Hide Ethernet -> Hotspot

zerrisk

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Original poster
Jul 8, 2013
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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.
 

simon48

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

Robyr

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Feb 21, 2010
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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.