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Questions tagged [tethering]

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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When my mac is tethered to my iPhone it can't resolve localhost

My broadband internet died on the weekend and so, in order to get some work done I am tethering my MacBook Pro to my iPhone. I am running a number of servers within docker containers. If I ...
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How do I get names for devices connected to my hotspot?

Once I turn on a hotspot in Settings > Personal Hotspot, on iOS, and a device connects, a blue banner at the top of the screen appears with the number of connected devices. I would like to see the ...
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Personal Hotspot not staying Connected

I'm not sure if I have an issue or if what I am seeing is by Apple-design. I have an iPad Pro (11.4) that I have the Personal Hotspot switched on. My iPad Pro is active and screen on. I connect my ...
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Share iPhone 4G connection over an ethernet adapter?

For my work, I am sometimes in the field using my iPhone 8's 4G connection for Internet. I tether my laptop to it over WiFi using Personal Hotspot; this works fine. Some of the equipment I work on ...
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Why is a non-cellular iPad model announced as new network interface when connecting to a Mac through USB?

Whenever I connect my iPad (non-cellular / wifi-only version, so no sim card and no mobile data connection) to my Mac over USB, I get a dialogue box stating that a new network connection iPad-USB has ...
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How can I get my iPad to automatically connect to my iPhone's hotspot?

I have a Wi-Fi iPad. Every time I turn it on, I want it to automatically connect to my phone’s Internet. Right now what I have to do is go into settings, then Wi-Fi, then select my phone. Is there a ...
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Who's connected to my Mac Wifi-Hotspot?

Is there a way I can know the names and number of devices connected to my Mac Wifi-Hotspot like in Windows? In Windows, it'll look like this:
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Wi-Fi Hotspot turns off automatically when Mac goes to sleep

When I put Hotspot from my Mac Book Air, Hotspot is getting turned off automatically when Mac goes to sleep. This is not the case with Dell laptop. Is there a way to stop it?
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Macbook connecting to hotspot - slow wi-fi after wake from sleep

I have a macbook pro 15" 2017. I use an Android hotspot to connect to internet. Every night I put my Mac to sleep and turn off the hotspot. When I come back in the morning I turn the Android hotspot ...
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Internet from personal iphone hotspot not working on macbook air multiple user accounts

I'm using an Iphone SE to create a personal hotspot from my (unlimited) mobile data. The issue occurs when connecting to this hotspot with my macbook air running High Sierra 10.13.4 When I connect ...
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How can I change the hotspot name without changing the iPhone name?

How can I change the hotspot name without changing the iPhone name (the name indicated in Settings > General > About)?
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Autoconnect to IPhone hotspot

My IPhone Wifi hotspot (the first one in the screenshot) is shown with a different icon from any other hotspots (Android, broadband etc). This doesn't bother me except I need to manually re-connect ...
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Bluetooth tethering between Android device and MacBook

I'm having some issues tethering my internet connection from an Android to my MacBook. It must be an issue with the MacBook, as it works on Ubuntu without a problem. A tried to re-pair the device and ...
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Why my iPhone USB (wired) hotspot sometimes not working on Mac sometimes not? How can I debug this?

The iPhone USB hotspot is a very useful feature for me. Since: don't have a WiFi or Ethernet at home. I have enough mobile carrier traffic and would like to use them for my Mac. I don't want to use ...
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Why iPad is not listed in the Personal Hotspot area as the iPhone?

I'm using internet from iPad/iPhone sometimes. The image bellow shows both devices but I don't understand why they are listed in different fields. Why iPad is not listed in the Personal Hotspot area ...
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Can I use a hotspot without data to connect to a wifi speaker?

I recently bought a WiFi speaker that needs to connect to a WiFi connection to play music from my phone. I also travel out of the country a couple times a year but do not have a data plan for out of ...
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Can iPhone USB Hotspot be shared through a MacBook Pro?

My iPhone wireless hotspot quit working, but I can still use the internet through a USB connection. I’m wondering if I can use internet sharing on a MacBook Pro to share the USB internet connection ...
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Use Windows pc internet on iphone

I am trying to debug an application so I will need to share my pc connection to an iPhone. I would like to do that via an USB. PC (Windows) Internet -> USB -> Iphone Iphone will use my pc's ...
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iPhone 6s hotspot data usage [closed]

I have unlimited data on my mobile plan which includes a 30GB allowance per month for tethering. My allowance renews on the 27th of each month, but two days after my allowance renewed I received a ...
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Personal Hotspot not forwarding DNS requests to the interent on iPhone 7 with IOS 11

I have been using my iPhone 7 plus as a personal hotspot since I bought it. The hotspot worked fine with IOS 10. After upgrading my iPhone to IOS 11, the personal hotspot now exhibits the following ...
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Is it possible to tether internet on the iPhone to an Ethernet attached device?

I have a hotspot connection on my iPhone 7 Plus phone that is extremely slow. The Internet on my phone is extremely fast. When I connect a device the connection is very slow. The device is a smart TV. ...
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How can I automatically tether on Macbook when I don't have wifi?

Is there a way that I can detect that my mac does not have a wifi connection and automatically use my iPhone tethering without I have to go a select it from the menu?
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How to use iPhone with hotspot as a router/modem for entire home network

Reason: I recently moved from one house to another and my internet provider doesn't cover the new area. The other internet providers take over a month to supply me with a connection. I have to work ...
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Can I use the Apple Watch to turn on my iPhone's Personal Hotspot?

I use my iPhone's personal hotspot to connect my non-Apple work computer to the internet. When I want to connect to my phone with my computer's wifi I must first turn on the "Personal Hotspot" switch ...
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Accessing internet on a MacBook Air through iPhone's access to Wi-Fi, rather than its access to cellular data

Is it possible to do something similar to iPhone hotspot, but instead of using the iPhone's cellular data connection, it uses it's Wi-Fi connection instead. Thus, allowing a MacBook Air to access the ...
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Can I be on bluetooth tethering + wifi, and select which traffic goes through each?

I have found some wifi networks have 'overly-aggressive' firewalls. E.G. many will block SSH traffic. The wifi signal is otherwise strong and good, and I'd like to use it for most of my internet ...
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How to avoid OS X downloading things while using tethering [duplicate]

When on the road, I would like to use my phone's LTE connection and tether it to my macbook. However, I do not have an unlimited data plan, so I don't want the mac to download a bunch of stuff (OS X ...
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When tethering with iPhone, how to set fixed local IP address for other devices?

I use my iPhone (iOS11) when on the road with a Windows 10 Pro laptop. I want to use a fixed local IP address on the laptop because I do web development and it makes scripting things a lot easier. I ...
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Why might cellular data usage be attributed to Siri even when Siri is disabled?

I always have Siri turned off. Yet, looking at the usage data reported under /Settings/Cellular/SystemServices I observed the following: July Siri = 3.5-MB Hotspot = 1,300-MB August (as of the 25th) ...
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How do I AirDrop from a MacBook to its tethered iPhone?

My MacBook (OSX Yosemite 10.10.5) is tethered to my iPhone (10.0.2) in order to provide Internet access. How do I AirDrop from my Macbook to an app on my iPhone? Currently I have to use Dropbox, ie. ...
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Devices connect to iPhone via WiFi tethering cannot see each other

I've been experimenting with different ways of transferring files between Android and iOS devices while "in the field" away from WiFi networks and internet access. Nothing I've found works as well as ...
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Can you disable HOTSPOT on Mac OSX

I would like to disable hotspot as a dropdown option under WiFi settings. I manage multiple Macs in profile manager and they are set to connect to a our WiFi which is locked down. Users have been able ...
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4G signal on phone, but showing LTE on my MacBook

Usually, the signal strength on the iPhone is the same with the one shown on my MacBook: However, in a specific area, between two hills, where the signal is pretty poor, my iPhone shows 1 circle ...
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How can I decipher the Activation Policy Details for an iPhone

I'd like to decipher the Activation Policy Details for an iPhone such as these: • Activation Policy Description: UK Reseller Flex Policy • Initial activation policy ID: 399 • Applied ...
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How to change or delete Personal Hotspot password on Mac side?

My Mac and my old iPhone 6 used to work with personal hotspot just fine. I replaced my old iPhone 6 with an iPhone 7 and transferred all my apps and data from the 6 to the 7. Most things worked fine,...
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Continuity: Can you make iPhone cellular calls from a Mac while connected to the phone via Instant Hotspot?

I have a MacBook Pro that's Continuity-connected to an iPhone 6+ running iOS 10, and when they share a Wifi connection provided by a third device, making and receiving iPhone cellular calls from the ...
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connecting my laptop to iPhone HotSpot using Ethernet adapter

Can someone suggest an adapter to connect to iPhone hotspot through Ethernet data cable? Wireless hardware in my laptop has stopped working and I am using Ethernet cable to connect to Internet. But ...
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Macbook to iPhone tether, hotspot or wifi

If I am connected to wifi on my iPhone, and I turn on my personal hotspot, and then tether to my MacBook will my MacBook use the wifi that my iPhone is connected to or will it use my data via personal ...
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Connect to Bluetooth tethering

I have my Android phone set up with Bluetooth tethering and it's sharing its WiFi connection. I use this WiFi connection on my iPad (iOS 10.1.1). I have paired the devices via Bluetooth and switched ...
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iOS hotspot + VPN behavior

I routinely use the Personal Hotspot feature on my iPhone. Recently, I have set up a personal OpenVPN server (per here) to use with my phone. However, I don't seem to be able to use both at the same ...
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iPhone Hotspot: who is connected?

Sometimes, when I start to use my iPhone as a hotspot, I see 2 connections. Since I am the only one supposed to be using it, and I’m only using wifi (not USB as well), I can’t work out why there is a ...
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Personal hotspot can't be detected on Iphone 6 iOS 9.3.5

I want to use Internet on my laptop via Iphone 6 personal hotspot. It is very hard for my laptop(both windows and ubuntu) to detect the hotspot network. I have to disable/enable/ hotspot on my iPhone, ...
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Can I change the auto-update behavior, when connected to my personal hotspot?

Yesterday, I ran suddenly out of cellular data volume (I can only use 6GB per month) for this month while my MacBook was connected to the personal hotspot on my iPhone. If found out, that macOS ...
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Tethering blocked with message about contacting provider

Sometimes when I want to use tethering I get a message that I need to ask my provider. How can I "unblock" the Personal Hotspot feature so it always works? (In the phone, obviously) Phone is not ...
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How to usb tether a wifi network using iphone

I have installed windows 10 on my Mac and the Wi---Fi is interfering with the Bluetooth so I've turned off the Wi-Fi on the Mac. My iPhone is connected to the Wi-Fi so I want to usb-tether the Wi-Fi ...
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iCloud bluetooth based wifi tethering stopped working

For about a year or so, my iPhone 6+ and 6S+ could be commanded to tether to my MacBook Pro by simply selecting it from the special devices list under the Wifi menu. In the past few months, this has ...
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Enable PPTP passthrough in iOS 10

Apple stopped supported for VPN networks that still use the not so secure PPTP protocol when they released macOS Sierra and iOS 10 (more info here) In a nutshell this meant that the embedded system ...
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Using too much of Hotspot hurts the iPad?

I have a iPad mini2 (cellular). Recently my modem has been broken and to use the internet via my laptop I use a personal hotspot connection. I mean I connect to my ipad by my laptop for using the ...
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Configure the DHCP settings of WIFI Tethering (Personal Hotspot)

When connecting my PC to the iPhone WIFI hotspot, it assigned a 192.168.2.x address to my PC. I really need to change this to a different address range as it conflicts with one of our work subnets. ...
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Configure WLAN as metered or tethered in macOS [duplicate]

MacOS seems to assume a WLAN connection to be free of charge if and only if it is not a tethered iPhone connection. So it will run all background update and maintenance processes via that WLAN ...