Is there a freeware app that will let me share ethernet over airport?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bob99, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. bob99 macrumors member

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    I know this can be done in the "Sharing" menu of the system prefs, but unfortunately that item is locked out on the computer I'm currently using (it's a work machine, locked down, etc.)

    Is there a little app that will share the ethernet connection over airport? I have an iPad and iPhone that I use, and I'd like to connect at speeds faster than 3G.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Nope. Any app that could do this would need admin rights.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you can't even use Internet sharing due to corporate policy (or whatever IT agreement you signed as a condition of working wherever you're working) why would you be allowed/able to install an unauthorized application do perform the restricted function?
     
  4. bob99 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have local admin rights, and can install programs to the computer.

    I am sticking it to the man!!! Take that!

    Just joking, I'm looking for a temporary workaround until a wireless network is actually installed. Currently I've just been tethering off an iPhone.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    If you have local admin rights, why not unlock the sharing pref pane?
     
  6. bob99 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi Intell,

    That's a great idea... Can you give me a hand with how I do that? Currently it's just not there. It isn't locked, the only item I have in "internet and wireless" is "Network"

    Thanks!
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    Go to the Sharing pref pane and click on Internet Sharing. The settings you need are in there.
     

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