Although we do not recommend the use of a Wi-Fi connection, we understand that sometimes it is necessary. Below are 3 ways you can connect your BoxCaster or BoxCaster Pro to a Wi-Fi signal while also using it a hardline ethernet connection.

Internet Sharing on a Mac

Step 1

Use an ethernet cable to plug into your Macbook and BoxCaster.

Step 2

Once connected, go to System Preferences and click on a folder called "Sharing"

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Step 3

Set "Share your connection from:" to Wi-Fi and then select the port you are connecting to. In this case, it is ok to select them all and let the BoxCaster do the rest.

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Step 4

Once the BoxCaster gets a green cloud. The Box is now connected to the internet.

Internet Sharing on a PC

Refer to this article for step-by-step instructions on how to share your internet connection.

Step 1

Start by plugging your BoxCaster into your computer via ethernet.

Step 2

Log on to the Windows host computer (the one connected to the Internet) as an Administrator.

Step 3

Go to Network Connections in your Control Panel by going to Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center and then click "Change adapter settings" on the menu on the left.

Step 4

Right-click your Internet connection that you want to share (e.g., Local Area Connection) and click Properties.

Step 5

Click the Sharing tab.

Step 6

Check the "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection" option. Note: for the sharing tab to show up, you will need to have two types of network connections: one for your Internet connection and another that the client computers can connect to, such as a wireless adapter.

Step 7

If it is still not connecting to your PC please make sure you go to properties, networking, and turn off Microsoft, LLPD Protocol Driver.

Wi-Fi Extender

A Wi-Fi extender will extend the internet connection and carry the Wi-Fi signal farther. We highly recommend one that the BoxCaster can plug into via an ethernet connection, which provides a great middle-ground of mobility and reliability.

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