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

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How can I share my mac's internet connection while it's connected to a VPN?

I have a mac running macOS 10.14.6 that's connected to Wi-Fi. I want to share its internet connection to some other systems connected to my mac's ethernet port via an ethernet switch. If I turn on ...
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macbook internet sharing greyed out_ HOTSPOT

internet sharing is greyed out. How can I select a port to share my connect?
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Wifi to internet sharing to ethernet en7? what about en4-6?

I'm in an airbnb with my two computers (2012 MacPro macOS 10.12 + 2022 MBP macOS 12.3). The MP isn't receiving the WiFi signal strong enough, so I bought an ethernet cable + adaptor thinking that I ...
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Apply NAT rule on Internet Sharing

I want to apply custom NAT rule on Internet Sharing (Wifi internet shared over ethernet cable to another machine). sudo pfctl -a com.apple/100.InternetSharing/natpmp -f pf-nat.conf nat on utun3 inet ...
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Why do devices not connect to shared WiFi after updating to Monterey?

After updating to Monterey yesterday, WiFi sharing is no longer functional. I can create the network, and other devices can see it, but connection always fails. I've tried resetting the SMC and it ...
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Using Mac as Network Gateway

Currently this is my setup Internet <-- Mac Pro (Wifi). shared over Ethernet <-- PC (Ethernet) The default network sharing is very limited. I am able to share my Mac Wifi over ethernet and ...
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How can I access a device connected through MacOS Internet Sharing?

I have an Allen and Heath Qu-32 soundboard which has the ability to be controlled from a mobile device on the same network. Where it is currently, I can’t plug the board directly into the router, so ...
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How to share OpenVPN connection on Big Sur?

The NordVPN client creates a connection entry of its OpenVPN connection, so that it can be shared with all devices connecting via my computer. I have another OpenVPN connection, which is not part of ...
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Can't share VPN connection on Mac

I'm trying to share my VPN internet connection from Wi-Fi to ethernet (or vice-versa, doesn't really matter) on a Mac. I was able to share the non-VPN connection but when I connect to the VPN it stops ...
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Sharing Macbook's WiFi connection to other device via wired connection

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 ...
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Source of PF 'anchor "com.apple.internet-sharing" all'?

I see someone had/has the same issue I'm seeing here, but I can't find an answer to it. What I'm trying to do: create a packet filter that is applied to any device that's sharing internet. My use ...
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How do I route all internet traffic from one Mac to another?

I think this should be possible but I'm not knowledgeable to make it work myself. I have a MacBook that has a VPN connection and I want to be able to access this VPN connection from another MacBook. ...
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Internet Sharing won't let me change channels (WiFi Sharing)

I've got two MacBook Airs (Early 2015 and M1 2020). I am trying to share the Internet over WiFi after connecting my Mac to a Gigabit Ethernet connection. Even though I am able to share the internet ...
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How to turn on low transfer mode in MacOS when connected to iPhone

How turn on low transfer mode(if general exists?) in Mac OS (not downloading software update, and system update), when Mac connected to my iPhone hotspot? In county I have not limit transfer, but ...
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Unable to connect to hotspot

I have a 2016 Macbook Pro running Mac OS Big Spur. My Macbook connected to the internet using an Ethernet cable. Since my WiFi is sketchy where I tend to work in my room, I was looking to make my ...
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No internet access when Internet Sharing through Mac mini, but MacBook Pro works fine

I have a MacBook Pro and a Mac mini. I can share my internet connection fine from my MacBook Pro, but it doesn't seem to work as well when I'm trying to share the same connection from my Mac mini. My ...
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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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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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