My school provides ethernet, which my Macbook can easily connect to. I want to share it with my iPhone, but it indicates that 802.1X protection has forbidden me to do so. Is there a way to surpass the protection?

Operating system: OS X 10.10 with iOS 8.4

Thank you!


Usually on school campus you'll have wifi too, and also 802.1X protection is there for a reason.

The only way to share internet from a 802.1X protected network , I think, is by creating a VPN connection on the mac (this will only work if your school's network allows it which i doubt).

To do this go to your nettwork settings, unlock it (padlock) and click the plus sign to add a VPN connection.

Next you choose VPN connection, in this example i'll be using vpnbook.com/freevpn since it provides a free reliable service. So change the type to PPTP.

Now the interface is created and you need to put the credentials provided in the free PPTP section of vpnbook.com/freevpn (vpn server / login / password)

hit connect and it should work

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The last thing now is to share this VPN connection, you need to go back to share settings and choose the interface you just created

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  • It would be helpful if the images were in English. What does PPTP stand for anyway? – Apollo May 9 '19 at 8:42

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