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How to turn your Mac into a Wi-Fi hotspot using macOS High Sierra

Did you know that you can use turn your Mac into a Wi-Fi hotspot. You can. Here’s how:

  • Click the Apple logo in the top-left hand corner of your display and choose “System Preferences.”
  • In the System Preferences window, select “Sharing,” then “Internet Sharing” from the list of services.
  • On the right side of the screen, pick the source of your Internet connection.
  • Make sure Wi-Fi is selected in the “To computers using” box.
  • Click “Wi-Fi Options” at the bottom of the window to configure your Wi-Fi hotspot. You can change the network name and Wi-Fi channel, if you wish.
  • Click “OK” to close the window and select the checkbox to the left of Internet Sharing to activate the hot spot.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple’s support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.