Share internet from MacBook (using ethernet) to iPhone (over wifi) with a password?

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  1. MasterHowl, Jan 26, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2012

    MasterHowl macrumors 65816

    MasterHowl

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    #1
    Hello everyone,

    I'm a student and I use my MacBook Pro in my room at university connected to the internet using an ethernet cable.

    I have an iPhone (4S) and would like to share the connection to it, so I don't run up my 3G data allowance whilst sat in my room.

    I've managed to share in internet connection, but not with a password. Here's my system prefs:

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    I just don't see an option for passwording, or maybe I'm doing the whole thing wrong. I just need to password it because I don't want other people in my building stealing my internet!

    Thank you.
     
  2. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

    MuGeN PoWeR

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    first uncheck the internet sharing and then just click on wifi options and then select the password u wana put there!! and then check the internet sharing again and u r done!
     
  3. MasterHowl thread starter macrumors 65816

    MasterHowl

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    Thank you so much :)

    Can't believe I managed to miss that!

    EDIT: My iPhone's not connecting now... the little circle in the wi-fi options is just going round and round next to my MacBook's name. Have I done something else wrong now?
     
  4. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

    MuGeN PoWeR

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    #4
    ur welcome!! restart ur mac! and try restarting ur iPhone and forgetting the network:)
     

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