How to turn your Mac into a Wi-Fi hotspot

“At a conference? Sharing facilities on a location that has Ethernet but no wireless access? Want to get the team online?” Jonny Evans writes for Apple Must. “There’s a Mac for that, more specifically a little-known talent tucked inside your computer’s System Preferences.”

“First you need to get your Mac connected to the Internet, presumably using Ethernet,” Evans writes.

Evans writes, “So, now your Mac is online you want to turn it into a wireless router so all your other Macs, iPhones, iPads, and (potentially) connected doorbell can all get online. Not to mention your air quality monitor…”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Internet Sharing is caring.


  1. Every once in a while there is a Ethernet connection in a hotel road. A 50’ Ethernet cable is always in my laptop bag. (Along with a 3 prong to 2 prong adapter)

    #oldschoololdman2therescue 🙂

  2. I find that sharing a data connection via my iPhone is something I do much more than sharing a cabled internet connection via my laptop.

    In hotels with slow or expensive WiFi and marginal GSM reception, I sometimes find that propping up or even gaffer taping my iPhone to the window will allow me to receive a connection which can in turn be shared with my iPad or MacBook, which can then be operated in a convenient place within the room.

    I’ve very rarely been in the sort of situation described in that article. The last time must have been several years ago.

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