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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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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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Internet sharing disabling Macbook Wifi

So I wanted to share the Ethernet connection through my Wifi to my phone, since it is having problems connecting to my router at home. My Wifi works fine on it's own. My ethernet connection works ...
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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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Show list of clients of wifi hotspot Mac OS X

I have MBA and I access internet using ethernet to USB adapter. Now I'm sharing wifi to my other devices, but I want to know the information about all clients of my hotspot. Not only mac address, but ...
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Cannot share my internet connection via Wi-Fi from my Mac

I am using El Capitan 10.11.2. I go to sharing and select 'Display Ethernet' in the Share your connection from menu. The display ethernet port is the port with the ethernet cable leading to the ...
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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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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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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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Internet sharing fails when iMac restarts

Our office iMac is set to restart every night and it has an admin account and a user account. This is a fresh install of 10.14.4 which we have just reinstalled. I logged into the admin account and ...
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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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Reverse tethering an iPhone 4s with dead Murata wifi/bt chip

I have found a way to reverse tether an iOS device, or connect it to the internet over the usb cable only. Many older ways to do this required an active data connection as you would set the proxy for ...
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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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Port forwarding on iPhone?

I'm using iPhone as a modem. Is there a way to port forward to my computer because I'm using it as a development server.
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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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Start/Stop Internet Sharing via Terminal in Yosemite without AppleScript

Okay, I see this question has been asked a few times before (here, here, here and here), but none of those really answer the question for me. I don't want to use the AppleScript suggestions provided ...
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WiFi hotspot without internet provider knowing?

I have a MacBook Pro with ethernet internet access on a corporate network. Due to corporate restrictions I cannot wire any other device to the network. My solution was to create a wifi-hotspot from ...
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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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WiFi internet sharing from iMac unreliable

I want to share an internet connection that my iMac gets via Ethernet over WiFi, so that I can connect to it with other devices. I went into System Preferences > Sharing > Internet Sharing on the ...
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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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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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Sharing internet connection from WiFi to Thunderbolt Ethernet doesn't work - no DHCP addresses are given out

I can't seem to get my MacBook Pro to share the WiFi connection over Ethernet. Here is my configuration as it appears in System Preferences: As you can see, my local Ethernet IP address is a ...
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How to configure mac book pro to act as an Access Point (and not a router)?

I am connected to internet via ethernet cable on my MBP laptop. I want to have access to internet wirelessly on my iPad as well. How can I config my MBP (OSX 10.6.8) to act as an "Access Point" ? I ...
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Make OS X Server a wireless bridge without DHCP

I have a Mac Mini running OS X Server 10.10 (Yosemite). It gets it's network connection over ethernet. I would like to bridge that connection through WiFi. That's easy enough with Internet Sharing, ...
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Can I share my iMac's internet connection via ethernet

My iMac connects to the internet (and my local network) via WiFi. Is it possible for me to connect another device via ethernet cable to my iMac to access the internet from that device?
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What's the purpose of iPhone USB port on the Internet Sharing panel?

On the internet sharing panel, there is an option to share the connection from Thunderbolt Ethernet to iPhone USB. It would be really cool to provide internet access to the iPhone via the USB cable, ...
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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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Is there a way to share the internet connection from mac to a iphone surpassing 802.1x protection without using vpn from the internet? [duplicate]

I want to share my internet connection(ethernet) to my iPhone, but the network is protected by 802.1x so that I cannot do so. I have already know that I can share the internet connection with my phone ...
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How do I share a Wi-Fi connection via a Wi-Fi hotspot?

This question is an extension of this question. While my answer did answer the question, there was one part that wasn't answered: how do I share a Wi-Fi connection via a Wi-Fi hotspot?
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Start/stop internet sharing from a script?

Is there a way to start/stop internet sharing from the command line or maybe an apple script? The thing is that I move around my laptop between home and work. At one place I get wireless internet (...
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Share internet connection from iPad to iPhone via bluetooth

I can share my iPad's internet connection using Bluetooth to my Macbook Pro and my Android phone but my iPad and iPhone does not even seem to see each other when I try to pair them. I am abroad at the ...
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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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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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share IKEv2 VPN connection via internet sharing (High Sierra)

I am able to select non-IKEv2 VPN connections as network interfaces to share via "Internet Sharing", but am unable to share the IKEv2 connection. How do I share the IKEv2 connection via internet ...
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How can I force the traffic of a shared internet connection through a proxy?

I'm testing a system which requires my iPad to (appear to) come from another location. The iPad also has to use Cisco's AnyConnect VPN client. I configured a manual proxy on the iPad, but AnyConnect ...
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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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Packet forwarding on OS X Mavericks

I need my MacBook Air (Mavericks 10.9.2) to share the Internet connection (wi-fi;en0) with BeagleBone Black (BBB) which is in the 192.168.7.0 subnet (en6). ifconfig: $ ifconfig lo0: flags=8049<UP,...
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“Internet Sharing” via “Ethernet” is not working

I'm using OS X El Capitan (10.11) on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) and I'm trying to use System Preferences -> Sharing -> Internet Sharing feature and something isn't working... I made ...
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How to install a DHCP server (wireless router or access point) downstream of Murus Static NAT internet sharing?

I am currently sharing my Mac's ethernet connection via Murus static NAT. Upstream I only have a cable modem, so the IP address of Mac #1 is my ISP-provided external IP. I am running an ethernet USB ...
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Murus internet sharing not working

I have Murus 1.4.12 and am following the directions to share my internet connection from en0 (static IP connected to Comcast modem/router) through en3. Both the client and server are macOS High ...
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Share internet on Mac with WEP

I am on MacOS High Sierra. I need to share the internet connection from Thunderbolt though WiFi with WEP as the security protocol. But I cannot see WEP in the sharing options. I tried this link but ...
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Accessing an ipv6 NAT64 connection on my iPad, broadcast from Mac

I'm trying to follow this tutorial on how to setup an ipv6 wi-fi connection, so I can test my app: http://www.brianjcoleman.com/tutorial-how-to-test-your-app-for-ipv6-compatibility/ If I don't tick ...
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Internet Sharing from Mac(LAN) to iPhone USB

I'ld like to enable internet sharing b/w my Mac iPhone. I've enabled Internet Sharing and selected VPN and in options to computer using - I've selected iPhone USB. I'm still not able to connect to ...
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When using Internet Sharing is there any danger of IP address conflicts with the parent network?

I'm using Internet Sharing to share an Thunderbolt Ethernet connection over Wifi. Is there any danger of IP address conflicts with the devices the on the parent LAN? Can devices on the parent LAN ...
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Can not share WiFi from Macbook Pro to other devices via Bluetooth PAN

First of all, this problem is detailed in this discussion at Apple's forum. I basically have the exactly same problem. Status indicator is always yellow under "Bluetooth PAN" in Network Panel. The ...