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So I wanted to share the Ethernet connection through my Wifi to my phone, since it is having problems connecting to my router at home.

My Wifi works fine on it's own. My ethernet connection works fine on it's own.

But when I plug in my Ethernet connection and turn internet sharing on it disables my wifi. When I try to click "Turn on WIFI" nothing happens.

As you can see in the top right corner the Wifi is disabled and I can't enable it.

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After the Internet sharing disables my Wifi I need to turn off internet sharing and restart my macbook for the Wifi to switch back on again.

Does anyone know why this is the case?

I have tried looking for alternative hotspot software for mac, maybe this will solve my problems but couldn't find any of those either.

  • Which Mac OS X version are you on? – Denis Rasulev Jun 2 '15 at 11:22
  • I am missing a 'padlock' in the lower left corner. Do you have admin rights? For others, does he needs admin rights? – CousinCocaine Jun 2 '15 at 11:24
  • No, it ('padlock') is absent on this pane. – Denis Rasulev Jun 2 '15 at 11:25
  • End of last year, many Yosemite users experienced lots of problems with Wi-Fi. It was turning off very often by itself. May be this guide will be of any help: osxdaily.com/2014/10/25/fix-wi-fi-problems-os-x-yosemite – Denis Rasulev Jun 2 '15 at 11:27
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    @ranklord updating fixed the wifi issue !! Thanks a mill. Hopefully it solves all wifi issues because other than this Yosemite has been magnificent – Gregory Peck Jun 2 '15 at 15:32

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