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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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IPhone File Server & Client to Create Proxy Alternative to Personal Hotspot Tethering

Assumptions: I have the latest iPhone with unlimited fast Internet through my cellular network provider. I have a new Mac. My iPhone prevents me from using my wireless data using my Mac when I set ...
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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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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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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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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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USB tethered to my MacBook Air

What type of connection is a iPhone USB tethered to my MacBook Air? I am using my iPhone as my main Internet access.
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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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Use certain network connection for some ports

My Mac (OSX 10.10.2) is connected to the Internet via Ethernet. The problem is, this connection is blocking some ports. (http://www.URL.com:2080) I tried to open the page on my smartphone and it ...
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iPhone Data vs Phone

Sometimes my iPhone can handle both phone calls and background data transfer without wifi (while in an LTE service area I suppose). However, when concurrent data and phone transmissions are not ...
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iPhone connect usb client to wireless clients

I'm using my iPhone 4 as a hotspot for a few laptops I have at home. Generally I'm only using one and I connect it to the iPhone via USB. But, from time to time I need to share files or perform other ...
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why wont my wifi sharing let me connect other devices to the internet?

I have my note 4 tethered to my mac through usb. (Tmobil unlimited data, plus 3 gig hotspot). I set up wifi sharing pn mac going from ethernet adaptor(en3) to wifi and ethernet. I can not get anything ...
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iPhone 6 & Verizon: Tethering established over IPV6 only — IPV4 websites don't work

This issue happens periodically (but it seems to survive reboots). It seems when tethering I'm assigned an IPV6 address & IPV6 DNS server, but no IPV4 addresses. I'm able to use google services ...
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How do I prevent iPhone USB “hotspot” from commandeering laptop's Internet connection?

Looking for phone setting preferably. Turning off Hotspot not acceptable option. Is turning off USB network in System Preferences on the laptop the only way?
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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 ...