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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Why is my instant hotspot on Yosemite / iOS 8 inconsistent?

Sometimes, instant hotspot works in a split second. Sometimes, it works after 30 seconds, and other times, it just says "failed". In all cases, the state of the Mac running Yosemite or the iPhone is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the IP address of my iphone when my computer is connected to the internet using that iphone's personal hotspot?

I have this program on my mac that streams my gps location over the private network. When on the road, my program needs an internet connection as well as the gps data, so I need to pair to my iphone ...
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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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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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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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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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Network broadcast/multicast not sent by iPhone in personal hotspot mode

Based on recent empirical findings, and based on various posts on the web, it seems that an application running on an iPhone with personal hotspot enabled cannot send broadcasts and/or multicasts out ...
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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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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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iOS 8 - Personal Hotspot - Works on iPad, Fails on rMBP

The question kind of says it all. I have an iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.1 (not yet 8.1.1). Connecting to this iPhone with my iPad Air 2 through personal hotspot works just fine (I'm actually using ...
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Can I use 802.11ac instead of 802.11g for Personal Hotspot when both of my devices support it?

I have an iPhone 6 and the 2013 rMBP. Both support 802.11ac WiFi, yet the iPhone always sets up the hotspot as 802.11g for backwards compatibility (I think). Is there a way to change this? My ...
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How to share Ethernet Internet to Android phone?

I have installed Horndis driver on my Mavericks and my phone is displayed in Network preferences. The issue is I can't get access to internet. I shared Ethernet connection (from Sharing preferences) ...
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My iPad's bluetooth tethering doesn't work

I'm trying bluetooth tethering from Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Pairing is successfully done and there are rings on iPad's status bar. However, functions using Internet connection don't work, with an error ...
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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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How can I tether my VZW iPad 4 over AT&T?

I have a VZW iPad 4 connected to my AT&T Family Share plan. After inserting the AT&T SIM, it provisioned itself nicely to AT&T and even picks up AT&T wifi hotspots. The only piece ...
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How can I tether a phone for Personal Hotspot and use my Bluetooth Headset at the same time?

I'm attempting to tether an Android phone via Bluetooth (PAN), while using my Bluetooth headset (Jawbone Icon HD). When the Android phone is connected, the iPhone 5s refuses to connect to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Continuity over Personal Hotspot

I have an iPhone 6 iOS 8.4 and a 2015 Macbook Pro (Yosemite). I have been searching for some information regarding call continuity and personal hotspot configuration. I was wondering if phone call ...
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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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Open URL in Safari from Captive Network Assistant.app?

I have made a wifi hotspot captive portal. When a client connects to, I get the Captive Network Assistant.app showing ToS. My question is: Once the client clicks "I accept ToS" button, can be Safari ...
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Enabling tether no jailbreak

I'm looking for an effective way to enable factory tethering on my iOS 8.1.2 device without jailbreaking. I have sprint as a carrier, and I found a Redmond Pie article related to an older OS that ...
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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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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 ...