Creating an Ad-hoc Wireless Network in OS X

One way of proxying your mobile device's traffic through Burp is by setting up an ad-hoc wireless network. To set-up this network you will need to ensure that your Internet connection is functioning correctly before proceeding with the following instructions.

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Open the OS X context menu, and choose “System Preferences”.

 
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Select the “Sharing” icon.

 
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In the “Sharing” window select the “Internet Sharing” option so that it is highlighted.

 
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In the “Share your connection from:” drop-down, select the network interface that you normally use to access the Internet.

 
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In the “To computer using:” table ensure that the checkbox next to the “Wi-Fi” is selected.

 
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You can optionally set up your network name, channel, and security options by selecting the “Wi-Fi Options...” button that appears when selecting the “Wi-Fi” option.

 
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Next click the “Internet Sharing” option checkbox from the Services table.

You will be presented with a pop up asking whether you are "sure you want to turn on Internet sharing?"

Click "Start".

The checkbox should now be selected.

 
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Your Mac will begin sharing your Internet connection over Wi-Fi using the network name selected in the “Wi-Fi Options…”.

 
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You should now be able to connect to the new wireless network with your mobile device, just as you would with any other wireless network.

 
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When you wish to stop sharing, simply uncheck the “Internet Sharing” checkbox in the services list of the Sharing preference pane.