How to Turn a Macbook Into a Wireless Router

This article will show you how to turn your MacBook computer into a wireless router so that you can share internet connection with other people or simply use internet on your smartphone.

Steps

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    Navigate to Apple>System Preferences> Network
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    On the Network window click on AirPort from the left Menu.
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    Make sure your AirPort is turned on. If it isn't press the "Turn AirPort On" button.
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    Under the "Network Name" Drop down menu choose "Create Network".
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    Enter your desired SSID and Password and Create.
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    Your router is up but its not sharing internet yet. Navigate back to System Preferences.
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    Choose Sharing.
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    Enable the "Internet Sharing" feature by activating the checkbox next to it in the left menu.
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    You will receive a message asking if you are sure that you want to start internet sharing. Click Start.
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    In the "Share internet from" drop-down menu choose your internet source. Most of the time this is Ethernet.
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    in the "To Computers Using" menu choose AirPort.
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    Now you can connect to your router with other devices and enjoy internet over wifi.

Warnings

  • Since the MacBook Air does not have an ethernet port and uses AirPort as its main internet source , this MacBook brand users can only use this article to make a Local Area Network over wifi and CAN NOT share internet via wifi.

Article Info

Categories: Wireless Networking | MacBook