How to Set Up a Wi-Fi Hotspot from Your Mac

George Herman
George Herman
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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

  1. Open “System Preferences” (to do so, click the gray icon with a gear on it in your taskbar).
  2. Open the “Sharing” Icon and select “Internet Sharing” on the left side.

  3. 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).
  4. Underneath the “Share your connection from” tab, press on the “To computers using:” drop down and select the Wi-Fi option.
  5. Then go to “Wi-Fi Options” and set a password to your network.
  6. 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. 

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