Making MacBook Pro Act as a Router

mjguarino

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I am currently a student at a college which recently switched to a campus wide Wi-Fi connection rather than wired. When the connection was wired I was able to connect my MacBook to the jack in the wall and use Internet sharing to transmit a Wi-Fi connection that I could use for my printer,ipod,ps3, etc. Now that the campus is completely Wi-Fi, it blocks out certain connections from devices such as an xbox. Is there a way to connect a device to my MacBook with an ethernet cable and use the campus's Wi-Fi to get internet connection. Pretty much the reverse way of what I had done last year. Or transmit a different Wi-Fi connection from my MacBook. I know it is possible with a PC, my roomate figured out how to do it and can play xbox just by running an ethernet cable from his laptop to the console.
 
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Yes, you can share your WiFi connection via Ethernet via System Preferences > Sharing > Internet Sharing > Share from AirPort/WiFi to Ethernet.

 

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Yes, you can share your WiFi connection via Ethernet via System Preferences > Sharing > Internet Sharing > Share from AirPort/WiFi to Ethernet.

Its funny cuz any apple idevice connects to it but non-apples things like phones tend not to work with mine, do you have any ideas why?
 
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Its funny cuz any apple idevice connects to it but non-apples things like phones tend not to work with mine, do you have any ideas why?
Do you mean, when one shares an Ethernet connection via WiFi and creates a WiFi network with a Mac?
I only did this a couple of times, mostly during the Tiger era, but the last time I tried via my iMac running 10.6 I could access that network with an Android phone (I have not other non-Apple devices with WiFi to try).
 

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Do you mean, when one shares an Ethernet connection via WiFi and creates a WiFi network with a Mac?
I only did this a couple of times, mostly during the Tiger era, but the last time I tried via my iMac running 10.6 I could access that network with an Android phone (I have not other non-Apple devices with WiFi to try).
yes exactly i have lion 10.7.2 and a samsung bada phone and it never works, same with my sister htc running android
 
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