Can you connect an iOS 8 device to the Internet via a Mac/Windows PC's ad hoc Wi-Fi?

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  1. fruitninja, Oct 30, 2014
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    That is the question. I could not find answer via the search function.
     
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  3. seinman macrumors regular

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    Yes, you can. I used to do this all the time in fact. Just plug your Mac into the wired network, turn on internet sharing, and choose wifi as the sharing interface. Your phone can then connect to your Mac through wifi.
     
  4. Jeff Flowerday macrumors regular

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    Mac would have to be wired, so that it could use it's wifi as an access point.
     
  5. fruitninja thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great; thanks for the feedback. We can confirm it works on iOS device with a Mac.

    Now the only question is: if it works the same way on a Windows PC as well?
     
  6. rajravat macrumors newbie

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    yes it will, at my last work place we used to create ad hoc wifi on windows 7 and connect via iPhone to test internal websites
     
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    You can also share internet over bluetooth, but i would imagine that would be slow.
     
  8. fruitninja thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well,

    I heard that the experience with ad hoc Wi-Fi on Windows for an iOS device is that it supposed to work but in practice it works with some updates, then it does not work with the next update, and so on. Do you have this experience?
     
  9. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    If it doesn't work, the problem is the computer, not the iOS device.
     

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