Help with Sharing iPhone Wifi Connection

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  1. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    At Barnes and Noble, I can pick up the AT&T Wifi for free on my iPhone. Is there a way to share/tether this Wifi connection to my laptop?

    BTW, every search I do gives me results showing how to share my laptop internet connection with my iphone or how to tether the iphone 3G connection with my laptop.
     
  2. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    I've never heard of that being possible. Why can't you just connect your laptop to it?
     
  3. w8ing4intelmacs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha. It can tell when an iPhone connects to it, and allows that connection for free. If I use my laptop, it asks me to pay.

    BTW, I already tried changing the User Agent in Debug mode (Safari), but it doesn't work :)
     
  4. mb2008 macrumors regular

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    The wi-fi at B&N is likely from the Starbucks, which is AT&T. That's why it's free for your phone. If you want free Starbucks Wi-Fi, register a Starbucks card and then it will let you sign on for free, 2 hours at a time.
     
  5. w8ing4intelmacs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My Starbucks account does NOT work at Barnes.

    :)

     
  6. mb2008 macrumors regular

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    Oops, I forgot, my B&Ns are different, they have full-fledged Starbucks in them, not the Starbucks Cafes.
     

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