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

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You can set up a direct Wi-Fi connection from your Zoom Room Mac computer to your Zoom Room Controller if your location has an ethernet only connection, or if your network does not allow traffic between the Zoom Rooms computer and controller. 

A direct wi-fi connection is only available with a Mac computer and an ethernet connection. If you only have Wi-Fi or a PC computer, you will need to configure your network firewall to allow traffic between the Zoom Room computer and controller.


  • Mac computer
  • Ethernet connection to computer

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

  1. Open System Preferences on your Mac.
  2. Click Sharing
  3. Click Internet Sharing
  4. Click the Share your connection from menu and choose Thunderbolt Ethernet.
  5. In the To computers using list, check Wi-Fi.
  6. Click Wi-Fi Options.
  7. Set a name and password for your network.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Check the box for Internet Sharing.
  10. Confirm that you would like to turn on Internet Sharing by clicking Start.
  11. On the Zoom Room Controller, select the Wi-Fi network that you created in Step 7.

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