There are number of instances when you create a Wifi zone by using your mobile hotspot for your laptop or tablet; but have you ever done the opposite? I mean to say, have you ever turned your Mac into a Wi-fi hotspot.
You may face a situation when you have to create a Wifi hotspot on your Mac so that you can use internet on your iPhone; this could happen when your home Wi-fi doesn’t work or the place where you are offers only Ethernet connection; or if you are at such a place, where Wifi signal is poor.
In such situations you can use internet on your mobile or tablet by turning your Mac into a Wi-fi hotspot. Here is a simple method you can use and create Wifi hotspot on your Mac.
How to Turn Your Mac into a Wi-fi Hotspot
Step #1. Click on System Preferences.
Step #2. Now click on Sharing option.
Step #3. Click on Internet Sharing from the Service column on left → Click on “Share your connection from”. A drop-down menu will appear with a few options → Click on your Ethernet port (If you are using the latest Mac, it would be Thunderbolt Ethernet).
Step #4. Now click on Wifi from the list of ports mentioned adjacent to “To computers using”.
Step #5. Below the list of ports, there is a button named “Wi-fi Options”. Click on the button.
A dialog box opens: Configure an internet-sharing network.
Step #6. Give a name to your Wi-fi hotspot, which is commonly called SSID. Fill up other options like Channel, Security, Password and Verify.
Step #9. Click on OK button.
This action will take you back to the Sharing window.
Step #10. Click on the Check Box before Internet Sharing option from the list of Service mentioned on left.
A dialog box will ask you to confirm: Are you sure you want to turn on Internet sharing?
Step #11. Click on Start button and Wi-fi hotspot will start on your Mac.
Creating a Wi-fi hotspot on your Mac can be beneficial especially when a Wi-fi network gives poor signal or any property you living offers only wired Ethernet connection.