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Support Galaxy S & Mac Wifi (internet sharing)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by caesey, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. caesey

    caesey Well-Known Member
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    I have a Macbook Pro, its connected to Ethernet & I want to share the internet connection with my Samsung Galaxy S. I enabled Internet Sharing on my Mac, selected Airport under ports & provided a WEP password.

    On my Galaxy S, I select my macbook on the list of WiFi n/w, provide the password, but it never gets connected & there is no error msg either.

    Has anyone else tried this? Any ideas on why this is happening?

    BTW, I'm able to connect my Galaxy S to my wireless router at home.
     

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  2. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member
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    Not entirely sure about this since I don't have a Mac, but on Windows you can't connect your android to your Computer through internet sharing either, since your computer is not actually acting as an access point that way. Instead I have to use connectify.

    On the other hand, I read on a few websites that connectify simply does a function that exists in Macs eons ago....
     
  3. jman72

    jman72 New Member
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    Same issue here - have no idea why...:thinking:

     
  4. AlexWin96

    AlexWin96 New Member
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    i have a macbook pro and i tried connecting to the internet using internet sharing from my mac and it did not connect whilst i had a password set on the network but when i turned it off it could connect.. hope this helps!
     
  5. Aveshan

    Aveshan New Member
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    If you guys are still interested in an answer, you have to make sure your password length is either 5 characters (for 40bit) or 13 characters (for 128bit) for internet sharing to be useable by non Apple devices. Changed mine to a 40bit WEP key with 5 character password and my Hero can connect perfectly.
     
  6. TEDD1111

    TEDD1111 New Member
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    HEY guys me problem is i use to connect my galaxy s3 to my macbook air wireless now my phone can not recognize the network....anyone who have the idea of how solve my problem PLEASE I NEED HELP...
     

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