Hide Ethernet -> Hotspot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zerrisk, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. zerrisk macrumors member


    Jul 8, 2013
    Is it possible to hide a Hot Spot when I "share" my internet from my MacBook Pro?

    I live in a college dorm where they do not allow personal routers, but that's for security I'm assuming. I only want to use a hidden hot spot so I can use my tablet and phone without killing my data.
  2. Robyr macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2010
  3. luckydcxx macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2013
  4. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    What you need to use is a "hidden SSID", see if your device that's doing the broadcasting supports it.
  5. Robyr macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2010
    He is talking about using his MBP to share his wired connection, effectively turning his MBP into a hotspot. I have found no method of hiding the SSID using this method, so I suspect he will need a new device to use as a bridge to allow this.

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