Tips to Use Your Mac as a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Wi-Fi is a wireless computer technology that allows electronic devices to connect to the network using the 2.4 gigahertz in local area network. There are various devices such as computers, Smart phones, digital cameras, digital media players, video game consoles, laptops, Tablets, iPhones, etc. are use Wi-Fi. These devices can connect to a network resource like internet via wireless network access point. The range of access point has a 20 m indoors and a greater range outdoors in a local area network. Hotspot coverage can be as small area as a single room with walls that block radio waves, or as large as many square kilometers achieved by using multiple access points.There are various Wi-Fi hotspots and networks floating around everywhere such as college, schools, office, shops, hotels, airports, railway station, etc. But what if you find yourself without a wireless connection when use a Mac OS X? Let’s describe how to create a Wi-Fi hotspot from your wired connection with your Mac operating system! And also define how to set up computer-to-computer networks for sharing information such as documents, images, etc.

Sharing a Wi-Fi Hotspot

All you need to create a Wi-Fi hotspot for your Wi-Fi-enabled Mac computers as well as phones, digital cameras, laptops, Tablets is a wired Ethernet connection. You can check that you have this enabled on Mac computer and opened up system preferences and clicking on the Network section.  After that take a look at the “Internet Sharing” sub-menu and check the Wi-Fi option. You may have to unlock the sharing preferences by clicking on the lock option at the showing on the bottom-left of the window.

But be sure to have “Wi-Fi” checked on! You can use other options, but we will be focusing on Wi-Fi sharing. Click on “Wi-Fi” options at the bottom-right of the windows screen and then you will find a popup that allows you to set the Wi-Fi details such as name, channel, and password of your ad-hoc network on Mac computer. You can type in your settings for your ad-hoc connection on computer. And check the “Security” drop-down to add a password of your ad-hoc network.

Now to start the network, first check the internet sharing box on screen. If popup asking you if you are sure you want to start it. You may get a popup asking you would like to turn Wi-Fi on computer, then Click “Turn Wi-Fi On” option. If you’re currently have your Wi-Fi connection off, then Click “Start” afterwards and successfully started your own ad-hoc network on Mac!  Here you can connect Wi-Fi enabled computers connect to Mac. Click “Start” option to open up your ad-hoc network. Enjoy sharing your Internet connection with others everywhere.