N/APosted on - 03/21/2015
I own a Raspberry Pi and I want it to use on my TV room. The problem is, I have no ethernet connection there, nor a USB Wi-Fi dongle. Before buying one, I want to know if I can use my MacBook Pro to take the Wi-Fi and output the ethernet from it going to my Raspberry Pi. Is that possible?
Use mac to take wifi and output ethernet to another device?
My suggestion is use an internet connection for your MacBook. Then share the internet from the MacBook, which will enable you to create a WI-FI hotspot within your room. From that WI-FI hotspot you can connect your Raspberry PI. You can use a LAN connection to your MacBook or a dongle connection. Below is the screenshot of the MacBook sharing option. The only disadvantage is if you want to use the internet only in Raspberry PI then also you need to turn on your MacBook.
Alternatively you can buy a usb WI-FI dongle. And then you can connect the MacBook and the Raspberry PI to the WI-FI dongle. There are WI-FI dongle in market which support multiple device to be connected to the same WI-FI dongle.