I am using MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard, and my system is connected to internet via wired broadband connection.

I want to share internet connection from my MacBook Pro via Wi-Fi, so I can connect other devices to internet.

How can I achieve this?


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This all happens inside the "Sharing" pane of "System Preferences":

  1. Select "Internet Sharing" from the list
  2. Select "Ethernet" from the popup menu
  3. Click the checkbox next to "Wi-Fi"
  4. If you wish to secure the wireless network a password, click the "Wi-Fi Options..." button
  5. When you've got it all set up how you like, click the checkbox next to "Internet Sharing"
  6. There is no step 6

Internet Sharing

  • thanks. can you let me know how to set password?
    – I-M-JM
    Dec 23, 2011 at 5:32
  • @I-M-JM Click the "Wi-Fi Options" button, change the "Security" to "128-bit WEP", and type a password into the fields Dec 23, 2011 at 5:38
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    Step 6 for me was "Select the Start option from the confirmation dialog box. Step 7 was "get confused and disappointed when the network I set up appears only once, briefly, in the list of available networks on my Android device."
    – intuited
    Sep 5, 2014 at 5:07

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