or HOW TO Find OSX wifi sharing on an android device
I have setup a mac mini (Mountain Lion) with internet sharing to devices using WIFI. My iPhone and iPod both see and can use the connection but none of the Android (Samsung, Nexus 4) can see it.
Any hints as to how I can share the mac mini's internet access with an Android device?
UPDATE getting the terminology right seemed to help my search.
Instead of searching on
WIFI Android, searching on
Ad-Hoc nerwork android gave me
which I will try tomorrow - however I assume this only works if the network is visible
Step 2 : Configuring the android device :
Now, we will configure the android device to make it able to access this new adhoc network
Go to setting on the menu of your device then wireless and networks then wi-fi settings then activate wi-fi . Right click and choose advanced . Check the "Use static IP"and fill in : ip address: 192.168.137.5 (for example) Gateway : 192.168.137.1 Netmask : 255.255.255.0 DNS 1: 192.168.137.1 DNS 2 : 188.8.131.52 then right click and save.
Finally, click on the adhoc network (and input password if you use WEP security) then connect. And that's all ...enjoy internet with Google Play download supported... If you encounter problems connecting ,try to disable then to reactivate wifi, else reboot your android device.