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MacLife 101: How to create an Ad-hoc network

The Mac|Life 101 series is where you can come to learn new and simple ways to do things with Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems.

Creating an Ad-hoc Wireless Network

Creating your very own wireless network using your Mac is easy. To do this, you’ll need a wired ethernet connection (or if you’re still using dial-up, you can use that as well). Simply connection using your wired option, and then open System Preferences > Sharing > Internet Sharing.

Creating an Ad-hoc Ethernet Network

Let’s say we need to do the opposite: Create an ethernet network from a wireless network. Well, your Mac can oblige in this case as well.