Tethering MBP to Mac mini for Internet.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Darkfire26, May 16, 2010.

  1. Darkfire26 macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2007
    Las Vegas
    I want to know how to use bluetooth to connect my Gf's MBP to my mini, so that she may have an internet connection. Can't figure out how to get the settings right.

    If wrong forum, apologies.
  2. Goettel macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2008
    To begin, is the Mac Mini getting internet from a wired router? (through ethernet or USB) If this is the case, you would be better of sharing the mac mini's connection over airport than over bluetooth as the range and speed will be much better.

    In system preferences, go into sharing and select internet sharing from the list on the left. Before you tic the box, chose share your connection from: ethernet (I guess) and to: Airport. Under AirPort Options (the button on the bottom left) you should select a type of encryption (WPA is recommended over WEP) and enter a password.

    Once that is done, your Girlfriend can connect to the Mac Mini as if it were a normal wifi hot spot.

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