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 sharing, my macbook loses all internet connectivity. I can only get it back by turning off sharing and then disconnecting and reconnecting to my WiFi. My settings are below: enter image description here

The iMac doesn't get any connectivity either. It recognises that there is an ethernet connection and it get's an IP, but it can't access the internet.

  • Across about 5 Macs and 4 versions of the OS (Snow Leopard to Mavericks) I have never been able to get sharing of my wifi connection over ethernet.
    – Bert
    Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 17:02

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The order of your internet connections is reversed.

For internet connection sharing to work it should be:

"Share your connection from Ethernet"

"To computers using Wi-Fi".

Here are the instructions: http://mac.appstorm.net/how-to/internet-howto/sharing-your-internet-connection-via-wi-fi/

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    Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 2:11

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