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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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Show Active Connections to “Internet Sharing”

How can I view a list of devices that are connected to my Apple laptop via Internet Sharing (when it's enabled)? If a list doesn't exist, does Internet Sharing log DHCP requests and if so, where? ...
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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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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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Using a wi-fi and an ethernet connection at the same time thus having more bandwidth?

Is there a way on OSX or with a 3rd party software to use both a Wi-fi and an ethernet connection, thus having the sum of the connection speeds? Or maybe making some applications connect to one ...
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How to create an infrastructure Wi-Fi network from Yosemite with no Internet connection? [duplicate]

How to create a Wi-Fi hotspot (infrastructure network, not ad-hoc) on a Mac without any Internet connection? In Windows, we can easily create an infrastructure wifi LAN hotspot with: netsh wlan set ...
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Can't switch on Wi Fi after internet sharing stops due to VPN dropout

We use a VPN to get around geoblocking because we now live in a different country to our native homeland. We do this by using an iMac to connect to the internet via an ethernet cable. I then connect ...
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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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Internet sharing without DHCP

I'm trying to setup my iMac running 10.6 to be a wireless bridge. I have it working, but I need to disable DHCP and let my network's DHCP server provide an IP for the connected device(s). I can't seem ...
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Devices cannot connect to my shared Wi-Fi

I have a Late-2016 MacBook Pro without Touch Bar. When I create a shared Wi-Fi network through System Preferences -> Sharing (while I have my machine connected to ethernet via a USB-C adaptor), no ...
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Turn Wifi Off via command line

I'm sharing my internet in work and forgot to turn it off! Does anyone know how I can do it via the command line? I have SSH access but thats it. D'oh.
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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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Mac OS X Mountain Lion cannot share internet connection because of 802.1X protection

My notebook is connected on Ethernet using 802.1X. When I try to share the internet via Wifi I get the error message Your Internet connection cannot be shared because its protected by 802.1X I dont ...
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Lion won't give out DHCP addresses with Internet Sharing

Lion doesn't seem to be giving out DHCP addresses when I turn on Internet Sharing. My firewall is off, I create a shared network with no security sharing ethernet->wifi. In Network Preferences the ...
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Is it possible to configure Internet Sharing to allow the computer to sleep?

TL;DR: Internet Sharing is preventing my Mac from sleeping. I need to manually sleep the system on a regular basis. I want a way to configure Internet Sharing to stop preventing sleep. I have an iMac ...
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Redirect traffic using PF along with Internet Sharing

The short version: How do I redirect all traffic from en2 port 80/443 to 127.0.0.1:8080 when I have enabled Internet Sharing in OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)? Some background: I am doing a master ...
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Internet sharing through WiFi disconnects

I am currently using an iMac running Lion and am having problems sharing my internet through WiFi. The iMac is connected to the internet through ethernet and I share that connection through WiFi to ...
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How to stop InternetSharing overwriting /etc/bootpd.plist

I set up a /etc/bootpd.plist so as to protect my wireless network, and to manage statically attributed IP addresses. Unfortunatly, when I start InternetSharing, this file is overwritten by a plist ...
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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 ...
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Changing the range of addresses served to clients connected via Internet Sharing

Macbook Pro Running 10.7.4 attempting to share ethernet connection via Airport(Wi-Fi) and trying to serve 192.168.1.x addresses to connected clients. I've tried the guidance provided here (Dead link ...
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Which IP ranges and subnet does OSX internet connection sharing use by default?

I'm using a TP-Link portable router to share a wireless internet connection from my mac to the router via ethernet. This seems to work but I notice that the IP on a device connected to the router is ...
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Shared Internet apply /etc/hosts

How do I make those who connect to me via a shared internet connection use my /etc/hosts file? I was thinking something along the lines of creating a DNS server, but I was hoping maybe there is a ...
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Internet Sharing is grey out

My system is Lion 10.7.x My Internet Sharing is greyed out with: Internet Sharing: Off You cannot start Internet Sharing because you have not selected a port to share your connection. How ...
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How do I find the IP addresses assigned to devices connected via Internet Sharing on Snow Leopard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show Active Connections to “Internet Sharing” Using the following scenario as an example: I have a Macbook Pro connected to my LAN via its Airport. I enabled Internet Sharing ...
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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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Internet Sharing handing out wrong DNS server address

I'm using a MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. It connects to the internet via a USB 3G dongle, and I want to share that internet connection via wifi. However, on devices that connect to the ...
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Questions about how Internet Sharing works

A simple checkbox and a menu allow you to share your internet connection (no matter which interface you get it on) with any other interface (theoretically). But, the guts of this is a little confusing....
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Internet sharing via Thunderbolt Cable?

I have a MacBook Pro connected to an iMac 27" Mid-2011 with a Thunderbolt cable. I use this for Target Display Mode. My iMac is connected to the Internet via an Ethernet cable, and I would like to ...
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Sharing internet from macbook to iphone [duplicate]

I've got a problem with sharing internet connection from my macbook pro to iphone. I've shared Ethernet connection in System Preference and managed to connect to the network from my iPhone but has no ...
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How do I emulate Internet Sharing from the command line?

I'm trying to set up my Macbook Air to share an OpenVPN connection for use while I'm on the road and don't want my iOS traffic to go over the open Internet. Sadly, Mountain Lion's Internet Sharing ...
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Does Apple Remote Desktop connect to computers over the internet?

Does Apple Remote Desktop connect to computers over the internet? Does the client computer need a real internet ip address? The main question is if i can use it to connect to employees laptops no ...
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Internet Sharing stuck on after 10.7.3 update

I use Internet Sharing at work to create a local WiFi network (sharing the GigE connection) for my various iOS and tablet devices to connect through. After the 10.7.3 update, I cannot turn sharing off ...
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Can IPhone 4 share WIFI over WIFI?

I'm going to location where my 3G will be pretty expensive. Can I connect my iPhone 4 to WIFI in hotel and share it for my laptop thru WIFI as well? That way I could save some money to not have to buy ...
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Share internet connection over Wi-Fi

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 ...
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Synching iPhone with internet calendar (.ics)

Looks like my issue has been around for a while (iOS 5.0.1 (iPhone 4s) unable to synchronize with Internet Calendar File (ics)) — has anyone come up with a fix yet? I am trying to sync my iPhone ...
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Mavericks Internet Sharing over Ethernet stopped working

I'm on 10.9, and I had been using internet sharing successfully again for the first time since Lion. Today though, it just decided to stop working again. Network layout: Modem -ethernet-> Router -...
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iMac WiFi Hotspot not Working

I have a late 2009 iMac running 10.12.5 that I am attempting to set up as a wifi hotspot. My current internet connection is DSL (ethernet). I finally found a guide online how to actually do this and ...
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How to share internet connection via thunderbolt?

I have a recent iMac and will buy a new MacBook Air. And I'm finding fastest way to connect internet to the Air. Wi-Fi is still too slow and USB-Ethernet converter offers only 100-Mbit speed. But both ...
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Is there a way to share two internet connections simultaneously?

The Sharing pane of System Preferences allows one internet connection from one interface to be shared to one other interface, e.g., share your connection from Ethernet 1 to computers using Wi-Fi. Is ...
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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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enabling/disabling Internet Sharing with terminal in mac osx 10.9.2

The problem is setting the internet sharing with CLI instead of GUI in Mac OS 10.9.2 I followed instructions as per this thread Start/stop internet sharing from a script? including both CLI and ...
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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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Internet Sharing failing on Mac OS X Lion Server

Before I upgraded to Lion Server, I was running 10.7.1 I setup Internet Sharing in the preferences (Share from Ethernet 1 to Ethernet 2). After the upgrade, sharing doesn't work unless I take the ...
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Is there a way to configure Mac OS X Snow Leopard server as an Internet gateway with bandwidth tracking per user?

I'd like to use Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard Server as an Internet gateway. My router would connect to the Internet facing NIC on my Mac Mini server and the internal NIC would connect to a WiFi ...
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Why can't I choose to set up Internet Sharing to computers using AirPort?

I'm using OSX 10.9. I'm trying to set up Internet Sharing to connect my Android to my Mac directly over Wi-Fi. Every tutorial I've come across (including the one published by Apple) mentions checking ...
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I am sharing my iMac's ethernet connection as a WiFi hotspot. Who is connected?

I would like to monitor who connects to my iMac's WiFi hotspot. I have protected it with a password, but WEP is easy to crack. Is there a utility for OS 10.7.3/Lion to see who is connected?
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Internet Sharing from WiFi to Ethernet doesn't work in Mountain Lion

After upgrading from Lion to Mountain Lion, it seems like internet sharing no longer works. With the settings: Share network from: WiFi To computers using: Ethernet When Internet Sharing is enabled,...
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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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Using Server 5.0.15 to share internet WITHOUT internet sharing

I am running a mid 2010 MacMini as a server. OS X 10.11.3 and Server 5.0.15. I am connecting to the internet on the built in Ethernet (Ethernet) and have a USB to GigaBit Ethernet adapter (Ethernet 2) ...
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Internet Sharing supports WEP but not WPA?

I am trying to make a WiFi hotspot through my MacBook. It has Snow Leopard 10.6.7 on it. The thing is that when I go to sharing and then configure internet sharing, it only gives the choice of using ...
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Receive Wi-Fi via dongle, redistribute via Airport

My house has standard broadband internet. A coaxial cable comes into the house from the road. Attached to this is a wireless router. My room is right at the other end of the house. I can only get a ...