Question about internet tethering

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Annngel, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Annngel macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2008
    Somewhere.. over the rainbow.
    I have a question. Duh.

    I'm connected to my iPhone on my macbook through Bluetooth and my iPhone is currently connected to my school WiFi..

    So.. I'm using my Data Plan's internet or my school WiFi?
  2. Nckcard macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Why don't you just connect your Macbook to the school's wifi...? Your question seems redundant.
  3. Magsec4 macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2008
    Interesting question.

    What icon appears in the top bar on the screen of the iPhone? 3G, E, or the wifi icon?

    Also, check your ip address on the MacBook while tethered. Then connect the MacBook to the wifi network without tethering enabled and check your ip address again.
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I know, how pointless.

  5. Annngel thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2008
    Somewhere.. over the rainbow.
    You totally have no idea what's my college WiFi like. It's slow like crap. Can't expect much since they have like 16,000 students or something. Anyways, my school wifi is so complicated we have to setup the proxy and stuff and I'm sure i set it properly but it just doesn't work on my macbook and interestingly enough the WiFi works on my iPhone.

    The icon appears the usual WiFi icon

    Well, i went to speedtest to test the speed instead and sadly... it said ISP Singtel Mobile. And my data plan service provider is singtel.. so i guess it is tethering from the data plan even though the iphone is connected to a wifi.
  6. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    Yes if your phone is tethering, it only tethers the 3G/EDGE/GPRS signal not the wifi signal I think.
  7. avidengo1 macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2009
    Whats this I see about tethering???

    So I'm reeeally new to the world of Apple. I just got an iPhone 3gs 32gig and i thought internet tethering didn't exist on it yet...anybody?
  8. cmbezln macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2009
  9. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
  10. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    lol. so if your wifi at school is so slow, how could it possibly be any faster using wifi on the iphone and then tethering to your mac via bluetooth? if anything that would be even slower. are people learning less and less at school now or something?

    if wifi works on your iphone then it will obviously work on your macbook. you just have no idea what you're doing.

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