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For a while now I've been using the Wireless in my Mac Mini as a seperate WiFi access point because my main router doesn't quite cover my whole house. There is a dedicated CAT 5E line down to the Mini, which has a static IP address.

I've turned Internet Sharing on, using Airport/WiFi but it seems my options for security are limited. Can I do WPA2? Also, it seems like my iPhone only connects 25% of the time, and the rest of the time it claims I've given a bad password. I've tried "Forget this network" repeatedly.

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No WPA2, just WEP. See "How to troubleshoot problems sharing internet connection via WiFi on Mac OS X" at superuser.com/questions/71320/… (and "How To Share The Internet Connection Between Mac and PC" at makeuseof.com/tag/…) – Arjan Nov 18 '09 at 12:35
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I've also run into this problem when using Internet Sharing in OS X. It seems that Internet Sharing is only setup to work for impromptu mac-to-mac networks, especially when not using Mac OS X Server.

You might have better luck buying a cheap wireless router, disabling NAT, and using it as a wireless bridge.

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