hotspot to free wifi

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hotrod351, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. hotrod351 macrumors 6502

    hotrod351

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    i have a problem connecting my macbook pro to free wifi some times. so question is, if i connect my iphone to free wifi and then turn it into a hotspot for my macbook pro will i be using data. just wonder because i would be using free wifi.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    No you can't do that it'll switch to 3G/4g and use the wifi antenna for the hotspot. Even tethered using USB it'll revert to mobile data.

    That said if your phone can connect your mb should be able to. If it dosnt there is a settings issue.
     
  3. hotrod351 thread starter macrumors 6502

    hotrod351

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    thats what i thought. wife has the macbook pro and is 300 miles away so cant really get to it.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Just tell her to go into the advanced settings on the network and delete out previously connected to networks. I'm sure you could text or email over a simple guide. That will more than likely resolve her issues.
     
  5. hotrod351 thread starter macrumors 6502

    hotrod351

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    sounds simple enough. after deleting the setting then what. as soon as it detects new wifi setting will it install them.
     

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