How can I use my computer as a hotspot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Amnak, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Amnak macrumors 6502

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    Hey all I'm in Texas visiting my family and they don't have wifi, I brought my iPad and iPod touch along with me as well as my computer. i wanted to know if i could make my computer a wireless hotspot or tether my computers internet to the idevices through bluetooth? I'm running on a LAN connection right now.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Langley, Washington
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    First, Create an Airport network from the Airport Menu.
    Second, Open Sharing from System Preferences, and select Internet Sharing, then choose from Ethernet to Airport. Done.

    I did this for a long time at my Aunt and Uncle's Farm, but from Dial-up to Airport, and other times from Airport to Ethernet other places.

    TEG
     
  3. Amnak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Worked perfect except on my brothers DS but that ok he'll survive !! thanks to both of you:)
     
  4. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    Does turning your Macbook Pro into a "Router" allow you to surf on it while it is being a "router"?
     
  5. captainbeyond macrumors newbie

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    I am doing just that now. In my dorm, there is only one ethernet port, so I am using internet sharing from ethernet to airport, while my friend who is visiting is watching hulu off my airport network.
     

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