My MacBook Pro (2017 ver. / no ethernet port) is connected to a WiFi connection and I am trying to use Internet Sharing so that I can connect my Philips Hue Bridge to the internet. I quickly bought a USB-C to Ethernet adapter from Amazon thinking that would work but I am guessing this can only be used to get an internet connection to my MacBook from a router/modem, instead of sharing the connection from the MacBook to another device?

Any insights/help would be greatly appreciated.

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On macOS, you can share an internet connection from one network interface over another interface using the Internet Sharing feature in the Sharing system preference.

In your case, you would share from your Wi-Fi connection to your Ethernet adapter, similar to this:

Internet Sharing section in Sharing preferences pane, showing Wi-Fi sharing to Ethernet adapter

  • Could you please recommend an Ethernet adapter that would support an 'outgoing' internet connection from the MacBook to another device? (maybe one that supports USB-C). Thanks!!!
    – Jake B.
    Nov 22, 2021 at 11:09
  • @JakeB. Any well-behaved Ethernet adapter should work; to the adapter, it simply looks like you're connecting your target device to just another router. Can you share the exact brand & model of your adapter in your question, if it's misbehaving?
    – pion
    Nov 23, 2021 at 2:53

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