How to share the internet connection from a Mac ?.

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Do you is it never happened to end the month without data on your smartphone ? Or would it be to have access to the Internet slower than usual ?

In spite of these situations to annoy, it does not remain impossible to surf the net!!! It is even very easy to create a hotspot from a Mac, as well as the iPhone, the Mac have the feature of internet connection sharing.

Because of this, if your Apple computer is connected to Wi-Fi, then it can serve you router ! How ? To find out, read our tutorial.

Article recommended : How to turn an iPhone into a Wi-Fi hotspot ?

Share an internet connection from a Mac to iPhone via Ethernet .

The first solution to turn your Mac into a terminal on the Internet is through a wired connection by connecting your router to the Ethernet port of your Mac.

On your Mac, click the Apple. .
Open System Preferences.
Click on Sharing.
In the list of services at left, select Internet Sharing.
Beside Share your connection from, select Thunderbolt Ethernet.
Below, for the option To computers using, select Wi-Fi.
Click Options Wi-Fi.
Next to Security, select WPA2 Personal, then enter a password and click Ok.
Back on the Sharing window, in the list of services, check the box for Internet Sharing.
Confirm your configuration with Start.

You will notice that the Wi-Fi signal has been replaced by an icon with an arrow.

Now, on your iPhone :

Go to Settings.
Go to Wi-Fi and select the network that you just created.
Enter the password that you have set. .

Note that it is not possible to share a connection via Wi-Fi, unless you have a network adapter. You will find several models on Amazon, such as the Mavis Laven to 11,82 €.

Once connected and installed, follow the same steps above and select your adapter instead of a Thunderbolt Ethernet.

Share an internet connection from a Mac to iPhone via Bluetooth.

For Internet sharing, you can also use the Bluetooth PAN (Personal Area Network).

The process takes more time due to coupling, but it is a good alternative if you do not have an Ethernet port or you don’t want to buy adapter.

The configuration is the same as when you share via Wi-Fi, however, this time, you must select the option Bluetooth PAN.

Open System Preferences.
Click on Sharing.
In the list of services at left, select Internet Sharing.
For To computers using select PAN Bluetooth.
Click Options Wi-Fi.
Next to Security, select WPA2 Personal, then enter your password and click on Ok.
Return on Sharing, select Internet Sharing.
Confirm your configuration by selecting Start.

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Now, to join the Bluetooth network of your Mac from your iPhone, follow the following steps :

Go to Settings → Bluetooth, make sure that it is enabled.
Go to cellular Data and tap on connection Sharing.
On your mac, open System Preferences, go to Bluetooth and find your iPhone.
Click on Connect. .
A code will appear on your 2 devices, click on to Pair the two devices and enter the code displayed on your computer if you have defined one. .
Again on your iPhone, go to Wi-Fi and find the Mac you want to connect to, and select, the. .