A feature that lets one device share its cellular data connection with another. As implemented on iOS, personal hotspot can share via USB, Bluetooth and WiFi acting as a router for up to 5 simultaneously connected devices. WiFi network created on an iPhone using existing 3G coverage. The feature ...

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Is it safe to keep iPhone's Hotspot on?

I want to keep my laptop tethered to my phone's connection and was wondering if it is safe to keep emitting the personal hotspot wifi signal all day and anywhere I go (underground station, work, busy ...
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How do I share my wifi connection through USB to my MacBook Pro without using cellular data or hotspot?

I have a MacBook Pro (running osx and bootcamp windows) with a broken wifi card. I plan to get the wifi card fixed soon, however I want to back a few things up on the internet before I hand off my ...
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Can I turn on the hotspot in objective-c in IOS 7? [closed]

Can I turn on the hotspot in objective-c in iOS 7? I've searched StackOverflow, and some information I've found has said "objective-c does not support turning on the personal hotspot". But this ...
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IOS 7, enable to setup personal hot spot

After Updating latest version of iOS 7. I am not able to setup personal hot spot in my iPhone 4. I use BSNL (India) carrier. I was told by the carrier that the problem is an issue with the iPhone ...
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Mobile hotspot missing on iphone 4

I updated to the new IOS 7 and it took my mobile hotspot option off the menu settings. Not sure what to do any information would be appreciated.
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Mobile Hotspot not found

why does my macbook wifi not recognize my att mobile hot spot on first try? Sometimes I need to turn wifi on and off several times before if finds the hotspot when scanning for it.
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Does using a hotspot while connected to wifi use cellular data?

As the title does ask: Does using a hotspot while connected to WiFi use cellular data? I'm asking because my Windows 8 laptop cannot recognize my friend's router, as in it can't even find it, ...
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Find device on personal hotspot network in iPhone

I need find IP of device which is connected on iPhones personal hotspot. My solution is check every IP(from 172.20.10.2 to 172.20.10.255) which returns html with certain words. Because device return ...
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Prioritize bluetooth tether over Wifi on an iPad

I have an iPad tethered to my iPhone's internet using Bluetooth. The iPad is also connected to a WiFi network which does not have internet access. The iPad won't connect to the internet until I turn ...
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How can I enable Personal Hotspot on iOS 7 even though my carrier has disabled it?

On my iPhone running iOS 7, I have the Personal Hotspot feature, but I can't turn it on. I've read that it's been disabled by my carrier, AT&T, since the feature is plan dependent. How can I ...
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How do I troubleshoot personal hotspot mode failing to issue IP addresses?

When I turn on the personal hotspot, I cannot get a DHCP network address on my computer. I've tried with 2 different computers and an Android phone. They can connect to the network router but not my ...
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How to keep iPad from dropping out from iPhone's hotspot?

My iPad mini only has wifi and so I would usually tether 3G connection from my iPhone 4S. In fact, I tether connection from my iPhone to my other devices too such as my laptop. However, it seems ...
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Is it possible to disable Personal Hotspot on iPhones with a configuration profile?

The company I work for is having an issue with users racking up huge data bills with iOS hotspot tethering. Is there a way we can push a profile that will disable this feature? I have looked through ...
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iPad hotspot bug or being hacked?

when I turn wifi and bluetooth off and connect with a usb 2 cable to my iPad 3 I have a single connection but when I turn change the wifi password to something random and turn on wifi I have multiple ...
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Router Settings in iOS

Apple and Verizon wireless have given all ipad users a personal hotspot. I like the functionality but I would like to change the NAT settings or turn on UPnP so that my connection to xbox live will ...
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Using bluetooth PAN with iPad Air

I have Mac Book Pro running Mavericks and my iPad Air with iOS 7. I want to share it's internet via bluetooth and use it on my iPad. I followed this tutorial, but when I click on Advanced, I don't see ...
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does leaving a hotspot on when no one is connected use data?

I am concerned. I do not want the hotspot using data and wasting data without anyone connected. I was told to turn it off but i normally leave it on. I want to find out if it does or if it does not.
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Can I restrict download when my macbook is being hot spotted?

I plan to stick an NFC tag on my macbook so that I can just click my phone on it to create a Wifi Hotspot which my laptop will automatically connect to. The only problem I can think of though is that ...
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Is a there a simple solution to avoid problems with hotspots?

It seems that OSX does not behave well with hotspots. By hotspot, I mean the wireless networks which opens automatically a window for login/password such as when you join them. When you login for ...
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Can you set a specific WiFi channel with an iOS/iPhone personal hotspot?

Anytime when I using my iPhone as personal WiFi HotSpot (sharing 3G internet via WiFi) the iPhone selects channel #1 for this. Is possible to use another channel number because the channel 1 is ...
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Verizon iPhone 5/5s: using as hotspot (specifically using ssh) during incoming call

What will a CDMA (specifically, a Verizon) iPhone 5s do when being used by a MBP to connect to the Internet, and more specifically, to another server through SSH, when an incoming call comes in? Will ...
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Macbook Pro cannot connect to Wireless Hotspot created by a Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell laptop and have created a wi-fi hotspot, with WEP 40/128bit encryption (And I know the security key). My Macbook Pro finds this network but when I try to connect ...
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Can you share a Wi-Fi connection using Personal Hotspot?

I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 6.1.3. I turn on cellular data + 3G and Wi-Fi constantly. I was at a site office today and my iPhone automatically connected to the office's Wi-Fi. The tech guy was not ...
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About Tethering APN and Personal Hotspot

By iPhone Configuration Utility, I created a .mobileconfig file to change my iPad's default APN (that is build in sim card by my carrier). My carrier is China Unicom, its default internet accessing ...
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List of all devices connected to “Internet Sharing” Hotspot [duplicate]

How Can I know which devices connected my hotspot. Or Where I can find list of connected devices to my hotspot.
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How to redirect all my WiFi-hotspot users a certain IP/domain..?

Is there any OSX router software or Airport config to redirect all the users that connect to my Airport WiFi-hotspot to a certain domain or local IP?
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Macbook Pro as a wireless bridge? (Private hotspot from external wifi connection)

While travelling, it would be convenient to set up a wifi hotspot from my Macbook, which would share the wifi internet with my phone and tablet (wifi <-> Macbook <-> wifi). This would make it ...
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Configure an Airport to connect to internet via a wireless hotspot?

The situation: I have free access to Time Warner (TWC) and Optimum hotspots around the USA. Conveniently one is located within range to my apartment. I would like to setup an Airport Extreme or ...
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iPhone hotspot via USB doesn't work

iPhone 3GS, iOS 6.01 Macbook Mac OS 10.6.8 The iPhone 3GS hotspot works fine via Bluetooth, connected to my iPad. If, instead, I tried it with my Macbook via USB (can't do it via Bluetooth for ...
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Why can't I connect to hotspots on my iPad (3rd generation)?

I am having problems with connecting to the internet via WiFi on my iPad (3rd Gen). It works, however, when I connect using Bluetooth. Any ideas on why this is and how I can get my internet working ...
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Sharing Hotspot from the mac that the iPhone or iPad can connect with?

Is it possible to share a kind of "hotspot" from my macbook so that the iPhone and iPad can connect with it? Just like there is a "personal hotspot" feature on the iPhone I want it the other way ...
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Are there any downsides to leaving personal hotspot perpetually on?

I am primarily concerned if this will drain my battery if I leave personal hotspot on. Is it worth the mental time to turn off the hotspot in order to conserve battery? I run iOS 6 on an iPhone 4s.
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Does personal hotspot always use cellular data?

If I have my iPhone connected to a wifi connection, then put it on personal hotspot, is the device I'm connecting to my iPhone with using cellular data bandwidth, or the wifi bandwidth? You'd think ...
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How can I disallow all network operations except for browser, mail?

I am on a rather low monthly limit with my mobile phone plan. When travelling, I usually write mails and browse the web on my Macbook Air via iPhone Personal Hotspot. However, I do know several ...
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Check / remove proxies from iPhone USB Personal Hotspot

I installed Charles Proxy to do some testing, later I disocvered that any traffic going through Personal Hotspot is also routed though to a local port. I've remove the Mac OS X proxy settings, but ...
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Can I block or disable hotspot mode in iOS 5.1?

I'm using iPhone 4, iOS 5.1. Can I block or disable hotspot mode in iOS 5.1?
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Plugging iPad into computer turns on Personal Hotspot with one connection

I have a new iPad (iPad 3) with personal hotspot turned on. I also have a Macbook Air connected to my local wireless network (the Air is not connected to the iPad personal hotspot). However, when I ...
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Which Personal Hotspot mode uses least battery?

Both iPad and iPhone's Personal Hotspot mode allows 3 ways to connect: WiFi USB cable Bluetooth I want to use Personal Hotspot on my MacBook Pro, this means that I can use either of the three. ...
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Is it recommended to use Mac wifi sharing for long periods of time?

I am going to be buying a MacBook Pro within the next few months (hopefully an updated version if it comes out) for university this autumn. I am wondering, due to the Uni halls having only wired ...
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Enabling Personal Hotspot feature

My current carrier does not allow the Personal Hotspot feature for iPhone 4 so this option is missing in the menu. Is there a way I can enable this? I don't mind jailbreaking it. I don't want to use ...
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iPhone 4s wifi hotspot app through WiFi, not 3G [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my iPhone as a hotspot on Wifi (instead of 3G)? I have an iPhone 4s that I want to turn into a wifi hotspot. I don't want to use the 3G connection to do this. ...
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Do the three iPad personal hotspot tethering options differ in terms of speed?

I am delighted with LTE tethering on the new iPad with personal hotspot. What are the speed ramifications of selecting Wi-Fi over Bluetooth or connecting via USB and the dock connector? Also, might ...
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Can I download apps larger than 50MB while using Personal Hotspot?

Can I download apps larger than 50MB while using Personal Hotspot? If so, isn't the limitation on iOS itself rather arbitrary? I can just use personal hotspot to download larger files to my computer ...
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hotspot stops being detectable

I have an iPhone 4 and a MacBook Pro. If I turn 'Personal Hotspot' on my iPhone to on, then I can connect with my laptop fine and everything is great. If on the other hand I then disconnect the ...
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How can I setup iPhone as a wifi hub?

Good afternoon all, I have a simless ipad and an iphone. My iphone can connect to the internet however the ipad can only connect to the internet using wifi. I was wondering if there's any way I can ...
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iPhone 4S crashed, Wifi crashed, Personal Hotspot gone

My iPhone 4S, which i got in October, just crashed out of the blue and wouldn't restart. After reading other people's blogs I managed to restart by holding the main button and on/off button together. ...
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How do I select the right iPhone carrier

I have seen a lot of people asking about what carrier to use and what features they have. Also people have asked about Visual Voicemail, which confusingly is not available on some networks, although ...
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Share iPhone WIFI with computer over USB?

Due to a water leakage, we had to move offices temporarily. In our temp offices, we have WIFI network, but not cabled network (yet). Since my computer doesn't have WIFI (it's a stationary desktop) I ...
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Can I share a 3G connection from an iPhone/iPad by creating a Wi-fi hotspot?

I've been wondering about this for awhile. So, is it possible to create a Wi-fi hotspot from an iPhone or 3G iPad?
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How to use Telnet with Personal Hotspot (tethering)?

I got the Personal Hotspot working great, with both USB and WiFi (on different computers/devices). However, I am not able to ping or telnet the other computer. Both computers can ping the iPhone ...