3

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.

enter image description here

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.

  • 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
  • @ranklord the OS is Yosemite, the padlock shows in other settings, just not sharing. I will try this guide. Thanks for the help. – Gregory Peck Jun 2 '15 at 12:01
  • 1
    @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
1

I was also scratching my head just to share my one iPhone internet to tether via my iMac. It was so silly what solved the problem.

Uncheck the internet sharing checkbox in sharing system preferences. Uncheck the internet sharing checkbox in sharing system preferences. After unchecking the internet fields were enabled. After unchecking the internet fields were enabled.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .