Reverse tethering

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  1. kuruptmixer macrumors member

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    Is there anyway I can broadcast my wifi as a hotspot for my iPhone to connect to? My phone does not get good wifi signal while my laptop does. Internet sharing from the macbook pro does not work.
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    You can if your MBP has an ethernet connection to the internet, click on the menubar wifi icon and select "create network"
     
  3. kuruptmixer thread starter macrumors member

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    But nothing for wireless?
     
  4. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    I don't believe the Apple Wi-Fi cards can be part of two networks simultaneously. You could buy an external USB Wi-Fi card and then you could do this.
     
  5. Floris macrumors 68020

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    I believe that is correct.
     
  6. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    Can you share the network over Bluetooth from mac to iPhone?
     
  7. simonsi macrumors 601

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    You could try but I'm not sure you can share the internet from the MBP to the iPhone on BT, normally tethering is the other way.

    No the WiFi on the Mac can't both connect to the router and the iPhone at the same time on different networks.
     
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