I'm trying to start internet sharing on my mac mini (share ethernet to wifi). Until a few days ago, it worked fine, and suddenly stopped working.

I'm pretty sure my "graphical" config is fine (with the System settings app). But there's something strange in the /var/log/wifi.log.

Whenever I start the sharing, it actually works very briefly, before stopping again (MAC addresses and stuff replaced with <snip>)

2014-05-05 11:47:37.974783 AM [wifid] <en1> Start BSS on <snip>
2014-05-05 11:47:37.974984 AM [wifid] <en1> Start Network
2014-05-05 11:47:38.058925 AM [wifid] <en1> Apple SWAP IE
Raw IE: 
Signature Length: 4
Use for Beacon
Use for Probe Response

Host model identifier: Macmini6,2
Internet Connection Sharing Enabled

2014-05-05 11:47:38.107761 AM [wifid] <en1> Stop BSS on <snip>
2014-05-05 11:47:38.117333 AM [wifid] Change Interface Role on en1 with MAC <snip> to sta
2014-05-05 11:47:38.117608 AM [wifid] <en1> Maximum PHY Rate <450>

Any idea what's wrong?

  • How about you disable your Snip.app (the screen snip)
    – Ruskes
    May 5, 2014 at 13:52
  • These <snip> were inserted by me to hide sensitive data, it has nothing to do with the Snip app (unless they do some funky stuff with the network, but I seriously doubt so...) May 6, 2014 at 9:10

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Had the same problem, reseting the NVRAM and PRAM worked for me.



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