View Full Version : Internet Sharing Stops on Shutdown/Restart

Jan 26, 2011, 08:08 AM
iMac with wired broadband connection. I use airport with internet sharing to connect an ipod touch and macbook to the internet through the imac's broadband connection.

Within the last few days, whenever I shutdown/restart, the internet sharing fails. Checkbox for internet sharing is still checked - I uncheck, select airport options, dialog comes up with all the right information already there, I click OK, click on internet sharing check box, click for internet sharing to start, green light comes on and everything works fine. Until I shutdown/restart - airport starts up OK but not internet sharing.

Only thing I have consciously done recently is install Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (which actually works very well, giving me access to a remote MS Windows server ....). Removing this does not solve the problem with internet sharing, although I guess it could have modified something or put a file somewhere which deinstalling doesn't fix (I use AppTrap to try to clear all files when removing applications).

Any ideas?


Jan 28, 2011, 02:16 AM
Problem has vanished - internet sharing now automatically restarts following start up ......

Jan 28, 2011, 10:16 AM
Problem has returned ....

Feb 28, 2011, 02:01 PM
Problem has returned ....

I've been experiencing exactly the same problem for a while.

The most irritating thing is that I remember that it used to work fine, with the sharing being on after restarting. Now, despite having the internet sharing check box ticked, any connection without restarting it leads to a timeout.


And very annoying.

Sep 28, 2012, 12:14 PM
I am having the same problem. Is there still no solution to this?