Connect iPhone To MacBook Via Direct WiFi

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by oo7ml, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. oo7ml macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I am trying to connect my iPhone and MacBook via direct wifi, and not through a wireless router.

    I've tried creating a network on my MacBook, giving it a name and password which seems to create the network, however when I go into Wireless Networks on my iPhone, it does not show.

    Can anyone suggest what could be wrong... thanks in advance for your help
     
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    #2

    It maybe as simple as, it doesn't allow such connection method.

    This is traditionally called ad-hoc networking (or peer-to-peer), and while the Macbook may have something like it, keeping with legacy settings, I do not believe IOS (a more recent OS) has such facility.

    Is almost like asking how to do dial-up these days! ;)
     
  3. oo7ml thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. retroformat macrumors newbie

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    Hi 007, how did you get it working? I'm trying to achieve the same thing... connecting a 2015 iMac/El Cap with an android phone running under KitKat
     

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