Using iphone wifi connection from a mac?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MacOSXuser, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. MacOSXuser macrumors regular

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    My mac is a desktop and situated further away from the router, when no other options are available. Can my iphone act as wifi hotspot or similar purpose so my mac desktop can connect to the iphone and to the internet?

    My iphone is using wifi connection, not cellular.

    Thanks
     
  2. 617aircav, Sep 2, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013

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    Nope. Your phone's WiFi antenna is receiving and it can't receive and broadcast at the same time.
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It's either receiving or broadcasting... your Wi-Fi antenna won't do two things (either Mac or phone).
     
  4. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    You can buy a wifi repeater. It re broadcast the signal so you can do exactly what you told us.
     

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