Personal HotSpot ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JUiCEJamie, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2011
    Hi Guys,

    I'm currently connected to WiFi on my iPhone. If I use Personal Hotspot to connect my iPad, will this use the WiFi my iPhone is already connected too? Or will it use my Mobile Data?

    (For those wondering, I'm on a WiFi network that I don't know the password too) ((I can't ask the owner because he doesn't allow it anymore))
  2. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009
    Durham, UK
    It would use your mobile data connection. If memory serves me right a wifi adapter (whether in a phone or router etc) can only connect to one network at a time, a simultaneous connection of two wifi connections would require another wifi adapter in the phone
  3. sbddude macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2010
    Nor Cal, USA
    Built-in hotspot feature will only use data/3G.

    If you are jailbroken, you can use MyWi which WILL allow you to share the WiFi Connection over USB or bluetooth.
  4. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    I think in the iphone settings you can chose to "show password" of the wifi network that you are using. That way you can save your hotspot data and connect your iPad directly top the wifi and not through your phone.

    ......I just checked and maybe not.

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