System Crashing when Internet Sharing Enabled

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by xApexPredator, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. xApexPredator macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2011
    Darlington, England
    I've had this problem since the release of Lion that I cannot enable internet sharing via Wifi without all my windows crashing, and refusing to re-open. My iPhone is currently off contract at the moment so I use my Mac as a router for it so I can enjoy apps, but without this working its effectively useless. I'd like to stress that I had no problems whatsoever in Snow Leopard.

    The crashes aren't immediate, they are usually around half an hour later, causing me to restart my mac

    I have a 2011 iMac 27" i5 2.7GHz for anyone wondering.

    Thanks for the help, been a reader for quite some time on this forum :)
  2. shardey macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2010
    Has this ever worked in lion? Did you perform a clean install or one over snow leopard?
  3. xApexPredator thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2011
    Darlington, England
    I installed it straight from the App store onto Snow Leopard

    Nope, It hasn't worked in Lion, from the start and after the latest updates
  4. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Jul 3, 2010
    It seems to be an issue that happens to many users.
    - Try to change your TCP/IP settings in System preferences: in "Advanced" under WiFi Connection, change to 'Using DHCP with manual address';
    - If that doesn't work, consider purchasing a second-hand Airport Express on eBay.​

    Internet Sharing has always been a bit wonky, even with older OSes and apparently much worse now with Lion. A router is always a more stable solution.

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