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How to Share Internet From a Mac/Windows to Your Phone
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How to Share Internet From a Mac/Windows to Your Phone

Objective

This will show how to Share Internet from a Mac/Windows to Your Phone

Applies To

  • All SIP phones that 8x8 supply

Procedure

MAC

1. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Mac

2. Launch System Preferences from the  Apple menu and click on Sharing

3. Click on Internet Sharing from the left menu

4. Select the pull-down menu next to Share your connection from: and choose Ethernet

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5.   Alongside To computers using: check the box next to Ethernet

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You’re done. Your Mac is now sharing its wireless internet connection to a device connected to the Ethernet port.

Windows

  1. Select the Start  button, then select Settings
  2. Network & Internet 

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  1. Ethernet

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  1. Change Adapter options

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  1. Select the Ethernet connection that you are using to connect to the phone you want to share internet with

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  1. Select the Sharing tab and select allow other users to connect through this computers internet connection

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  1. From the Home networking connection: drop-down select the interface needed and press OK

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You’re done. Your Windows Machine is now sharing its wireless internet connection to a device connected to the Ethernet port.

Additional Information

If your device only has wired internet you will need two network ports.

Using this method will require the handsets to have a separate power supply as the sharing device will not provide power.