Wifi hotspot from Wifi

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Cakester, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Cakester macrumors regular

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    Please excuse my ignorance. I don't believe this is possible, but I thought I should ask the experts first.

    Am I able to create a Wifi hotspot from my iPhone 4 while my iPhone 4 is connected to Wifi.

    Why do I ask two dogs humping ? Going on vacation(international), only one device permitted per connection per room.



    Thoughts ?
     
  2. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Why do you have to create a wifi hotspot when your iphone is already connected to wifi? Why don't you just connect the device to wifi?
     
  3. Shawnpk macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if you can do this with an iPhone, but you can definitely do this with a Mac.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree, makes perfect sense.
     
  5. labman macrumors 604

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    I think what he is saying is some how the hotel only allows one device to use wifi at a time. so you can't use iphone, laptop, Ipad at the same time. I never heard of a hotel doing this but that's what he seems to be talking about. personally I find another hotel and I would tell them why.
     
  6. Shawnpk macrumors 6502

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    +1 This is exactly what the OP says in his first post.
     
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    use your laptop as main one by ethernet on the hotel and then WIFI hotspot it to all your other devices.
     
  8. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    We need to go deeper. Ethernet to computer then routed to a modem then router and broadcasting as Wifi for the iPhone to pick up and then broadcast as a WiFi Hotspot for another iPhone to join and then broadcast that WiFi hotspot signal as another WiFi hotspot.
     
  9. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Carry an Airport Express router, and an Ethernet cable in case the hotel doesn't provide one. They're not too expensive, and can be configured as a bridge router to produce a wifi signal for the hotel's wired Internet. I did this just this week and it worked exceedingly well.

    For the record, some hotels charge a wifi per day charge for each device used. At $10-15 per day per device, it adds up fast. Using the router meant we paid for one device only.

    Can MyWi even do what he's asking? I though it couldn't broadcast a hotspot while connected to wifi itself, but I haven't looked into that in eons.
     
  10. labman macrumors 604

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    I think your solution sounds like the best!
     

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