Reverse Tethering

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iphonehk, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. iphonehk macrumors member

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    Hi,

    was just wondering if this is possible since tethering is possible for iphone to pc/mac.


    Situation: I travel to many countries on business that do not have wifi access. I do not want to chalk up expensive data usage while travelling. However, I am able to get access to LAN connections in hotel rooms which charge on a daily unlimited rate is is what I would pay for. What I would like to do is to connect my iphone up to the computer via bluetooth or something so that I could also surf the internet on my iphone probably using my PC/mac as a "router.

    Is there a way to do it or I would have to download an app or something?

    I am currently on 3.0.1 JB and have no intention of upgrading to 3.1.2 yet until it is more stable and easily JB.
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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  3. iphonehk thread starter macrumors member

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    Installed Bzeek but somehow it did not work. Set up my wireless and sort of stupidly messed up my LAN settings. (As you can see, I am rather hopeless with IT hence and asking for an idiot proof solution)

    Thanks. I looked through this site before posting and hence I asked. Somehow I am not able to get it work. And I am not sure if it is free or something for Bzeek.

    I screwed up my internet settings while trying to configure my wireless according to the site. Am clueless with IT.....
     
  4. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Wait, I'm not sure if I follow. If I understand you right, you want to broadcast wifi from your computer (with an ethernet connection) so you can surf on your phone?

    Windows has to have a way to do this, I'd think. On the Mac it's easy. Just click the airport menu item and 'Create Network.' Presto!

    Disclaimer: If you meant something else, then I was just kidding!
     
  5. Oceanus macrumors newbie

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