Setting up MacBook as a wired network bridge

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by robbiemcmartin, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. robbiemcmartin macrumors newbie


    Aug 13, 2017
    Can anyone help? I've recently bought a new Smart TV and i'm trying to use my MacBook Pro as a network bridge from a shared wifi hotspot to my TV.
    I'm using a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter and ethernet cable plugged directly into my TV. The TV shows that it's connected, however receives no internet signal.
    I've tried doing the same with a SONOS Play 5 speaker however that's not working either which i guess would indicate that there's perhaps a setting on my MacBook that's not allowing me to connect.
    Anyone with any suggestions?
  2. Lunder89 macrumors 6502


    Oct 16, 2014
    If I understand you correctly, this is how to do it.
    Open System Preferences > Sharing
    Select Internet sharing, and choose where from the internet should be shared, and to where.
  3. robbiemcmartin thread starter macrumors newbie


    Aug 13, 2017
    Yea you're correct i think. That's the way i've set it up anyway. The problem is that the MacBook is connecting to the TV however no internet signal is being detected. Basically the TV says "connected" however when i click on the smart tv functions it says to check the internet connection.

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