Sharing macbook's wifi connection with an iphone 5?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by m8arx, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. m8arx macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2014
    Hi folks,

    I've been trying to find an answer to this for a while now without any luck. Bascially I work offshore, and in my cabin, my macbook air picks up wireless fine - but my iphone 5 doesn't (although it does outside it so it's just a poor signal issue on the iphone.).

    I want to be able to use my mac's wifi connection on my iphone 5 (internet sharing).

    I've enabled Internet Sharing, chose "wifi" as the "connection to share from", and selected "bluetooth PAN" as the "to computers using" box.

    Now, when I enable bluetooth on the iphone 5 and the mac and try to pair them - it doesn't work. It shows the iphone connected for literally 2 seconds and then comes up and says "Network is unavailable - make sure network access is enabled".

    I then disabled internet sharing, and changed it to "iphone USB" rather than "bluetooth PAN", enabled internet sharing again, but again - absolutely nothing on the iphone will work internet wise when it's plugged in.

    I can't believe that Apple would put these options into the Macbook and it didn't work - so surely I must be doing something wrong.

    Has anyone successfully been able to do this yet - and if so, can you share how you managed it? Cheers.
  2. cerberusss macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2013
    The Netherlands
    I've shared the 3G connection of the iPhone with the Mac, but never the other way around. I don't think it's possible.

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