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I want to connect my MacBook Pro to my iPad mini's Wi-fi. I don't see any hotspot settings. I have searched on the web but all I see is to go to cellular option in setting which is not available in my iPad (cause there is no SIM).

Can this be achieved through Bluetooth sharing, a personal hotspot, USB tethering or any other means?

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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.

  • Only my ipad is connected to wifi. The wifi isn't available to mac. I want my mac to use ipad's wifi. – Kitty Sep 16 '15 at 18:27
  • I know what you mean, but it isn't possible. You need two WiFi cards on the iPad if it should work, and you don't have this. – Rene Larsen Sep 16 '15 at 19:09
  • But it is possible if i use a android phone by usb tethering. Cant it be possible on Mac somehow, may be by means of some external software? – Kitty Sep 17 '15 at 3:05
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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.

  • But it is possible in case of android by usb tethering. Cant it be possible on Mac somehow, may be by means of some external software? – Kitty Sep 16 '15 at 18:25
  • @Kitty The USB tethering option for Apple devices is only available for devices that have cellular data connection OR jailbroken devices. I don't jailbreak mine so I am not sure how it works. – Rowen Chumacera Sep 17 '15 at 4:43

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