OS X Tip: Sharing your internet connection

Summary:Here's how to share a single internet connection - perhaps from an ethernet data port - with all your other devices.

A simple trick to allow you to share an internet connection you're connected to with a Mac.

Handy if you're in a hotel with a single data port or a USB dongle.

Here's how to do it.

  • Click Settings > Sharing.
  • Choose the internet connection to share from the Share your connection from drop-down box.
  • Choose how to share it using the To computers using drop-down box.
  • If you choose to share it using wi-fi, you can configure the settings by clicking the Wi-Fi Options button.
  • To start the connection, click the On checkbox for Internet Sharing.

Topics: Mobility, Apple


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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