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Use your iMac to share the internet with your iPhone.

I have an iPod Touch but I don’t have a wireless router. How could I use any of the features that require wifi. After searching for a way to connect my iPod to the internet, I was able to use the Internet Sharing feature on my iMac.

Before you start you need to turn AirPort: On

Step#1:Open System Preferences / Sharing

Step#2:Under Service click on Internet Sharing, for Share your connection from: select “Ethernet”, for To computers using: select “AirPort”

Step#3:Click AirPort Options, choose a Network Name, Enable encryption, choose your Password, click “OK”

Step#4:Under Service check the Internet Sharing box, and click Start

When you turn on your iPod Touch and open Safari, a list of networks will appear, choose the one you made and enter your password. Now you can enjoy all the wireless features on your iPod Touch.

I don’t have an iPhone but I suspect this will work just the same.

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  1. February 28, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Thanks for this! I tried the instructions on Apple’s own site, but these are what finally worked! Thanks for making them easy to understand and for sharing them with all of us!

  2. Tayla
    October 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Wow, best description i have come acros thanks so much

  3. dave h
    October 3, 2010 at 9:57 am

    thanks for that!

  4. 360bg
    October 29, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    The most simple and effective explanation I found after an hour searching. THX

  5. mike rocco
    June 20, 2009 at 7:03 am

    you saved my day! i had Airport configured, but could not get on the Web with my new toy ’till i Googled my question ‘how iphone connects to imac’ and got replies with some info, but not this straight foward connection data (there may be, but yours was 1st)…Thanks, again

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