I need help tethering my iPhone to my win7 machine

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by steve knight, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. steve knight Suspended

    steve knight

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    I got the phone connected to my computer but it says no Internet connection. Cable is down and I need to download a few files
     
  2. fullauto macrumors 6502a

    fullauto

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    Did you turn on hotspot in settings, create a wifi password, click on your iphone network in win7, enter password?

    Tried a reboot of win7 after setting up the hotspot network?

    Do you have sufficient data on your mobile account?
     
  3. steve knight thread starter Suspended

    steve knight

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    it was strange it was easy to get the win7 machine connected but it would not access the internet. I turned off my airport extreme and then I had internet access. so even though win7 showed no internet on the Ethernet connection it would not jump over to the tethered connection. I need the airport to network to my other computer so it would be nice to get around that. I wonder if a usb connection would be better? I did not have a lighting connector at the time.
    but was a nice save got the files from the emails and was able to work.
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    The theory is simple. Your Win machine is still going through the normal WIFI to get to the Internet, it doesn't know the connection to the outside is down.

    When u enable tethering, do you tell the Win machine to start talking to a new hotspot? You may have to refresh your IP AFTER you have connected to the phone.
     

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