Tethering phone wifi through USB

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  1. vexorg, May 3, 2016
    Last edited: May 3, 2016

    vexorg macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2009
    I had a need to link the wifi of the iPhone to my macbook via USB.

    Is it possible? It didn't appear to be.

    Reason for doing so was an odd one. A few free wifi places in China need wechat login to gain access to the free wifi. I have wechat on my iPhone, so it connects no problem. If you connect to the free wifi on the macbook, then safari sits with a QR code on the screen and nothing else.
  2. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Unfortunately you can not share your wifi with another device. Typically this isn't a problem because the other device can just connect to wifi. You found one of those strange circumstances it would be useful.

    At those places you mention, did you see other people on computers? I'm kind of curious if this is to only let mobile users on their network.
  3. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    What you can do is load it from your iPhone then use handoff on your Mac and it will load what's on your iPhone screen of safari.
  4. vexorg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2009
    I was wanting to do emails, much easier on a keyboard than the iPhone screen.

    There were others on laptops too. Can't say if they were using the wifi, or tethered to their mobiles, or with the 4G sticks that seem common there.

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