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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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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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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Does using a hotspot while connected to wifi use cellular data?

I'm confused about data usage / hotspot while connected to WiFi. I'm asking because my Windows 8 laptop cannot recognize my friend's router, as in it can't even find it, however, my iPhone 4 can. I ...
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MBA can't connect to Hotspot

I've a weird problem with my MBA (2011 model) since the upgrade to Mavericks. There is a certain set of hotspots to which I can't connect anymore. I'm not sure which ones specifically, but there are ...
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Why won't my MBP connect to Personal Hotspot via wifi?

I have not been able to connect my retina Macbook Pro to my iPhone 5s Personal Hotspot since upgrading to OSX 10.10 (Yosemite). While I can see the phone in the list of wifi APs under the "Personal ...
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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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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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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 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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Stop iPad from automatically using iPhone data?

We have employees who are issued both an iPhone and an iPad. The iPads are on Verizon and have unlimited data. The iPhones are on AT&T and have limited data. The problem happens when they are ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Auto join personal hotspot

I recently bought an iPad2 (WIFI only) in addition to my iPhone 4 I already had. There are two reason I took the wifi only model: I am not planning on taking the iPad everywhere I go. That's what ...
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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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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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How to disconnect iPhone from WIFI without 'forgetting' it?

My internet connection died whilst my router still continued to work (so I could still pick up wifi but had no internet connection). I wanted to tether my laptop to my phone so I could use 4G instead, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Turn mac into a personal hotspot while connected to network via wi-fi

I have two computers, one is a mac and the other is a windows PC. My mac is connecting to a home network through Wi-Fi but my windows PC isn't picking up the signal. I want to turn my Mac into a ...
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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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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&...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Missing advanced network settings for iPhone USB/Bluetooth tethering

I have the same problem described here: http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10082848#10082848 My iPhone is tethered to my Mac laptop via Bluetooth or USB. I want to set up a proxy ...
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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 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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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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Am I being charged to use my personal hotspot for my iPhone 4s? (AT&T carrier) [closed]

So I remember having the personal hotspot option for my 3gs, but I could never turn it on because it wasn't part of my plan. Now that I have a 4s, I've recently learned that the personal hotspot ...
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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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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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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 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 ...