Internet sharing over usb to iPhone

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    carlmattheis

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    Hello MacRumor readers! So i've had my iPhone 2G for a few years now and recently the WiFi has stopped working. Im getting it replaced on the 9th of July so thats not the problem. The problem is I would like to use the internet from my MBP through my USB cable to my iPhone. Its on 3.0 and I added the ethernet port in Network Prefs and used sharing prefs to share that port. I know my way around mac pretty well but I guess I don't know everything. Any help would be greatly appreciated.I just hope this is possible.
     
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    NikFinn

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    Like reverse tethering? Why not just use your wifi connection with your MBP to do what you need to do?
     
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    carlmattheis

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    Yes exactly like reverse tethering. And to answer your question about why I cant just use my MBP's internet is because for somethings like downloading apps and checking email while I'm using my MBP for other things (Like watching movies) its a lot more convenient.
     
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    id be interested if this is possible as well. often times when im on the road in a foreign country, ill be provided a wired internet connection.. so i can get online with my mbp but not my iphone... so cant get in cydia or other things like that ;)
     
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    Wen i go to hotels with a physical connection i usually connect my laptop and enable internet sharing from settings. its very simple and easy.
     
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    ah sometimes you forget the simplest things... thanks man!
     
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    carlmattheis

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    Im glade this thread helped you! I wish my issue was that simple, but my WiFi is completely dead.
     
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    Minimoose 360

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    So is mine on my 3G. It's a known problem with the 3.0 software.

    Unless yours stopped working before you upgraded.
     
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    Uhh, I think you might mean internet sharing (if that's what I get from your post, it's a little unclear)

    If you're router broke or something, and your iPhone still can receive WiFi, then go to:

    System Preferences > Sharing > Check the box for Internet Sharing and go from ethernet to AirPort

    Then use your MBP's Airport Utility to make a network and have your iPhone connect that way. Should work, as it did in my dorms (where wireless is arbitrarily banned)
     
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    He already said twice that his iPhone can't receive wifi.
     
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    SFStateStudent

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    Get to Sharing and select your iPhone, you should be good to go......
     
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    carlmattheis

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    What connection would my iPhone be in sharing. What port?
     
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    Yeah, same question. In Internet Sharing, you can only share via ethernet, firewire or Airport. There is no provision to share over USB ( iPhone)
     
  14. macmadness86, Jun 9, 2012
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    Your Answer Exists in Another Thread

    Hey I know this is a bit late, but check out this post for your answer on how to tether a mac to a phone and not the other way around.

    After reading this post, I think it is absolutely necessary to clarify this:

    CONNECT TO INTERNET ON MAC <--> IPHONE IS IN AIRPLANE MODE
    --->IPHONE STILL ACCESSES INTERNET VIA SOCKS PROXY OVER USB CABLE

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=345976


    Why would you want to do this? I want to do this because my macbook air has a stronger wifi card than my iphone. Despite being far away from an antenna, I can still use the internet on my iphone. That is one reason. Another reason: situations often spontaneously arrive that bring about unexpected needs. The question "why not" is perhaps more appropriate.

    good luck
    --macmadness86
     

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