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I've connected my Pi Zero over USB to my OS X laptop and under Preferences -> Network it shows up as RNDIS/Ethernet Gadget, with a self assigned IP.

It says that RNDIS/Ethernet Gadget has a self-assigned IP address and will not be able to connect to the Internet.

I'd like it to be able to connect to the internet.

How does one enable this?

  • Have you attempted to enable DHCP on your pi? also what have you done so far in attempt to resolve the problem? Commented May 30, 2016 at 3:24

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System Preferences > Internet Sharing

First you have to select RNDIS/Ethernet Gadget then Internet Sharing


  • You know what? I had "Share your connection from Ethernet" when I was using WiFi this entire time! Lol
    – Lucien
    Commented May 21, 2016 at 5:33
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    On my mac RNDIS/Ethernet Gadget won't show up. What can I do=
    – tmuecksch
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 19:43

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