Sunday Monday (delayed) day of our column MM Answers! ?
The question of the day:
How to use your Mac as a wireless router?
Did you know that you can turn your Mac into a wireless router anywhere? If your answer is ?no?, know that this tool is very interesting if you are in a location that the Wi-Fi signal is bad or if you are in a location without the availability of a wireless network.
Following the step-by-step below you can connect your iGadgets, computers or any other device you want on a wireless network created by your computer!
Setting up sharing
Connect an Ethernet cable or activate a Bluetooth internet connection with your computer and follow these steps:
- From the apple menu, in the upper left corner of the macOS interface, select "System Preferences".
- In the window that appears, select the ?Sharing? area.
- Click on the lock in the lower left corner of the window and authenticate your Mac's administrator account.
- Select "Share Internet" in the sidebar. It is important to note that you should not check the checkbox yet, just select the item.
- In the item ?Share your connection from:?, select your computer's primary internet connection option in this example, we will use Ethernet / Thunderbolt.
- In the item ?For computers using:?, select the Wi-Fi box. This option guides your Mac to create a wireless network and allows any device that connects to it to have access to the internet signal originating from the Ethernet / Thunderbolt cable .
- Click on ?Wi-Fi options? and define a name for your network as well as an operating channel.
- In "Security" choose the option Personal WPA2, set and verify a password for your network.
- Click "OK" and return to the "Sharing" menu in System Preferences.
- Check the "Share Internet" text box.
- Click "Start".
Ready! With this option enabled, your Mac becomes a wireless router and allows other devices to access the internet using your computer's wired connection.
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