iPhone 5 and Personal Hotspot via Bluetooth & wifi

Imola Ghost

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I've never done this before however since my hotel Internet is out I thought I might give it a try.

I first of all tried to pair my iPhone 5 and my 2009 MBP and it finds my iPhone however it just won't connect. My iPhone puts up a message saying "Johnny's MacBook Pro" is not supported.

Can anyone give me some ideas to try? I would try and connect via the USB cable however I left it at the shop.

Is my MBP possibly to old to connect on another?
 

KdParker

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I've never done this before however since my hotel Internet is out I thought I might give it a try.

I first of all tried to pair my iPhone 5 and my 2009 MBP and it finds my iPhone however it just won't connect. My iPhone puts up a message saying "Johnny's MacBook Pro" is not supported.

Can anyone give me some ideas to try? I would try and connect via the USB cable however I left it at the shop.

Is my MBP possibly to old to connect on another?
Do you need to use Bluetooth? Can't you just connect to the hotspot?
 

Imola Ghost

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Oh ok I see...I can connect via Bluetooth or Wifi. However I tried the Bluetooth and it won't pair.

So I just now tried wifi and my phone is not showing up on the MBP's available wifi connections.
 

AuroraProject

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Try turning hotspot off and back on again. I've noticed my devices can only "see" the iPhone for a limited amount of time. Then try again, you'll be looking for a network with the same name as your iPhone.
 

Imola Ghost

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Try turning hotspot off and back on again. I've noticed my devices can only "see" the iPhone for a limited amount of time. Then try again, you'll be looking for a network with the same name as your iPhone.

Thanks I did that it FINALLY showed up in my wifi connection list.