Am facing a problem with Wifi connection from my Mac.

When I share mye connection from the Mac (OS version 10.6.8) by going to System preferences > Sharing > Internet Sharing, and try to connect to that WiFi connection from my Windows Phone (running the 8.1 Preview for Developers), each and every time it shows the toast...

Your phone can`t connect to WiFi network (Mac's Wifi name)

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    Didn't understand what exactly you faced. You are trying to connect the WiFi Internet Sharing in the phone from MAC or trying to connect MAC WiFi sharing with the phone? – Vitor Canova Sep 6 '14 at 10:23
  • Trying to connect MAc WiFi sharing with the phone @VitorCanova – Sabari Karthik Sep 6 '14 at 10:44
  • Can you please improve the question by adding the steps you are taking - and what versions of software is on the Windows Phone and Mac? – Neil Turner Sep 6 '14 at 12:51
  • Am explaining the steps which I followed to connect WiFi.Go to System preferences>Sharing>Checked the internet Sharing option then in the right side pane window Internet sharing On which shows in green color.Then I used my windows phone to connect to WiFi by asusual WiFi connection process.And Version of Windows is winodws 8.1 (preview for developer options) and MAC version is 10.6.8 @NeilTurner – Sabari Karthik Sep 8 '14 at 4:40
  • Does the wifi sharing work with any other device? – Neil Turner Sep 8 '14 at 19:34

I faced the same issue, and then I have removed the security WPA2 and just configured it as a open connection and then I was able to connect my Nokia Lumia 1020.

Looks like Windows mobile 8.1 is not able to communicate with Mac's Wifi when security/encryption is enabled.

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