Sharing Internet from Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ShaanCC, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. ShaanCC macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook is able to connect to my wi-fi network in places my iPod touch and Wii cannot, and I heard it was possible to create a network on my mac. I went to Software Preferences<Sharing<Internet Sharing and have it set as
    Sharing your computer from : airport
    To Computers Using : [X]Ethernet [X] Firewire.
    But when I go on my iPod Touch and search for networks I see no results.
    Help!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Because your iPod has no Ethernet jack, it uses Wifi.

    The way internet sharing works on Mac OS X is that the Mac you wanna share from gets its Internet signal by Ethernet and then shares it via Wifi (with its own wifi network) or it gets Internet via Wifi and shares it via Ethernet.
    It can not get Internet via Wifi and then share it via Wifi.

    Internet Sharing does not work as a repeater for boosting signals.
     
  3. ShaanCC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, I was beginning to suspect that. Thanks for clarifying that.
    Do you know if there's any reason that my iPod wouldn't be getting wifi where my macbook would?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    The iPod Touch's antenna is really small compared to a MacBook's antenna.

    The iPod Touch has its antenna behind the little black plastic oval on the back of the device, the MacBook has it either in the frame of the display (white models) or in the black hinge (Unibody models).

    [​IMG]


    Wireless signals have less interference going through plastic than metal.
     

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