Use cellphone instead of airport ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Ritte, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Ritte macrumors regular

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    Hi, I have big problems with my airport droping.
    I've a Nokia N95, can I use the W-lan of the phone instead of my airport.
     
  2. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

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    What kind of computer do you have? (iBook, PowerBook, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or something else?)
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    You are being too vague.

    You have AirPort problems - so you must be connecting wirelessly to a router. Therefore you have an internet connection coming into your place. Why on earth would you want to use the internet via your mobile phone? It'll cost a bomb for a start, and mount up to more since you already have an internet connection.

    Try changing the transmission channel on your wireless router. I've found that channel 7 on my AirPort Extreme causes my wireless to drop on my Mac. Changed to a different channel and no problems at all now.
     
  4. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    Actually, I heard from my co-worker just today that there's a piece of software available for Nokia-smartphones that turns the phone in to WLAN-accesspoint, and the access to the internet is handled by the phones 3G-connection. So you could use your iPod touch (or MacBook) to connect to the phone through WLAN and then surf the web through the phones 3G-connection.
     
  5. Ritte thread starter macrumors regular

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    But can't I access the internet without 3G-connection ? Can't I use the wifi on my N95 like a wifi-stick ?

    Btw, i have a MBP.
     
  6. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    Um, you are having issues with Wifi. Wouldn't it be logical to think that those Wifi-problems would persist on the phone as well?

    I think that hooking up WiFi-enabled phone on your WiFi-enabled laptop and using the phone's WiFi for net-connection is kludgy in the extreme.
     

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