How to Setting up a direct Wi-Fi connection for a Zoom Room Mac

If your location has an Ethernet connection only and there is no network that allows traffic between the Zoom Rooms computer and the Zoom Room Controller, then you can set up a direct Wi-Fi connection from your Zoom Room Mac computer to the Zoom Room Controller.

It is only possible to connect directly to the internet via wi-fi using a Mac computer and an Ethernet cable. There will be a need to configure your network firewall in case you only have Wi-Fi or a PC computer connected to the Zoom Room, so that traffic can be transmitted between the Zoom Room computer and controller.


  • Computers with Mac OS X
  • Connecting the computer to an Ethernet network

How to set up a direct wi-fi connection for a Zoom Room Mac

  1. On your Mac, open the System Preferences menu.
  2. In the Sharing section, click the Share button.
  3. Select Internet Sharing from the list of options.
  4. Choose Thunderbolt Ethernet from the Share your connection from menu, and then click the Share your connection button.
  5. You need to check Wi-Fi in the list of computers that are using Wi-Fi.
  6. On the Wi-Fi Options page, click the Wi-Fi button.
  7. You need to give your network a name and a password.
  8. Please click on the OK button to confirm your action.
  9. There is a checkbox that needs to be checked for Internet Sharing.
  10. By clicking Start, you are confirming that you would like to turn on Internet Sharing on your computer.
  11. Select the Wi-Fi network that was created in Step 7 on the Zoom Room Controller so that you can start using it.