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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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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iPhone with personal hotspot not apperaring as a network interface (USB) in the Network preference pane on OS X

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 7.0.2 and a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. On the iPhone, I have the tethering option enabled (personal hotspot). I wish to connect via USB, and not over wifi, but ...
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iPhone 5 and MacBook Air take quite a few attempts to tether

I used to have an iPhone 4 which, when WiFi hotspot was turned on, would connect to my Air (Lion) almost instantaneously. I have now upgraded to an iPhone 5 (iOS 7) and the process seems to rarely ...
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How can I share the internet connection between an android phone and a macbook?

I try to create a portable Wi-Fi hotspot with my android Sony Xperia P (android 4.2.3) as it works with Windows flawlessly. With the macbook, I connect with the newly created Wi-Fi hotspot. The mac ...
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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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How do I activate my hotspot on my prepaid service I had on postpaid?

My iPhone used to work for tethering when I had a postpaid account. Now that I am on a prepaid plan, I need my hotspot back ASAP to use my optus service for my laptop. Please tell me I can still ...
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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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Tethering: Tell iPad to treat Wifi connection as mobile data?

I am regularily tethering from my phone to my iPad. Basically this works fine -- except that, being on wifi, the iPad or various apps treat the data connection as if it was a flatrate. The same would ...
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how can I enable IOS6 tethering without jailbreaking my Sprint iphone 4s phone?

I know that you can enable tethering for an IOS6 iphone by jail breaking it and then installing additional tethering software but how can I enable IOS6 thetering without jailbreaking my Sprint iphone ...
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Macbook is connected to wifi and tethering from iPhone. Which connection is it using?

When on wifi with my Macbook, sometimes I plug my phone in via USB and both connections say they are working. How do I know which connection my Macbook is using? Further, how do I force my Macbook ...
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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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Can I share my iMac's internet access to iPhone via USB?

I have an iMac, connected to the Internet via Ethernet, and an iPhone 4. I would like to share the iMac's Internet connection to my iPhone via the USB Cable (because my wife dreams of a wifi-less ...
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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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Will OTA (Over-the-Air) updates download when tethered?

I have a wifi-only iPad, and I understood (or, have heard) it will automatically download iOS system updates when connected to wifi. Will iOS automatically download an OTA (Over-the-Air) update when ...
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Does iOS 7 cellular tethering limit the number of WiFi clients?

I'm looking on Apple's site and can't find any published limits on how many clients can connect to one iPhone / iPad with cellular tethering enabled in the US. Setting aside the obvious limit where ...
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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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iPhone 5 tethering, device hard to discover, normal or a problem?

I often use tethering now that it's enabled on Softbank network in Japan. I normally use WIFI connection. The thing is, my iPhone 5 is usually hard to discover from my computer (Macbook Air). Normally ...
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Forgot to turn off Hotspot, tethered via USB along with direct Ethernet, end result?

What happens if I forget to turn off hotspot tethering on my iOS device and connect it via USB to a computer that is already connected to the Internet via Ethernet? Which internet / network gateway ...
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Bug with iPhone data usage counter

I know that I can see the data usage of my iPhone 4(iOS 6.0.1) under: Settings → General → Usage → Cellular, Usage , but the counter has a bug - now it's showing over 16GB(for 2-3 hours tethering). ...
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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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Can I use my Mac's Bluetooth as a Personal Network?

I'm writing this question on my iMac. It's connected to the internet via WiFi as my modem/router is in another room. My iMac has bluetooth running for my magic mouse and apple keyboard. I've also got ...
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Share Ethernet over Airport (Macbook PRO, Mountain Lion) to Windows XP - No DHCP

I'm not able to share network from Ethernet to WiFi (AirPort) on my 10.8.2 (MBP 13", 2012, MacBookPro9,2) I'm able to create both protected and unprotected networks, and authenticate from Win XP. But ...
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Share iPhone Tethering Through Airport Express?

Is it possible to tether my iPhone in some way to my Airport Express (latest generation) so that my tethered connection is served to all my computers connected to my Airport Express? I can easily ...
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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 to Pair an iPhone 4 to an iPhone 3GS using Bluetooth

I have an iPhone 3GS that has a data plan and tethering enabled. It is running iOS 5.1.1 Being an iPhone 3GS it only does tethering over bluetooth and USB, not WiFi. I also have iPhone 4, a 1st-gen ...
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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 proxy traffic / domains through my phone by tethering to carrier data?

Would it be possible for me to proxy example.com to http://google.com/example.com/, through my jailbroken iPhone? I would tether my connection to my laptop, so to my laptop it connects to Google's IP ...
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Is there a way to share iPad's (second generation) Internet with MacBook? (tethering)

I have searched endlessly on the Internet to find a solution, but haven't found a single useful thing. So I'll ask you guys. Is there any way to share iPad 2's 3G Internet with my MacBook ? If ...
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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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Long wait to get Hotspot feature going on Verizon iPhone 4S

How long does it take between calling Verizon to set up the Hotspot feature until you are actually able to use it?
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Bluetooth controls from Notification Center on iPad

I find myself spending a lot of time moving through the menus to re-connect my iPad to my iPhone to tether the network. It would be great to be able to perform this task (or at least speed it up) ...
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Use USB Iphone tethering for Macbook and use AirPort for Printer

I already set up the iPhone tethering to have Internet on my Macbook via the iPhone phone-line. I'm using it via USB because I want to use the Wifi from the AirPort for a connection with my printer - ...
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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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WiFi or Bluetooth (or USB) for iPad Tethering

How do the three tethering options for the iPad compare in the following areas: Range Security Speed Power usage (both laptop and iPad) I'm mainly looking for the difference between WiFi and ...
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iPhone 4s Wi-Fi hotspot app through Wi-Fi, 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 Wi-Fi 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?
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How can I start Bluetooth tethering using the command line?

I'd like a quick way to start tethering using my iPhone, hopefully just using the keyboard. Using the bluetooth menu, I can choose the Connect to Network option in the submenu for my device, but is it ...
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Can I block ports and network traffic when using Personal Hotspot?

I would like to block ports and network traffic when using my jailbroken iOS device as a Personal Hotspot. The reason is I don't want my backup program, computer updates, or any high bandwidth usage ...
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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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iPhone USB Tethering Problem

I have a strange little problem on my hands here. All this while, I've been using iPhone tethering via USB, and all was well. However, today afternoon, my iPhone USB interface in the Network pane ...
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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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iPod Reverse Tethering via USB

I want to use my computer's net connection for my iPod Touch via USB cable. Creating a wireless AP is not an option as I do not want to setup an AP. iPod Touch - IOS5.x Computer - Win7 Bonus - OSX ...