Can I create network for Ipad via macbook pro?
March 24, 2011 6:21 PM   Subscribe

I am in a WIFI-less internet environment at the moment and would like to connect using my Ipad. I am ablt to connect to the internet with my Macbook pro using ethernet. Is there a way I can create a network using my airport and then connect via Ipad through the network. Is there a VERY simple way to do this. I am not very knowlegable about networks
posted by citybuddha to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
In the airport menu, choose "create network..."
posted by modernserf at 6:25 PM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: I tried that. Did not seem to work. Thanks
posted by citybuddha at 6:27 PM on March 24, 2011

If you don't already have the AirPort menu enabled, you can also do this from Network in System Preferences: Turn AirPort on and under Network Name select Create Network...
posted by modernserf at 6:27 PM on March 24, 2011

You created a network, gave it a name, and then connected to that network on the iPad? Were you not able to connect at all, or did you connect but you weren't able to get online?
posted by modernserf at 6:29 PM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]

System Preferences > Sharing

Select (but don't tick) the Internet Sharing item, "Ethernet" in the "Share your connection from" menu, tick AirPort in the "To computers using" box. Tick the Internet Sharing box in the left hand list. You'll get a "are you sure you want to do this" warning, click "start", and then the shared wifi network should give you internet access.

(just making a network from the AirPort menu only works for computer to computer connections, it doesn't bridge to the internet)
posted by russm at 6:36 PM on March 24, 2011 [2 favorites]

What russm said. I do this all the time.
posted by InsanePenguin at 6:42 PM on March 24, 2011

Response by poster: Russm, Thank you. Where do I find these options?
posted by citybuddha at 6:46 PM on March 24, 2011

in the System Preferences application - "System Preferences" under the apple menu, or the control panel icon with the gears in it from the dock...
posted by russm at 6:53 PM on March 24, 2011

All you need to do is go into the sharing control panel, state that you want to share your ethernet connection via airport. Select "internet sharing" from the list, then follow the steps.
posted by tomswift at 6:54 PM on March 24, 2011

see here...
posted by tomswift at 6:55 PM on March 24, 2011

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