Tethering iPhone to MacBook (not the other way around)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mac44, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. mac44 macrumors member

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    I have a 3G modem card on my MacBook but do not have 3G on my iPhone 3GS running 4.2.1. Can I tether the iPhone to use the MacBook's 3G connection? I am in China and there is no 3G on China Mobile but I can use a 3G USB device from China Unicom.

    Steve in Beijing
     
  2. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    Yes very simple. It is a standard MAC feature, go to System preferences, and select Sharing then internet sharing.

    Works really well.
     
  3. mac44 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sharing

    Went Sharing in System prefs and it gives a message "you've not selected a port for internet sharing. The options are Ethernet, Airport, MBBEthernet and Firewire. I want to share via Bluetooth. What is the solution?
     
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    Kindle

    Trying to connect my Kindle to the MacBook wifi. Kindle sees it but can't connect. Under connection type, it lists DHCP or Static. If I click Static, it asks for IP Address, Subnet Mask, etc. Any ideas?
     
  6. hayesk macrumors 65816

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  7. mac44 thread starter macrumors member

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    Dhcp

    Chose DHCP, Kindle saw my network but failed to connect. Asked if I wanted to set up manually, but the only pref available to change is Security Type: none WEP WPA WPA2. I chose none but still cannot connect. Any thoughts?
     
  8. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

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    This isnt a hack so you should be able to contact the apple helpdesk or check out the online FAQ pages to get the spicific answers you need.

    Hope it helps
     

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