBook ...
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How do I find the IP addresses assigned to devices connected via Internet Sharing on Snow Leopard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show Active Connections to “Internet Sharing” Using the following scenario as an example: I have a Macbook Pro connected to my LAN via its Airport. I enabled Internet ...
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Can I use my computer's network connection on my Ipod? [duplicate]

I know it's possible to tether iphones to use their internet connection on the computer, but can it be used the other way? I want to use the computer's network connection on my Ipod Touch through the ...
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How to fix internet sharing that doesn't route packets except DNS?

I have a Mac mini running 10.8.2. It connects to the internet over Wi-Fi and everything seems to work. I want to make this Wi-Fi available to another computer connecting to the mini's Ethernet. My ...
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Internet sharing without DHCP

I'm trying to setup my iMac running 10.6 to be a wireless bridge. I have it working, but I need to disable DHCP and let my network's DHCP server provide an IP for the connected device(s). I can't seem ...
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Internet Sharing won't show under Share settings on OS X Server 10.6.8

I need to use the Mac Mini Server running 10.6.8 as an access point for my team at the office. When I go under System Preferences>Sharing there's no Internet Sharing Option. What to do?
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Connection timeout when sharing internet with password

I have a MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion 10.8. I am connecting to the Internet via a USB Internet Key. I enabled internet sharing via WiFi. My friend has a MacBook Pro with Lion 10.7. When I enable ...
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Is there a way to share iPad's (second generation) Internet with MacBook? (tethering)

I have searched endlessly on the Internet to find a solution, but haven't found a single useful thing. So I'll ask you guys. Is there any way to share iPad 2's 3G Internet with my MacBook ? If ...
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How to define default route for Internet Sharing?

I've successfully been using Internet Sharing on a MacBook Air to share a wired connection via WiFi to local devices. As of yesterday this stopped working, which may or may not be related to the ...
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Access and control home office network, iMacs, and XServes

I have a home office network comprised of: 1 Time Capsule 2 27" iMacs with dual cores running Mac OS X 10.6.8 2 XServes each with 2 quad cores running Max OS X Server 10.6.8 I use the ...
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WiFi internet sharing from iMac unreliable

I want to share an internet connection that my iMac gets via Ethernet over WiFi, so that I can connect to it with other devices. I went into System Preferences > Sharing > Internet Sharing on the ...
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Internet Sharing: Using the MacBook Pro as a Wifi Modem with its Ethernet Connection for the iPhone, connectivity issues

I am endeavoring to use the MacBook Pro to broadcast its Ethernet Internet connection as WiFi, in order to access this connection through my iPhone. I have made the following configurations: I ...
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My iPad is connected to my Mac's Wi-Fi, but can't connect to the Internet

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 ...
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If I am a member of multiple networks, how can I force my Mac to connect to the Internet through one specific network?

I have a Macbook and a Thunderbolt display. The Thunderbolt display is connected to a network with a very tight firewall. I also have a WiFi connection that is always connected at this location. The ...
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How to use Internet Sharing AND File Sharing?

My setup at office is: Internet -> AirportExtreme --(wifi)--> AirportExpress --(eth1)--> MacPro1 --(eth2)--> MacPro2 MacPro1 has Internet Sharing enabled, allowing MacPro2 to be online. But MacPro2 ...
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Is it possible to configure Internet Sharing to allow the computer to sleep?

TL;DR: Internet Sharing is preventing my Mac from sleeping. I need to manually sleep the system on a regular basis. I want a way to configure Internet Sharing to stop preventing sleep. I have an ...
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How do I change the output power on the OS X internet sharing wifi network?

I'm on 10.7, and I want to alter the broadcast power (so my wifi network doesn't extend beyond 10 ft radius or so). Also, if there's a way to change the security to WPA, which windows 7 can do, I'd ...
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Internet sharing over AirPort

In MacOS X 10.6, is Internet sharing over AirPort implemented as NAT or full-blown routing? The backing wired network is a corporate one, Ethernet with DHCP.
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How to stop InternetSharing overwriting /etc/bootpd.plist

I set up a /etc/bootpd.plist so as to protect my wireless network, and to manage statically attributed IP addresses. Unfortunatly, when I start InternetSharing, this file is overwritten by a plist ...
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I am sharing my iMac's ethernet connection as a WiFi hotspot. Who is connected?

I would like to monitor who connects to my iMac's WiFi hotspot. I have protected it with a password, but WEP is easy to crack. Is there a utility for OS 10.7.3/Lion to see who is connected?
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Show Active Connections to “Internet Sharing”

How can I view a list of devices that are connected to my Apple laptop via Internet Sharing (when it's enabled)? If a list doesn't exist, does Internet Sharing log DHCP requests and if so, where? ...
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Internet Sharing stuck on after 10.7.3 update

I use Internet Sharing at work to create a local WiFi network (sharing the GigE connection) for my various iOS and tablet devices to connect through. After the 10.7.3 update, I cannot turn sharing off ...
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How do I share a Wi-Fi connection via a Wi-Fi hotspot?

This question is an extension of this question. While my answer did answer the question, there was one part that wasn't answered: how do I share a Wi-Fi connection via a Wi-Fi hotspot?
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Lion won't give out DHCP addresses with Internet Sharing

Lion doesn't seem to be giving out DHCP addresses when I turn on Internet Sharing. My firewall is off, I create a shared network with no security sharing ethernet->wifi. In Network Preferences the ...
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Connect iPhone to Internet through laptop?

I have a laptop at work that's connected to the the office LAN. I have an iPhone that sometimes can sort of connect via Sprint, but usually it's pretty slow. However, when I'm at the office, my ...
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Share internet connection over Wi-Fi

I am using MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard, and my system is connected to internet via wired broadband connection. I want to share internet connection from my MacBook Pro via Wi-Fi, so I can connect ...