Questions tagged [internet-sharing]

the use of a device with Internet access to act as an access point for other devices

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Mac OS Networking: through Iphone’s hotspot and then desktop switch

I currently use mobile data to connect my MacBook Pro laptop to the internet. Now I want to share the internet through my laptop and a desktop switch. For this I did the following: Enable network ...
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Why can't I create a WiFi network while being connected to another WiFi network?

Is this a hardware limitation, or just bad software from Apple? What do wireless routers have that a Macbook doesn't, that they can extend WiFi networks, using, e.g., WDS?
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VPN Disconnects When Internet Sharing Over WIFI

I'm running MacOS Big Sur 11.2.1 and have a Surfshark VPN. I have set up a L2TP over IPsec VPN which works when I connect to it but when I try sharing that connection over WIFI the VPN disconnects so ...
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AP Not Starting Sharing Internet Ethernet to Wifi

I am trying to share an ethernet connection to Wi-Fi on my Mac Mini (2014) running 10.15 but the access point is not starting despite Internet Sharing being on. Console output on my Macbook Pro (where ...
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Can't share ethernet connection of college ethernet on Mac - but can do it on windows without problems

I'm trying to share my college dorm ethernet connection of my Mac over the WiFi of the laptop with internet sharing in MacOs. Previously, I used a Windows pc and could switch on "Hotspot" in ...
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Macbook keeps disconnecting from hotspot Wifi, which works well

I've been having this problem for months, and I finally need help. I found other topics on connection problems, but not quite the one I have. When I'm at home I use a Wifi hotspot from my Android ...
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internet sharing (mojave) AND two-way connection

I apologize for any confusion bc of the subject line. Explanation: I am sharing a wireless connection on a Mojave MBP 2012 (ethernet/thunderbolt/USB) with a PC running Win10. The PC is able to surf, ...
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Importing macOS Caching server data from an external Mac caching server

Apple Cache Manager Utility question. We have just bought a second newer Mac mini to act as my school's Primary Apple Caching Server for our ever growing fleet of student iPads (over 500 and counting)....
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Internet connection stops working when using Macbook as hotspot

I am trying to use Internet Sharing to hotspot my Ethernet connection. When I turn on Internet Sharing, the internet connection in my Mac stops working. My cellphone is able to log in into the hotspot,...
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How to share wired VPN connection with Wi-Fi clients using Mac Internet Sharing

Configuration: iMac (El Capitan) with wired Ethernet connection to LAN & Internet router. Running "Fastest VPN" software, successfully accesses VPN servers in other cities. Both the ...
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How can I access a computer behind internet sharing?

On our router (which has WiFi), we have one ethernet port which is currently being used by my laptop. I need my raspberry pi model B rev. 2 connected to the network as well, but it doesn't use WiFi. (...
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USB Ethernet to WiFi Internet sharing does not work

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2012 running Mojave. I was using USB ethernet on my Mac and sharing that as a WiFi to my android phone. All was stable. Last week I had a partition error while I was ...
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How to remotely share Apple Music from Catalina to iPhone or iPad

I was able to successfully get my iPad and my iPhone connected to my Apple Music library running on my iMac (Catalina version 15.5.4). Both my iPad and iPhone are running iOS 13. How can I do this ...
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Internet Sharing: restricted set of WiFi channels

I am using Internet Sharing since many versions of macOS to extend my Ethernet connection on the WiFi (or Airport) side. Until Yosemite, within Internet Sharing > WiFi Options… it was possible to ...
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How can I combine internet from two sources on my macbook and get increased speed?

I have two sources of internet, I want to combine both the internet sources and get increased speed. I have noticed by testing, I can either use Ethernet internet or the Wifi Internet at one time, ...
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Sharing Mac internet connection from wifi to Iphone USB not working (Mac OS Catalina)

I normally share my MacBook Pro 13 2018 (on OSX 10.15.4 Catalina) internet wifi connection to my iPhone XS Max connected directly with a usb c to lightning cable. But now it stopped working and I see ...
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Cannot share internet from MacBook to iPhone via usb cable; option not available

This is not a duplicate question asked here or here. I cannot tether internet to my iPhone from my MacBook Pro using a USB cable; the option to do so is simply not available (see screenshot). The ...
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pf: Dynamically add rule to nat-anchor

I connect to a Cisco VPN Server and want to share that connection via wifi. Using the macOS Internet Sharing feature, I can only select one interface to share - either my LAN adapter, or the VPN ...
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Share Checkpoint VPN with OS X Internet Sharing

I want to share my VPN connection over wifi using Internet Sharing, but something doesn't work. My current setup is: Macbook Pro: macOS Mojave 10.14.6 VPN client: CheckPoint Endpoint Security for ...
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MacOS Mojave doesn't give IP for Internet Sharing

I'm trying to share the internet connection from a MBP with an Android phone or Windows laptop. Right now, the MBP gets internet from another Android phone (USB tethering + HoRNDIS) and I want to ...
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Share Mac internet with iPad using USB

I have read other questions here and can't make this work. I'm trying to Share Mac internet with iPad using USB. Under settings->network I see which device is connected to internet, for example "wifi"....
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I am sharing my internet connection (Ethernet) via WI-FI but it keeps disconnecting

I'm sharing my internet connection (ethernet) via wi-fi but it (the wi-fi) keeps disconnecting. When I go into network settings the internet sharing box is still checked, so I have to turn it off and ...
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Share iPhone internet connection with entire network through router

I want to share my iPhone's cellular internet connection over wifi to a router, and have clients be able to connect to the router using either wifi or ethernet and get internet access transparently. ...
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iPhone internet sharing doesn't stay on

I activate internet sharing in control center in iOS 13 on iPhone 8, and connect to it using WiFi. A few minutes later my computer complains about no internet connection, so I return to control center ...
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Raise maximum connection limit for Internet Sharing?

I’m using Internet Sharing (USB 10/100/1000 LAN → Wi-Fi) to give a tech demo of a web site, running locally on my machine, to multiple phones. I want to connect 15 phones to the shared network, ...
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Is there a way to close all ports using iOS [closed]

Is the a way I can block the use of all apple devices in my network either thru router or my fing box specifically iphone and apple watch
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iPad USB-C Internet Connection: Tethering to Macbook

I have an iPad Pro (2018 3rd Gen) with a USB-C Port and a 2018 Macbook Pro with a USB-C Port. Can I tether the iPad to my Macbook's Internet connection using a USB-C cable?
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Sharing internet from Macbook Pro has a 5 device limit?

I'm trying to share the (wifi) internet connection from a 2019 Macbook Pro 15-inch on OSX version 10.14.6 (18G1012) using a USB Ethernet connector and the device's built-in WiFi chipset as my "router"....
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Connect to Raspberry Pi via Ethernet while connected to Internet via Wifi

I have Macbook Air with a USB-to-Ethernet adapter connected to an Ethernet cable that is plugged into the Ethernet port of a Raspberry Pi. When I turn off my Wifi, I can VNC/SSH into the Pi. However, ...
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No option to share internet connection with computers using wifi

I'm trying to setup a hotspot from my macbook. From Settings -> Sharing, when I try select Internet Sharing from my WiFi connection, there is no option to share with other computers using WiFi. I'm ...
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Why does my cellular data connection keep dropping on an iPhone?

I have an iPhone 6 and recently I have been having issues with my data. Either the connection randomly drops or becomes so slow its unusable. This is very frustrating because my iPhone's hotspot is ...
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Client isolation while using Internet Sharing over WiFi

I'm using my iMac as a WiFi router, I have a ethernet cable plugged in and sharing internet to my other devices using it's WiFi card. It creates a WiFi network (infrastructure mode) and I can connect ...
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How to forward traffic from one machine to another with `pfctl`?

I am trying to forward traffic like this: Internal Network Computer (192.168.1.*) → Server (192.168.186:1234) → Internal Network Computer (192.168.1.198:80) Server is plugged into the router via ...
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Share MacBook Ethernet connection with Nintendo Switch via USB

I have a MacBook that is connected to the Internet via an Ethernet-to-USB adapter. I am already successfully sharing this connection with an iPhone via the Sharing panel in System Preferences, per the ...
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Problems when sharing internet over wifi and magic mouse/keyboard

When I enable internet sharing over Wi-Fi, all my Bluetooth devices (mouse, keyboard, headset) can not be used any longer, they partly disconnect or just not respond from my input. And my iPhone can ...
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Variable and slow internet speed on my Mac compared to other devices connected on the same network

Background: I have a 40 Mbps Ethernet connection hooked directly to my iMac running on Mojave. I use the Mac as a router to share the internet connection from Ethernet to other devices using WiFi. ...
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Share a wifi connection via another wifi connection

Having just recently discovered how easy it is to share a wifi connection via Ethernet, I wondered whether I could plug in another wifi USB stick and get another "WLAN" entry on this screen (my ...
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Can I share Ethernet internet connection through Thunderbolt cable?

I do not want to use WiFi but need to share my iMac's Internet connection (with incoming Ethernet) to my MacBook Pro, using a Thunderbolt cable. I've connected the two in Network/sharing settings, ...
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Internet Sharing Over Ethernet

I am attempting to share the WiFi connection on my MacBook Air running Mojave over Ethernet. In other words, Computer #1 connects via Ethernet to Computer #2 and Computer #2 is doing Internet Sharing ...
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My iPhone is no longer appearing in Wi-Fi menu above the line after changing mobile phone provider

I want to share Internet connection from my iPhone to my Macbook. Before, I just clicked the Wi-Fi icon on my mac and my iPhone automatically appeared there above the line. I did not need to enable ...
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Mac connects to iPhone hotspot but no internet

I'm trying to set up a hotspot, sharing the connection from an iPhone X running iOS 12.1 with a MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave. The hotspot is working fine and other devices can connect to it and ...
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Internet Sharing: I just need a WLAN

I need to create a local WLAN using my MacBook Air's built-in network card (I need an IP network on this, with the MacBook being the router and WLAN clients being able to talk to it with its ...
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How to use mac as a full router with DHCP, DNS, Port Fowarding etc.?

I know I can use internet sharing in macOS to share the internet connection provided to one network interface over one or more other network interfaces on my Mac. However, the feature set is VERY ...
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Priority of cellular data versus USB/Bluetooth sharing of Mac’s internet connection on iOS

An iOS device such as iPhone or iPad can share the internet connection of a Mac by either connecting with a USB cable or connecting via Bluetooth, as discussed in this Question. If I want to be sure ...
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Share my Mac’s internet connection (WiFi) with my iPad or iPhone via Lightning cable

I seem to remember connecting my iPad or iPhone to my MacBook Pro laptop using a Lightning cable. From there I was able to let the iOS device access the internet via the Mac’s existing WiFi connection....
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Is there a way to filter MAC addresses on an iPhone hotspot?

I am using an iPhone 7 as a Personal Hotspot. Every now and then, the line at the top of the screen which says how many connections there are goes up. I don't know if someone else is accessing the ...
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Mac iPad direct connections

I’d like my iPad to talk to my MacBook Pro directly (not via cloud or router) sometimes, such as: in a location where the “free WiFi” blocks https when I suspect eavesdropping even though https isn’t ...
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Can I allow Mac using Internet Sharing via Thunderbolt to talk to other devices on network?

Does my MacBook - which is connected via Thunderbolt bridge to an iMac with Internet Sharing - see devices on the network the iMac is connected to? I can see a new subnet is created on the ...
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How to restore bluetooth PAN?

I used to have bluetooth PAN by default, but i was messing around with the network interfaces. and when removing it, i accidentally set it to not return. I've spent hours googling and constantly ...
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Redirect Local Port through bridge to Internet Shared static IP

I have my cable modem (10.0.0.1) to my iMac (10.0.0.36), and my iMac (10.0.0.36) with a (bridge100 192.168.2.1) Internet Shared IP to my debian machine (192.168.2.34), and all of that is working ...

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