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With airdrop it is always a direct connection (usually wifi or a mix of wifi + bluetooth) between the 2 devices. No internet connection is required at all. So you can transfer as much as you like and it will all be local between the devices; "peer to peer" like you say. Your internet quota won't be used at all.
Your issue is being caused by OS X's handling of a wi-fi parameter commonly referred to as roaming threshold. This parameter dictates the point at which an OS will switch to a stronger signal. Windows gives easy access to this parameter, example here, but no simple option exists in OS X. This document from NYU suggests OS X has "aggressive" roaming ...
You can not bridge from WiFi to WiFi. You'll have to connect to the internet via a different port if you want to share the connection. I'm assuming the reason you don't connect to the network directly with your iPhone is some kind of client limit. You could use a Wireless Router to connect to the WiFi and repeat and reroute it. If you use an Apple Airport ...
Please understand following. You can not receive and transmit from same device (unless is it equipped that way). You Mac is not capable to do that, it is either or. If you for example receive Internet via cable to your Mac then you can share (transmit) it using your Mac WiFi. So the input and output can not be the same. Since you are receiving WiFi, ...
Is it at all possible that the campus network does not broadcast it's SSID? Try this, go into Settings -> Wi-Fi and tap on "Other..." Type in the name of the campus WiFi network and its password. Will that allow you to connect?
Solution that avoids having to restart the computer: Go to terminal and type sudo ifconfig en0 down And enter your password. This will cause the WIFI card to restart and (for me) the connection to be restored.
The diagram at the top of the article you linked to in the question seems to show exactly what you are trying to achieve; the extended base stations are connected via Ethernet, from their WAN ports, to a network port on the primary base station. Have you tried this configuration?
Firstly ask your parents to turn on your iPad and connect it to the local network. If you have remote administration on your router you'll be able to do the next steps yourself, else you'll need your parents to do it. Login to your router's administration page Get the external IP address of your router (if you can set up dynDNS this will make your life ...
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