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How To Use A Mac As A Wi-Fi Hotspot

Use A Mac As A Wi-Fi Hotspot

Use A Mac As A Wi-Fi Hotspot

Millions of users worldwide are using Macs. However, not everyone knows the way to use a Mac as a Wi-Fi Hotspot. You can easily power up the Wi-Fi hotspots if you have a wired internet connection and wish to share it with someone. There are just a couple of settings which need to be done in the system. Follow the instructions below to know how to use a Mac as a Wi-Fi Hotspot.

Methods To Use A Mac As A Wi-Fi Hotspot
Sharing the Internet from an Ethernet Connection

If you wish to share the internet from wired Ethernet connection through Wi-Fi, you would just need to make sure that the Ethernet cable is plugged in before you begin the process of sharing. Irrespective of the type of OS you are using, the procedure is same for all.

Click on the Apple logo displayed towards the top left corner of your display screen and pick ‘System Preference’.

Selecting it will open a new window where you need to click on ‘Sharing’ and then select ‘Internet Sharing’ from the list of services in the column displayed towards the left.

Select the source of internet connection towards the right – you need to pick Ethernet. Ensure that the Wi-Fi is selected in the ‘To computers using’ box. The Wi-Fi hotspot is almost ready for devices to be connected to the internet through Wi-Fi using Ethernet.

The Wi-Fi hotspot has to be configured and you need to click on ‘Wi-Fi Options’. Changing the Wi-Fi channel and network name are optional but if one does experience interference it should be changed. In the Security drop-down select WPA2-Personal and a password to the network. Hackers and other people can misuse your Wi-Fi hotspot for their personal gains which is why adding a password is highly recommended.

When the configuration is done click ‘OK’ and close the window. To activate the Wi-Fi hotspot which you just set up select the checkbox to the left of Internet Sharing. All Wi-Fi enabled devices that come within the range of the hotspot will be ready to establish a connection.

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