Sharing Wi-Fi from your Mac is easy and a great way to create your own “Personal Hotspot” of sorts. Follow these steps below and you’ll have one for yourself in no time.
How to Set Up a Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Open “System Preferences” (to do so, click the gray icon with a gear on it in your taskbar).
- Open the “Sharing” Icon and select “Internet Sharing” on the left side.
- Select what type of internet connection you have in the “Share your connection from:” drop-down (Options include: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth DUN, Ethernet, Bluetooth PAN, iPhone USB, and Firewire).
- Underneath the “Share your connection from” tab, press on the “To computers using:” drop down and select the Wi-Fi option.
- Then go to “Wi-Fi Options” and set a password to your network.
- Once you have made your Wi-Fi password, enable Wi-Fi sharing by ticking the little box that says “Internet Sharing” on the left side of the window near the bottom.
And just like that, now your Mac is emitting a Wi-Fi signal that other devices can connect to and use your Wi-Fi. If you have any questions or need help setting this up, do not hesitate to ask.