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 to get internet. After doing this, however, my program can't determine my iphone's IP address so I can't get the location data.

Does my iphone have an IP address when it's the "router" effectively, via personal hotspot??

  • what program is it? and yes anything that connects to Internet will have a IP address.
    – Ruskes
    Dec 31 '14 at 20:12
  • the iOS app's name is gps2ip. Reading the data using qgis. Dec 31 '14 at 20:12

The answer is

Found this out by checking out the gps2ip settings and saw there were some provisions for using a personal hotspot and it told me there. You have to tell gps2ip to pipe over the hotspot from within the app to make it work regardless.

  • 2 is basically the ip address of your phone acting as a router. But it may not always be this number. It may be for instance.
    – I0_ol
    Jul 9 '17 at 22:16

It is the 'router' ipaddress see SystemPreferences–>Network (below), then click on Wi-Fi (should be green), then Advanced–>TCP/IP–>Router= or etc

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