Want USB Tether enabled and Wifi tether disabled

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by russgameroom, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. russgameroom macrumors newbie

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    I sometimes bring my laptop into client locations where wifi is NOT allowed, and I am not allowed to directly connect to their network.

    I want to tether my laptop to the IPhone using USB WITHOUT enabling the Iphone's WIFI hotspot.

    Settings --> personal hotspot Seems to be a single ON/OFF for all three types of hotspot connections (wifi, bluetooth, USB). Is there any way to leave USB Hotspot ON, and turn OFF wifi, bluetooth Hotspot?

    I have the Iphone 4s - with Verizon, I am paying for 4 GB of Mobile hotspot. I have successfully tethered to the Iphone using the USB and the WIFI hotspot.

    Thanks,
    Russ
     
  2. jfulcher macrumors regular

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    My understanding is if you disable Wifi - then wifi tether won't be enabled either. Also my experience.
     
  3. iVikD macrumors regular

    iVikD

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    This is correct. Also, if you have both wi-fi and hotspot turned off, then enable hotspot, a popup will ask if you want to turn wi-fi on or use just USB and Bluetooth.
     
  4. russgameroom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes - Finally

    I had seen the separate wifi option directly under settings... but I thought that would only affect the IPhone latching onto other Wifi hotspots. It did not occur to me, that turning wifi off there would also prevent the Iphone from being a wifi hotspot when personal hotspot is enabled.

    So these are my settings:
    Settings --> wifi --> off
    Settings --> general --> Bluetooth --> off
    Settings --> Personal Hotspot --> on

    = Laptop tethered to Iphone Via USB ONLY. Iphone is being charged at same time, and no wifi being broadcast by Iphone. Exactly what I want.

    Thanks,
    Russ
     
  5. LGM macrumors newbie

    LGM

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    how to torn of the wifi hotspot and leave the bluetooth on.

    Go to settings and turn of wifi, then turn of the hotspot and back on, a pop up window will ask if you want to use just the usb and bluetooth to connect, after that, just turn your wifi back on on settings.
     

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