I need to create a Wi-Fi hotspot on my OS X machine with no internet connection.
I need this in order to locally connect my Android smartphone via the hotspot and control the machine via an app (Unified Remote) for a presentation.
The place where I need this only has a corporate network which doesn't allow for such local connections.
I know this is going to work because I used to do this on Windows, but here the hotspot doesn't turn on until it has a wired connection, and automatically turns off if I unplug the ethernet wire.
Is there a way to turn on the hotspot even with no connections?

Thank you :)

  • Please consider rewriting. I am unclear as to what you are asking.
    – Allan
    May 23 '16 at 18:45
  • Yes, sorry, I hope it is clearer now :)
    – itsmeciao
    May 23 '16 at 21:18
  • Ok...but now it looks like a possible duplicate of How to create an ad hoc Wi-Fi network in OS X? did you look at this yet?
    – Allan
    May 23 '16 at 21:23
  • The guy in the question wanted to share his internet connection through his mac... I just want the two devices to be on the same network so I can use the app mentioned above, I don't need internet.
    – itsmeciao
    May 23 '16 at 22:06
  • If you click the WiFi symbol in the top bar and select "create network" can your Android device connect to it?
    – Allan
    May 23 '16 at 22:08

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