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No. You cannot do that with an iPhone. If an iPhone is on wifi, it will not share an Internet connection with another entity in relation to tethering. In fact, if you turn on tethering while connected to a wifi, it will disconnect from the wifi automatically before sharing Internet. I recommend that you instead pickup an inexpensive USB wireless adapter. I ...
After the iPhone 5 wouldn't connect after pairing, and before I did all this, I powered the i Phone5 down and powered it up again. Magically it worked with nothing further required.
Looks like Apple may have published a new build of iTunes 12.3 with the old version of the kext file per a comment here from earlier today. Tried it and confirmed the issue is resolved. PS: If you want to check, the MD5 checksum of the new version is 77bad7ebb366433672169d40c5659224.
Update: Per @SeeMeCode's answer, you can re-install iTunes to solve the problem. Solved. I found the solution here. It's caused by a damaged kernel extension /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext. When I check /var/log/system.log, sure enough there is: Sep 17 08:00:58 wagner.local com.apple.kextd: Kext id ...
The Personal Hotspot option is only available to devices that use a SIM card with cellular data. A device connected to a wi-fi cannot share that connection to another device, you have no other choice but to get that other device within the range of the same wi-fi router.
If the iPad mini and the MacBook Pro is on the same WiFi, they also have the same IP-adr. range, so they can see each other. The Personal Hotspot option is for sharing an internet connection, and here you have the cellular network (SIM-card) as the external connector, and the WiFi (Personal Hotspot) as the DHCP Server.
If you have a laptop that you never want to utilize hotspot tethering, just delete the tethering interface from the Network control panel in System Preferences. Screen shot attached. This will prevent any network activity through your laptop, if for some reason the wifi or ethernet connection is lost. If you want to tether in the future, you will have to ...
For any Mac users who come to this thread, you can assure that your mac will never utilize the USB tethering option by deleting this interface in the Network control panel
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