How to Turn Mac into WiFi HotSpot

If your Mac or MacBook is connected to the Internet via cable, you can easily turn your Mac into a Wi-Fi hotspot, which you can then use to access the Internet with other devices. Just follow our step-by-step instructions.

How to Turn Mac into Wi-Fi Hotspot

Follow our step-by-step guide or check out the quick start guide.

Step 1: Open your Mac’s System Preferences from the Apple icon in the upper left or from the Gear app in the Dock.

Step 2:  Select "Shares" from the System Preferences.

Step 3: On the right side, now select "Ethernet" next to "Share connection". Then check the box in front of "WLAN" with a check mark and click on "WLAN options".

Step 4:  In the WLAN options, first select "Personal WPA2" next to "Security" and then enter a secure password twice. You can use this password to log into the hotspot WLAN later.

If you want, you can also set a new network name here. Then confirm your entries with "OK".

Step 5:  Now click on the left side in the box in front of "Internet sharing" and confirm the warning with "Start".

Step 6:  You can then find the hotspot using the network name you specified and log into the WLAN using the password you entered previously. You can tell that the hotspot is active by the icon highlighted above.