3G USB Key internet --> wireless

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hvp, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. hvp macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    (Disclaimer: Relative newbie here so don't flame if this is really stupid question. Thanks.)

    I'm hopefully getting a MBP soon to replace my dying laptop. As of next week I will be living on a boat where the only internet access is via a usb 3G dongle thingy - you know the thing i mean.
    Anyway, the question is... Is there any way of using the MBP as a wireless station so that i can access the internet with an iphone (using wifi as my network doesn't support 3g)?

    Thanks!
     
  2. bentley macrumors 6502

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    I don't know about the scenario you explained (connection tethering isn't officially supported on the iPhone).

    But there's a number of 3G internet routers available now. You simply pop your USB dongle into them and they distribute the internet connection by WiFi.
     
  3. hvp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah-ha, that was going to be my next question!
    Don't suppose you know of a link to an example of one of these 3G routers?


    Thanks!
     
  4. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Assuming I'm understanding what you're trying to do, yes, you can use your MBP as a wireless access point - which will then allow your iPhone to access the internet via wi-fi, sharing your MPB's internet connection.

    The settings are available under internet sharing in the sharing prefpane.
     
  5. hvp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And that's why they call you a demi-god!


    Thanks!
     

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