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

MasterHowl

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Oct 3, 2010
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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:



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.
 
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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!
 

MasterHowl

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Oct 3, 2010
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North of England
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!
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?
 

MuGeN PoWeR

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Jun 29, 2011
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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?
ur welcome!! restart ur mac! and try restarting ur iPhone and forgetting the network:)
 
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