If you are now using a Mac, have you ever wondered if you can share the internet from a wired Ethernet connection via Wi-Fi? In reality, you can easily turn your Mac into a Wi-Fi hotspot anytime you want without the need for any additional hardware or software to be installed. This is a great functionality, as it allows you to share your connection with other iPhone, iPad or Mac nearby.
In this guide, we will show you to share the internet from a wired Ethernet connection via Wi-Fi on your Mac. Before we begin, note that the below-mentioned step-by-step guide works with all macOS versions, so don’t worry about the OS you are running, you just need to follow our steps below.
Steps to turn your Mac into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Step one: First off, you need to click the Apple logo located in the top-left hand corner of your screen and click System Preferences to proceed
Step two: From the new window, click Sharing and select Internet Sharing from the list in the left-hand side of the window. After that, you need to select the source of your connection, Ethernet on the right-hand side of the window
Step three: Once you are done, select your Wi-Fi network in the “To computer using” box. This step will create the Wi-Fi hotspot using your Ethernet connection
Step four: Next up, you are now supposed to configure your Wi-Fi hotspot. To do this, you have to click Wi-Fi Options at the bottom of the window. Here, you can change the network name and Wi-Fi channel. You can select WPA2-Personal and then enter your password to keep your network from prying eyes.
Step five: Once everything is done, hit OK to exit out of the window and activate your new Wi-Fi hotspot from the Internet Sharing on the left-hand side of your screen.
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