I'm trying to do the following setup:

Internet modem/router -> (wifi) -> Macbook -> (ethernet) -> Airport express ->(wifi) -> various devices.

Is it possible to share internet from a MB to an airport express through ethernet?

My MB is a MacbookPro retina from Mid 2012

As to why i'm doing this: I don't have access to the internet modem ( can't plug anything to it), so i'm trying to spread wifi to the rest of my apartment any ways I can. Any other ideas are welcome


1 Answer 1

  1. Go to System Preferences -> Sharing.
  2. Enable Internet Sharing.
  3. Set Share your connection from to Wi-Fi
  4. set the To Computers using to Ethernet.
  5. Connect the ethernet cable from Macbook to your airport's Ethernet WAN port (Dotted circle).
  6. That's it.
  • I was plugging the ethernet in the wrong port on the Airport Express. Now i see the AE in the airport utility. Looks like internet sharing is not working i'll look into that.
    – Adav
    Commented Nov 12, 2015 at 13:51

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