How to share wireless internet in Mac OS X

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  1. Brandon263 macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys, my MacBook is connected to WiFi via PPPoW, but I want to be able to access WiFi on my iPad/iPhone. Do you guys know of a program/setting in OS X that's similar to Connectify (a Windows program that shares your WiFi connection like a virtual router)?

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. justperry, Jan 18, 2013
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    justperry macrumors 604

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    Go into the Sharing Preferences in System Preferences, you'll see internet sharing there, I think you're smart enough to do the rest, if not ask.

    Edit: As the poster below says, from wifi to wifi is not possible, didn't see this.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I'm pretty sure internet sharing only works when you do

    share from ethernet to wifi
    or
    share from wifi to ethernet.

    I don't see a way you could share from wifi to wifi....why would you need to anyway?
     
  4. Brandon263 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I need to do it because my university only provides internet through WiFi PPPoE. So each time I want to connect to the internet I connect to the WiFi connection by using a dial-up service.

    The problem is similar to this.

    However, I don't have an Airport Extreme Base Station and can't jailbreak my devices because they're all on iOS 6.

    Does Mac OS X have something like Connectify?
     
  5. justperry macrumors 604

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    I should have read better:eek:, but, if he buys a USB dongle it might be possible.
     
  6. Brandon263 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    WiFi to WiFi is possible through an Airport Express Base Station, but I was looking for a software-based solution along the lines of Connectify (which is unfortunately only for Windows).
     
  7. justperry macrumors 604

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    You want to share your internet from your Mac to lets say an iPhone, if you connect to a wireless network it will not be possible to share that wireless network again since it is in use by the connection to the airport Express, I also looked on my express and there is no option there either.
    Without another Dongle it is not possible.

    And, this is not a PC:p
     
  8. Brandon263 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the insightful comment about a Mac not being a PC.

    As stated in the thread I linked to, it is possible to share a wireless connection through an Ethernet cable connected to an Airport Express. Just because you don't know how to do it, doesn't mean it's not possible. The procedure to do so (http://www.officetime.net/blog/usin...-to-get-free-hotel-wifi-for-all-your-devices/) is easily accessible through a simple Google search, and, in fact, is outlined in the thread I linked to.

    For people who actually know what they're talking about, does anyone know of a Mac OS X alternative to Connectify?
     
  9. justperry macrumors 604

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    :p Means, that software on a PC is for a PC, not a Mac.

    Second, you asked for sharing the Wifi from wifi from your Mac, you did not mention an ethernet Cable.
    Wifi to Wifi is possible with another non Airport USB dongle, as I said in a former post.

    Sharing internet if your Mac is connected with an ethernet Cable is easy(Sharing Preference Pane).

    If you buy yourself a USB Dongle which does not use Apple's built in Airport software it is easy and won't be that expensive and for you right now the easiest way.

    Now, I shared my Internet from my wifi (built in Airport) to my Airport Express in the sharing Preference Pane, the Airport Express is connected through an ethernet Cable, I then accessed the wifi on the Airport Express with my iPhone and had no problems to do so.
    This can be set up easily with Apple's built in Software and works, but it needs to be connected with an ethernet Cable or with another non Airport based USB dongle.
     
  10. Brandon263 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Emmm...thanks for repeating what I said?

    Anyone know of a software-based solution?
     
  11. justperry macrumors 604

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    I really don't get it, I provide you with a way to do it but you don't seem to understand, it is software and it is built in.

    Whatever, if you can't set it up it's not my fault.

    Cheers
     
  12. Brandon263 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think what you're not getting is that I already stated that I know how to share my WiFi using a hardware-based solution. A closer reading of what I wrote would do you immense good. Or, actually, maybe don't read it at all, just stop re-posting stuff that is irrelevant to this thread or saying extremely inane stuff like "PC software doesn't work on a Mac."

    I'm looking for a software-based method to access WiFi through PPPoE on my iPhone/ to share my computer's WiFi connection.
     
  13. arieldefiesta, Feb 21, 2015
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    arieldefiesta macrumors newbie

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    Yes. That is possible for you to use your wifi or airport connection to other device using bluetooth sharing. Just turn on your bluetooth on the mac and also the bluetooth of your device and paired. go to system setting and click on BLUETOOTH OR SHARING set up. pls follow the link: i.e.

    http://www.macyourself.com/2009/02/...-a-wifi-hotspot-using-os-xs-internet-sharing/

    001. but instead, set share your internet connection from: AirPort.
    002. you can see the selection below..select Bluetooth PAN.
    003. internet sharing, check
    004. bluetooth sharing, check
    005. check privacy settings
    006. connect
    007. happy browsing
     
  14. hallux macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure the question has been answered by now, the last post before yours was 2 years ago.
     

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