Airport Express and iPhone Wireless Hotspot

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dualcyclone, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. dualcyclone macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2012
    London, UK
    Hi Guys,

    I've been searching for days trying to find a definitive answer; is it possible to make an AirPort Express repeat the wifi signal from the iPhones Wireless Hotspot.

    My problem is that my iphone is my primary source of internet (Since I have cancelled my broadband connection, as it was actually worse than the internet I get through my iPhone).

    I have approximately 8 devices that all require internet at some point, and I have to manually reconfigure most of them when I leave and return with my iphone. If it was possible to connect everything to an AirPort Express then only reconfigure that as required, it would save me my sanity, plus means I have greater control over the security of sharing my internet connection out.

    I've seen a youtube video of someone who seems to have done this, but he makes no suggestion on how it was possible; I'm guessing there would be some kind of repeater mode which would take the signal from the iphone and repeat it without any problems.
  2. Welsh Alex macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2012
    yes it is

    i connected today my iphone 5 hotspot to express
    asked the express to join this network and entered name and password into blank field
    then the lan (wan) port on rear will output the internet
    problem i have found since is cant get more than 5 connections to the hotspot
    any ideas?? thought maybe a router but that still showed as a connection

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