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#1 Original Poster

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:28

Why do mac users turn and leave on there broadcaster ... they are sending out a wireless signal to connect to ... most of them being WEP why? is it a standard on thing? it annoys me ... I am sitting in a cafe right now and Im so restrained


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:30

What do you mean? I've never heard of being able to broadcast a wireless signal from a Mac.

All I can think of is that whoever you're near may have a 3G Router or some other type of Wi-Fi Hotspot device.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:31

What do you mean? I've never heard of being able to broadcast a wireless signal from a Mac.

All I can think of is that whoever you're near may have a 3G Router or some other type of Wi-Fi Hotspot device.

You can actually share your internet connection or create a general purpose network to connect to via WiFi from a Mac.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:34

So you can. I've never seen that option before.

Well, at least you now know it's not default behaviour SPEHosting. :o

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 13:17

It's more worrying from a networking point of view that of ML the firewall is still off by default :p

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 13:28

Yeah I use this with my friend's laptop all the time instead of letting him on my network. They leave them on because they are ignorant to the fact that Macs can get viruses and can be hacked. I always turn mine off when I'm done with it.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 15:27

never knew this existed. How do I turn it on/off? Where is the option, and why is the useful? If you have net access so does the person next to you right?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 22:38

Go to your Sharing Preference Pane and then Click on the Internet Sharing, the rest should be pretty easy. :)

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 22:43

It's more worrying from a networking point of view that of ML the firewall is still off by default :p


No worry at all. Can't hack Mac. /s

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 23:31

never knew this existed. How do I turn it on/off? Where is the option, and why is the useful? If you have net access so does the person next to you right?


You turn it on and off in Preferences -> Sharing. It's useful when the only available network is wired. One person can connect to ethernet and then share that connection via WiFi.

I don't see why anyone would have that turned on in a cafe though.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 23:43

By the way- I used to use it for my Xbox 360 when I had one. Sometimes you need to have an internet connection supplied to a device and don't have a wireless router (like I did at the time). :)

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 14:54

Why do mac users turn and leave on there broadcaster ... they are sending out a wireless signal to connect to ... most of them being WEP why? is it a standard on thing? it annoys me ... I am sitting in a cafe right now and Im so restrained


Why do you assume that all Mac users do this?

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 16:35

Why do you assume that all Mac users do this?

Because he's not a Mac user.. non-mac users all like to make assumptions of Mac users :p

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 19:04

Because he's not a Mac user.. non-mac users all like to make assumptions of Mac users :p


who says im not a mac user :p im an all rounder baby! YEA!

also its more the fact im sitting in my room and can see atleast 6 macs broadcasting ...fine it might not be EVERYONE with a mac but still WHY JEBUS

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 20:32

who says im not a mac user :p im an all rounder baby! YEA!

also its more the fact im sitting in my room and can see atleast 6 macs broadcasting ...fine it might not be EVERYONE with a mac but still WHY JEBUS


with these "6 broadcasting macs" do a screenshot for us and post it (this is going somewhere..)