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I have an iMac, that has Internet access via Ethernet cable (no Wi-Fi).

I know that my iMac has a Wi-Fi access point.

How can I share the iMac's Internet connection with an iPad?

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You should accept the answer if it solved your problem. Only then one can see that this problem was solved when searching for it on stack exchange. ;) – gentmatt Dec 21 '11 at 7:27

System Preferences -> Sharing -> Internet Sharing

Share your connection from ethernet -> to computers using: Wi-Fi

In Wi-Fi options you can select a WEP password encryption for your network.

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Just tried this - works like a charm. – please delete me Dec 21 '11 at 6:00

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