Hide Ethernet -> Hotspot

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

  1. zerrisk macrumors member

    zerrisk

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    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

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  3. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

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  4. simon48 macrumors 65816

    simon48

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

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    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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