Enabling Wifi on iMac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stockcerts, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. stockcerts macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Does anyone have a link for the directions to enable wifi from an iMac? I have a roommate that would like to connect and I'm not sure how to enable it. Thanks!
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    From the menu bar, select the empty triangle and select turn on airport
    From the system preferences, click on the network preferences, click on airport and then press the turn on airport button.
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    I'm assuming you want to share an internet connection from your iMac through your iMac's AirPort?

    To do so, go into System Preferences:

    - Sharing
    - Internet Sharing
    - Share your connection from: Ethernet
    - To computers using AirPort

    If you're using AirPort to connect to your network, it won't be possible to share through AirPort and your friend or whoever would need to connect to your iMac through the Ethernet port to gain internet access.
  4. stockcerts thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    I'll try this. My hope is that my roommate will be able to see my network and connect with her PC.
  5. lith-ium macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2009
    however, note that this only works for apple products (imac, macbooks, iphones, ipods). as far as i know (and from personal experience), other devices wont find the wifi you are sharing through apple's airport. :(
  6. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2009
    no anything that uses wifi can detect them, ive done it with my pcs before.

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