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Old 09-17-2021, 03:51 AM
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Default Re: Network question S3 and iPad (mac)

Password protecting ad-hoc networks has been removed for some while. It seems creating ad-hoc networks via System Preferences>Network is deprecated as Apple's macOS manual explicitly notes to "enable legacy networks checkbox via advanced options" when setting up an ad-hoc network (on recent macOS versions.)

Assuming your switch is connected to Mac mini's ethernet port, you can try this:
  1. In System Preferences>Sharing choose "Internetsharing."
  2. Select destination "Ethernet" from the dropdown.
  3. Select sources via checkbox, e.g., "WLAN."
  4. Set your WLAN options via button below including SSID, channel, Auth-protocol and password.

This will relay all WLAN traffic to ethernet network.
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