Sharing of a cellular Internet connection to other devices. Similar to [tag:internet-sharing] but when the device doing the sharing is not a full computer.

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Personal Hotspot - Mac connects only if other Mac already Connected

I want to share mobile internet from iPad via "Personal Hotspot". I have two Macs: an old Macbook pro (2009) and not-so-old Macbook Air (2013 edition). I have made the following observations: ...
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Can I use my hotspot on my phone for Airplay?

I have an iPhone 5S and I am looking for a way to mirror my screen to the TV. I was wondering if I could use the hotspot on the phone to connect my PC (on the TV) and the iPhone, to airplay to the PC, ...
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How to create Wi-Fi hotspot on OS X without having a connection?

I need to create a Wi-Fi hotspot on my OS X machine with no internet connection. I need this in order to locally connect my Android smartphone via the hotspot and control the machine via an app (...
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Personal hotspot unavailable intermittently, “contact your carrier”

A friend has an iPhone 6 and a plan that includes tethering. A couple of weeks ago, her "personal hotspot" feature started acting up. It tends to be inactive. When you try to activate it, you get a ...
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Auto connect iPad to iPhone hotspot [duplicate]

I have a lot of data on my phone's contract so it doesn't matter if some extra is used. Is it possible to make an iPad auto connect to an iOS hotspot just as it can auto connect to a normal wifi ...
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How do I change the Hotspot timeout on my iPad Retina?

I can use my Ipad Retina (4th Gen, iOS 9.3.1) when plugged in via USB to tether the 3G connection. After it is plugged into USB, then I can see it shareable via wifi from other devices. (My Mac which ...
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How do I make my iPad Retina wifi hotspot discoverable (tethering 3G) when off and unplugged like my iPhone 6S?

I can use my Ipad Retina (4th Gen, iOS 9.3.1) when plugged in via USB to tether the 3G connection. After it is plugged into USB, then I can see it shareable via wifi from other devices. (My Mac ...
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What is leaked about devices connected to iOS personal hotspot?

This is the scenario: 1) I set up a personal hotspot using my iPhone 4S running iOS 5 (we call this device A) 2) I connect a mobile device (e.g. a non-Apple smartphone) using WiFi to have it use the ...
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How do I automatically enable Personal Hotspot when my Bluetooth device is in range? (Similar to Tasker for Android)

I use a spare smartphone with no SIM card as a navigation tool in my car. This works fine with offline maps, but I can't use things like Waze. I also have an iPhone which I carry around with me, which ...
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how to know the details of hotspot(inbuilt one) created by OS X?

I want to know the details like connection type(DHCP/static) , IP address , Subnet Mask,Router , DNS, Security Type(WEP/WPA/WPA2) , Version(personal/Enterprise). On OS X yosemite 10.10.5 how are hot ...
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How to tether a 2014 MacBook Pro 15" Retina to two Dell Ultra HD 4k 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitors (P2715Q)?

I've attempted to connect my 2014 MacBook Pro 15" Retina laptop to two, 27" Dell Ultra HD 4k screens via OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock, however, I was only able to tether one Dell screen instead of two; I've ...
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How to make “Move to iOS” set off the opened hotspot in iOS after moving the data?

How to make Move to iOS set off the opened hotspot after moving the data? I have also seen that the iPhone hotspot includes the name of the user of the device. Is it a way of changing it by default ...
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How can i share ubuntu's intertet to iphone via USB [duplicate]

Can anyone help me reverse tethering from linux to iphone 5.
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iPhone - prevent automatic hotspot tethering when connecting to computer

How can I turn off automatic personal hotspot activation when connecting an iPhone to a computer (Windows in this case)? I had it plugged in when downloading an iOS update and it downloaded the ...
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2 connections on personal hotspot

Odd problem here. I just turned on my hotspot and after a few minutes the blue ribbon is claiming that there are 2 connections. I am not at home, and my phone isn't hooked up to my computer. When I ...
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Connect to USB-Tethered Device over WiFi

Is it possible for peers connected to an iPhone personal hotspot to connect to each other, or is the device firewalling them somehow? I'm tethering a Raspberry Pi over USB to my iPhone 6s running iOS ...
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Personal hotspot problem: “Set Up Personal Hotspot”

I am trying to enable my the hotspot from my iPhone 6. I am in the beta program (if that matters). I am on Verizon. Whenever I press, "Set Up Personal Hotspot" it brings up this message, "To ...
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Time Capsule Wifi blocks bluetooth tethering

My mom lives in a remote place and recently lost her "broadband" internet connection. She has a Time Capsule (3+ years old) and several Macs of various ages. We can use bluetooth for tethering to the ...
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iphone4s cannot tether with laptop if the APN is not “internet”

How do I tether an iphone4s with my laptop if it uses a APN other than "internet"? Looks like my phone doesn't allow to tether with my laptop if the APN is not "internet". Is there any work around ...
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How to share my data connection on my iphone?

When I enter in my parameters and then to cellular phone, I don't see personal hotspot. I would like to know if there is another way to share my connection, for example through some apps.
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Will a non-3G/LTE iPad or iPod Touch auto-update over Personal Hotspot

So, I can't seem to find the answer to this out there (although there are a few vague answers floating about the ether). On a mobile data enabled iOS device there are options to limit what apps and ...
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Limit what a tethered iPhone internet connection can be used for

I have various background services running on my Mac which use quite a lot of bandwidth: Google Drive, a couple of OneDrive sync programs, iCloud sync, Dropbox, and Backblaze for a general backup of ...
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Unable to disconnect from iPhone Personal Hotspot

I can connect to my iPhone hotspot through Wi-Fi on my MacBook Air, but when I then click "Disconnect from my iPhone" in the Wi-Fi menu, nothing happens. The only method I could use disconnect is to ...
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What does Apple consider to be tethering?

I plan to create an app that connects an iphone with another device like a second iphone or a laptop. The problem with my app is that it will transfer data to and from these two connected devices. ...
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How to prevent iPad from using Personal Hotspot?

My iPhone5 keeps advertising itself as a Personal Hotspot even though I set that to off. My WiFi only iPad keeps connecting to the iPhone HotSpot every time my WiFi router fails. This is driving up my ...
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Is it possible use USB tethering feature of ios devices as similar to andriod?

Connecting device over WiFi through WiFi-router and using that connection in another machine with USB tethering by not using mobile data.This is possible in android devices. Just to make it more ...
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Macbook Pro USB tethering [duplicate]

I have tethered many times to my iPhone 6 for an internet connection by using USB cable. Out of the blue, I don't get an internet connection. Network pref pane says no connection. I deleted the ...
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USB tethering gone after upgrading to iOS 9 and iTunes 12.3

After upgrading my iPhone 6 to iOS 9, and iTunes to 12.3, I cannot use the Personal Hotspot via USB anymore. It worked fine until the updates. Through WiFi it works fine, so the cause is not that ...
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How to share iPad's wifi to Mac?

I want to connect my MacBook Pro to my iPad mini's Wi-fi. I don't see any hotspot settings. I have searched on the web but all I see is to go to cellular option in setting which is not available in my ...
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Problem with iPad personal hotspot on OS X 10.11

I'm having problems with iPad tethered USB internet share (personal hotspot). OS X 10.11. (15A226f) and iOS 9b (13A4325c) Tethering via USB to iPads internet has worked before, but as far as I ...
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How does iOS and OS X detect when a Wi-Fi network is a personal hotspot?

When there is a Personal Hotspot network available, it displays a chain link icon instead of the usual lock icon in the list of available networks on iOS and OS X. My question is, how does OS X ...
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How can I regain the Instant Hotspot feature in Yosemite after noticeable errors?

While normal hotspot interaction functions perfectly between an iPhone 6 (iOS 8.4) and my MBPr '14 with Yosemite 10.10.4, the Instant Hotspot feature does not. This feature used to work, but after ...
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MacBook keeps automatically joining certain wifi network

My (12-inch retina) MacBook periodically joins a wrong wifi network, ignoring the preferred networks list in network preferences. (I'm using the latest version of Yosemite) The wifi network is a '...
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Port blocking on iPhone 6

I am unable to get email to connect to my IMAP server using an iPhone 6+ with iOS 8.3. The telco (Telstra Australia) loves telling me that they do not block ports. Either the telco is blocking ports ...
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Prevent iPhone from connecting to WiFi when activating Personal WiFi Hotspot

Every time I turn on my mobile WiFi hotspot on my iPhone, it works great unless I am in range of a remembered WiFi hotspot that iPhone itself can connect to -- iPhone silently opts to use any WiFi ...
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iPhone Personal Hotspot via USB stopped working after OS X 10.10.4 update

I installed OS X 10.10.4 and right at the end of the process, my iPhone (which was plugged in to the Mac via USB with a Personal Hotspot connection) vibrated as if the USB cable had been reconnected, ...
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Wi-Fi Network only appears after I connect to another Wi-Fi network

This is a very intriguing problem. Every time I'll connect my MacBook Air mid 2013 with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to my wi-fi network at home, I can't, cause it won't be available in the list of networks ...
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Share iPhone Personal Hotspot with Mac, then share Internet via ethernet

When I'm travelling I only have Internet via my iPhone, which I can share to my Mac via Personal Hotspot just fine. However, I have a VoIP desk phone which only gets internet via ethernet cabling. I ...
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Is there any limit to the number of users connected via Personal Hotspot? [duplicate]

How many users can be connected to an iPhone's personal hotspot? Does the limit differ from device to device? I want to know the limit of maximum users.
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Internet sharing disabling Macbook Wifi

So I wanted to share the Ethernet connection through my Wifi to my phone, since it is having problems connecting to my router at home. My Wifi works fine on it's own. My ethernet connection works ...
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Personal hotspot hosts count incorrect on iPhone

Sometimes when I share my Internet network from my iPhone 6 Plus to other devices via Wi-Fi, the status bar shows '3 connections' when I really know that I only have 2 connections: sometimes I get one ...
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process to reliably connect Mac Wi-Fi to iPhone personal hotspot?

Is there a recommended process for reliably connecting a Mac to an iPhone Personal Hotspot network via Wi-Fi? Here is the method that I have been trying: turn on WiFi and Personal Hotspot on iPhone ...
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iPhone personal hotspot sharing Wi-Fi connection instead of 4G [duplicate]

I have an iPhone 5s and it's connected to a Wi-Fi network. I have a personal hotspot set up. I'm currently using this hotspot on my laptop and am just wondering if it is uses my phone's data or the Wi-...
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Show list of clients of wifi hotspot Mac OS X

I have MBA and I access internet using ethernet to USB adapter. Now I'm sharing wifi to my other devices, but I want to know the information about all clients of my hotspot. Not only mac address, but ...
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How do I enable Personal Hotspot in the OS X WiFi menu?

I have two Macs: my work MacBook Pro (retina, 15-inch, mid-2014) and my personal MacBook Air (13-inch, bought July 2013). Both are running OS X 10.10.3. When I click on the WiFi menu on my Pro, I see "...
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How do I reset DHCP address allocation on my iPhone 6?

I need to briefly connect several hundred devices to the iPhone 6 Hotspot to test their Wi-Fi functionality. I only need to connect 3 or 4 at a time, and each is only connected for a few minutes. ...
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Two simultaneous Hotspot connections between two devices

I just discovered you can create two simultaneous Hotspot connections from a single Mac to an iPhone: one via USB and one via Wi-Fi. Why is this allowed/possible? Are there any advantages/...
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Private WiFi network between OSX and Android

I want to use a remote control app for presentations I'm giving offsite, using my Android phone as a remote for my MacBook. (the software is Unified Remote) I have no guarantee that I can access a ...
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Reverse Tether - Share OSX Yosemite Wifi Connection Over Bluetooth

I see plenty of old questions out on the web, but each has a myriad of people following up with issues. Now with Yosemite, I think things might have changed anyway. I want share hotel internet, from ...
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How can carrier limit hot spot connections

I have encountered this question and in accepted answer there is information that doesn't click For instance, the iPhone 5 should theoretically be able to handle up to 14 connections, but both AT&...