Wifi Hotspot using Mac

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  1. surfer17 macrumors member

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    Please read the entire post:

    I know that you can create a wifi hotspot using a Mac, through the 'Internet Sharing' option in System Preferences, if the Mac is connected to the Internet via Ethernet.

    However, here is my issue:

    My iPhone isn't getting any Wifi signals where I'm at, but my rMBP has a pretty good connection to the Wifi (I'm in the basement and the router is on the second floor of the house).

    So, I was wondering if anyone here has a solution through which I can get the same internet speeds on my iPhone as I'm getting on my Mac.

    Since my Mac is already connected to internet using Wifi, it can't create a Wifi hotspot.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    You can share your MBP's internet connection, but not through wifi. it does not have the wifi transmitter needed to send the signal like a phone (or a router) does.
     
  3. CaffeinatedNoms macrumors member

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    You could always get a plugin wireless extender... they cost upwards from about £30/US$50/CA$55 and some of the smaller ones just look like extra large plugs with no cords.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Actually you can do that with a MBP, I've done it a few times before. Your MBP must be connected to the inernet with ethernet though.

    OP, buy a wireless extender or, if you are able, bring a cat5e wire up to your room through the wall. Alternatively there are those powerline ethernet thingys which you could use, but I've heard mixed reports on those.
     

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