3G USB Key internet --> wireless

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

  1. hvp macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2008
    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)?

  2. bentley macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2005
    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

    Sep 11, 2008
    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?

  4. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    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

    Sep 11, 2008
    And that's why they call you a demi-god!


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