Hotel sharing internet from wifi to wifi in Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by PaperQueen, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    PaperQueen

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    Aug 16, 2007
    Location:
    Just this side of insanity (Minneapolis)
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    I've scoured the posts here regarding Lion and various wifi connection problems. Most appear to involved ethernet or Xboxes, neither of which applies in my case.

    Most hotels I stay in have switched from ethernet to wifi in the rooms, soooo....my usual Airport Express game plan doesn't work (crud).

    Means I have to connect my MacBook Air to the hotel network wirelessly (paid). The plan is to set up password protected wifi internet sharing on the MBA so my iPad can get online too (without having to pay for a second connection).

    Went to System Prefs > Sharing > Internet, but there isn't a TO wifi option; just FROM wifi:

    Sharing>Missing wifi option.jpg

    (Probably goes without saying, but turning internet sharing on doesn't change the list of available options.)

    Gotta have the outbound wifi option for the iPad to connect. Bluetooth PAN doesn't work (not to mention cuts out any chance of password protection).

    Help, anyone...? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. macrumors 604

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    West Suburban Boston Ma
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    you can only share internet if you use different connection. wi-fi to wi-fi will not work, nor will ethernet to ethernet. You can go ethernet to wi-fi or wi-fi to ethernet.
     

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