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Sharing of a cellular Internet connection to other devices. Similar to 'internet sharing' but when the device doing the sharing is not a full computer.

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iPhone tethering unsuccessful from “Self-assigned IP”

Something broke with my hotspot tethering from my iPhone. The internet is never successfully handed off despite the devices being connected and tethered to each other. Something feels like it broke as ...
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Personal Hotspot keeps getting disconected

I use a personal hotspot for my work and basic internet for laptop as I have no access to WiFi. The hotspot has been problematic for weeks now: it keeps getting disconnected. I found auto-lock post on ...
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Can I use my iPhone as a modem with a TP-Link extender?

I want to use my iPhone as a modem with my TP-Link RE705X Range Extender/Access Point. Can I connect my iPhone to the RE705X's Ethernet port using a USB-C to Ethernet adapter? or even Wi-Fi. My goal ...
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Internet is slow on Macbook when tethered to my iPhone

Background: M1 Macbook Pro Running Sonoma 14.5 iPhone 14 Pro Running iOS 17.5.1 T-Mobile in the USA I called T-Mobile and they have confirmed that I have no data restrictions on tethering. I have ...
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MacBook Pro Monterey keeps dropping Android Hotspot WiFi

UPDATE: I changed wifi frequency to 5Gh in Android, it seems like it's working now. I have recurrent problem - sometimes it works fine for hours. But sometimes it starts dropping Android HotSpot WiFi ...
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iPhone connected to hotspot on another device, does it treat it as wifi or data?

I found similar questions but none of them answers whether the connected device treats the hotspot as wifi or data. Meaning that when one can, say, limit app updates to wifi only, does it apply to ...
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iPhone hotspot ‘using 2GB’ every time I connect a device!

I have an iPhone XS with iOS 14. I am not sure how long this has been happening, but this is repeatable. Every single time I connect my phone’s hotspot to my laptop, and just connect, mind you, and ...
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Is it possible to enable a proxy when tethering from iPhone to a Mac over USB?

When tethering over Wifi there's a Proxies tab available: But no such tab is visible when tethering over a USB cable. Is there an alternative way to enable a SOCKS proxy when tethering over USB? ...
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How to resolve non functional hotspot on MacBook?

I have a MacBook Pro from 2023 with Ventura 13.3 OS. I can connect to the hotspot on my iPhone without issue, but the internet is either very slow or not working at all. When I use the hotspot from my ...
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MacOS turns on Modem mode on iPhone. How would I disable that?

iPhone personal hotspot is listed in the list of WiFi networks on my mac even though Allow Others To Join is off and personal hotspot is off. MacOS turns on Modem mode on iPhone when I click on "...
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How can I configure my iOS device to use Internet via Bluetooth tethering as a metered connection?

I use Internet on my iPhone 12 Mini via Bluetooth tethering. How can I configure my iOS device to use that Internet via Bluetooth tethering as a metered connection? Answering comments: What are you ...
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How can I see the current upload and download speed on my iPhone that is caused by sharing Internet to another device via Bluetooth tethering?

I share Internet on my iPhone via Bluetooth tethering to some Android phone. How can I see the current upload and download speed (i.e., monitoring the current use) on my iPhone that is caused by the ...
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Use iPhone as hotspot but connect with Bluetooth

The iPhone's "Personal Hotspot" settings provide options to connect using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB. I didn't want to use Wi-Fi to connect to the iPhone, so I tried Bluetooth. The steps ...
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USB Internet Connection Sharing disconnects after updating to macos 12.7.3

I have been using USB Internet Connection from my Macbook Pro for some years, fairly reliably. We rely upon it since we are a Wifi free house. After updating to macos 12.7.3 Monterey, both iPhones ...
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Does iPhone use USB tethering to share internet when connected to Macbook?

I am currently confused if the iPhone does support sharing internet via USB cable or not. I was able to share my mobile data from iPhone to Macbook via USB cable, still need to enable Personal Hotspot ...
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setting DHCP on an interface when it comes UP

When I tether my MacBook Pro via USB-C cable to my Linux mobile device, in MacOS an interface en7 gets created on the fly. The mobile runs a NetworkManager with a DHCP server part. I can use the ...
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Is there a difference between connecting to a Wi-Fi router and connecting to a hotspot?

I use an old MacBook Pro (sorry I don't have the model/specs to hand!) for doing audio/visuals for church services. The place we're in doesn't have Wi-Fi so we hotspot off a phone to connect to the ...
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How does iPad determine that access point it is connected to is a phone with tethering?

When I connect my iPad to ordinary access point it shows a WiFi logo icon with radiating circles. But when I connect it to the access point which is a smartphone sharing its internet connection, it ...
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How to use USB tethering on Mac [duplicate]

I want to connect my Android phone mobile Hotspot with my Mac. I see one has to use Horndis to do that, but it seems very complicated Anyone has a solution?
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Slow hotspot on MacBook Pro using new iPhone 14 pro

MacBook is slow on my Hotspot with my iPhone 14. On my phone, I get 300Mbs+ downloads. Using my Hotspot, my computer is rated at .19Mbps I have a brand new iPhone 14 and a MacBook Pro 16 [2021]
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Is there a way to connect to hotspot automatically in mac if wifi is not working?

Is there a seamless way to connect to the hotspot network automatically in mac if the wifi network is not working? I am doing it manually. Is there a way to do it automatically in a seamless fashion? ...
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Does plugging iPhone into a car let that car access the internet?

I don't want my car to have access to the internet. Does plugging an iPhone into a car (i.e. CarPlay) allow the car access to the internet? (I understand that plugging in an iPhone (which already has ...
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Macbook can not access personal hotspot

I have a Macbook Pro with Mac OS 12.6.5, and an iPhone 6+ with iOS 12.5.7 On my iPhone, I have turned on "Personal Hotspot", and assigned a password to it. I can access this Personal Hotspot ...
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Is there a way to detect if you're connected via a shared WiFi Hotspot? [duplicate]

When you connect to your iPhone's personal hotspot, your WiFi icon changes from the signal strength "V" to a chain link. Such as in the image copied from another StackExchange question below:...
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Distinguish multiple iPhone hotspots

I often work in trains or at other locations where many people are close together. I share the Internet connection of my iPhone with my other devices for this purpose. What do I do if several people ...
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Problems connection new iPhone to Raspberry Pi WiFi

I have setup a Raspberry Pi 3 as WiFi hotspot at home. For this, my home's WiFi signals it tethered to ethernet with connmanctl, showed here : $ sudo connmanctl technologies /net/connman/technology/...
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M1 MacBook Pro can't join Linux hotspot when other devices can

On a laptop running Linux Mint, I can run these commands to stand up a WiFi hotspot: nmcli con add type wifi ifname [interface name] con-name test_ssid autoconnect yes ssid test_ssid nmcli con modify ...
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Reduce Macbook data usage while it is connected to internet through iphone hotspot

Is there a way to limit internet data usage while a Mac laptop is connected to internet through an iPhone hotspot? Some background tasks such as backing up, dropbox activity, automatic updates, can be ...
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Trying to connect iPad to iPhone hotspot. It pulls up a blank page “captive.apple.com” that never loads

So I was trying to connect my iPad to my iPhone’s hotspot. It does connect, but as soon as the connection appears to be established, it pulls up a blank page with the URL “captive.apple.com”. This ...
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Join Personal Hotspot automatically? Never works

So I have my iPhone working as a Personal Hotspot. In System Settings > Wi-Fi, it shows in the Personal Hotspot section. I can connect to it with a click. In its settings (both via Details or ...
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Wifi hotspot problems, chicken and egg issue

So lovely internet goes down at the house - I know I can use my hotspot right? Wifi on phone is dead because cable/internet is dead Turn off wifi and browse using mobile data - YEA!!! Lets try the ...
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iPhone tethering turns on personal hotspot

Is there a setting on my iPhone that would help prevent my MacBook from changing the personal hotspot setting on my iPhone? I have the personal hotspot turned off on my iPhone. When I tether my iPhone ...
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Does iOS maintain a system log of personal hotspot connections?

I was wondering if iOS maintains a timestamped record of devices which have connected to a personal hotspot anywhere within its system files? Something like x MAC address connected at y time. I can ...
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"ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE" for some websites on Mac when connected to iPhone's Personal Hotspot, but the same websites are accessible on the iPhone

I'm connected to the internet via Cellular Data on my iPhone. All websites can be accessed. However, when I connect my Mac to my iPhone's Personal Hotspot, some websites can't be reached. For example, ...
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Can I share my Linux PC's internet to an iPad over USB?

I have a similar question to one asked here I have an iPad with iOS 15.6 and want to share my Linux (Ubuntu 22.04) Desktop PC's internet with it over an USB cable. First of all, Is it possible? If so, ...
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Does Apple silicon hardware support USB tethering in macOS recovery mode?

After updating my Intel MBP to macOS 12.5, I got locked out. When trying to reset the password in the recovery mode (power+cmd+r), USB tethering to my iPhone did not work and I had to use my iPhone as ...
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Make iPhone hotspot always detectable on Android phone

Is there any method to make an iPhone hotspot always detectable on an Android phone? It is really inconvenient that despite the hotspot switch always being on it is still necessary for the iPhone to ...
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Hotspot does not work on Macbook from iPhone

I setup hotspot, it shows connected also on the Macbook, but no website opens, what could be going wrong here?
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How to Use Bluetooth PAN in 2022?

I've been trying to use Bluetooth PAN to share my Macbook's WiFi connection with my phone, since the Macbook has a much better connection range. However, it seems that Apple removed the built-in ...
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Can I see who is tethered to my hotspot?

Long story short - I have to tether at home for a few months. I have noticed my green icon flashing up while nothing of mine is connected (100% not mine). I'm a bit nervous that others are using basic ...
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Unknown MAC address under Personal Hotspot usage

Context: Personal hotspot connection from iPhone 12 used on my MacBook Air. Problem: Under Settings - Mobile Data - Personal Hotspot (iPhone), I see 2 data usage components: 1.5 GB - MacBook, and, 20....
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iCloud features are partially not working

I reinstalled macOS on my macbook (currently running 10.15.7) and some of the iCloud features stopped working for me. Syncing tabs and history in Safari doesn't work and also Personal Hotspot on ...
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Mac cannot resolve DNS on WiFi, but works fine on cellular tethering

I have consulted the questions/answers here. But it seems nothing is working. I can ping 8.8.8.8, but I cannot ping www.google.com. nslookup www.google.com 8.8.8.8 and dig @8.8.8.8 www.google.com is ...
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MacBook Pro connects to iPhone and iPad hotspot, but not data

I'm having an issue where I can connect to my personal hotspot from my MacBook Pro to my iOS devices, but I do not get any data. I've tried a bunch of things but no luck. Interesting info: My iPad ...
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How to I connect my iPhone via USB tethering to an Expo server on my Mac - without using WiFi or cellular?

I'm running Expo on my Mac for developing apps. I want to connect my iPhone, which runs my own app I'm developing, to the Expo server using USB tethering only - as I haven't got a SIM card and WiFi is ...
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MacBook loses internet connection from iPhone hotspot when closing lid for a few minutes

I have an iPhone 8 with a mobile internet connection and an MacBook Pro 13, which is connected to the internet via the iPhone. On iPhone, I turn on the Personal HotSpot, and then on MacBook I connect ...
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iPhone hotspot not assigning IPv4 DHCP address

My iPhone X's (iOS 13.4) hotspot stopped giving me an IP4 address the other day. I've never had this problem in the 10 years I've had iPhones. Since Thursday, 2nd Sept 2021, I am only getting an IPv6 ...
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iPhone hotspot stops working and won't work again until the computer is restarted

I have an iPhone 12 mini running iOS 14.7.1 and a MacBook Air 13" 2017 running Big Sur. The laptop and the iPhone are both signed into the same iCloud account. The laptop can connect to the ...
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View local IP for connected device on hotspot

is there a way in which I can view the local IP address for a device connected to the hotspot that I make with my iPhone? I want to do this because I want to view the desktop of a Raspberry Pi that I ...
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How to create an offline hotspot to transfer data between iPhone and another device?

I have a hardware accessory that (annoyingly) instead of supporting Bluetooth, requires a WiFi hotspot in order to communicate with an iPhone. Unfortunately I do not have tethering on my mobile data ...
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