Turn Your Mac into a Wifi Hot Spot

By Dan Hinckley

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As more and more technical devices include wifi capabilities, the need for a wireless network in your home is becoming very important.

If you don’t have a wireless router, or are on travel and want to create a Wifi network on the fly, now you can with your Mac and a wired internet connection.

6 Easy Steps to Turn Your Mac into a Wifi Hot Spot

To turn your Mac into a Wifi Hot Spot:

  1. Have a Mac computer connected to a WIRED internet connection
  2. Open System Preferences & navigate to the Sharing section
  3. System Preferences.png
  4. Select Internet Sharing and make sure it is Unchecked
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  6. Set the Share your connection from: option to Built-in Ethernet & check the Airport Option
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  8. Select AirPort Options, Name your network, enable encryption, and enter a password.
  9. System Preferences-1.png
  10. Back at the Sharing Site, check Internet Sharing and click Start when the pop-up asks for confirmation
  11. Sharing-2.png

Your Mac should now be sharing your internet connection by broadcasting out a wireless signal and creating a Wifi Hot Spot. You should be able to connect to the Hot Spot by connecting to the network you created and entering in the password for the connection.

About Dan Hinckley
Dan Hinckley is an experienced Mac user who converted to Apple products when they introduced them on Intel Processors. He loves helping others get more out of their devices! Subscribe to Maciverse.com to get the latest from Dan and the Maciverse Team!! Find out more about Dan:

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