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# 174973 12-Jun-2015 15:33
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I'm trying to use a personal hotspot for the first time to use iPhone 3G/4g data on my iMac. Once enabled on the phone the hotspot shows up easily on the iMac and appears to connect fine. However when connected I have no internet connection whatsoever.

I've tried this via USB and wifi. Both connect but neither work. I've tried resetting iPhone network settings. I've tried renaming the phone. I've tried resetting hotspot wifi password. I've tried deleting and recreating the iPhone USB network option. I've tried restarting both devices many times. I've tried every little solution I can find on the Internet and still no luck. Always appears to connect to hotspot but never any internet connection.

Data works fine on the phone. The hotspot also works when I use it with my iPad. It just won't work on the iMac.

Phone is iPhone6 iOS8. IMac is Yosemite.

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In the network prefs, set the service order under the cog icon. If you have multiple active network interfaces, you need to configure this correctly.

Any inactive interface will automatically be moved to a lower priority than an active one (hence why it works when you unplug the ethernet), but it you want to automatiically swith to iPhone tether when connected, just change the service order.

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