3 Replies Latest reply: May 11, 2013 2:29 AM by Robert Follis
Robert Follis Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Hi all,

 

I'm sitting here in a hotel room with my iPad Mini sharing my Wireless via Bluetooth, syncing Daylite and generally happy

 

BUT my iPhone 5 is unable to do the same simple task, will not pair properly with the MBP and rejects BT connections

 

Wasted almost an hour trying to get this to work

 

Apple this is NUTS!! this is such a basic requirement

 

Please fix

 

Cheers Robert

  • 1. Re: Why can't I share Wi-fi from my rMBP to my iP5 using Bluetooth?
    LowLuster Level 6 Level 6 (11,905 points)

    May I ask why you are using any BT sharing for the hotel connection. Is the internet access wifi or is your mac connected by ethernet cable.

     

    If wifi just connect all devices to the wifi signal. If the mac is connected by ethernet cable then make the mac a wifi hotspot.

  • 2. Re: Why can't I share Wi-fi from my rMBP to my iP5 using Bluetooth?
    BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,970 points)

    Robert Follis wrote:

     

    Hi all,

     

    I'm sitting here in a hotel room with my iPad Mini sharing my Wireless via Bluetooth, syncing Daylite and generally happy

     

    BUT my iPhone 5 is unable to do the same simple task, will not pair properly with the MBP and rejects BT connections

     

    Wasted almost an hour trying to get this to work

     

    Apple this is NUTS!! this is such a basic requirement

     

    Please fix

     

    Cheers Robert

     

    What you are trying to do is not a "basic requirement". You should be directly using the hotel's wifi or sharing your computer's Internet connection using its wifi.

  • 3. Re: Why can't I share Wi-fi from my rMBP to my iP5 using Bluetooth?
    Robert Follis Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks Bob for telling me what to do! Thanks LowLuster for clarification

     

    Hotel Wireless is $20 a day and only one device can be connected, so rMBP connected

     

    Only wireless. No ethernet connection available

     

    So one connection, three devices and the point is very simple

     

    on the rMBP, Internet sharing can't share Wi-fi via Wi-fi, but it can by Bluetooth PAN

     

    MY iPad Mini can connect reliably to my rMBP and share the wireless connection and sync by Bluetooth

     

    SO should my iPhone 5, no ifs or buts, this IS quite a basic requirement

     

    The phone can't even maintain a proper BT pairing/connection with the rMBP let alone sync. The connection is immediatley dropped when trying and the phone say "rMBP not supported' So an Apple MacBook Pro cannot connect to an Apple iPhone 5 by Bluetooth.

     

    As I said before "Apple this is NUTS!! this is such a basic requirement"

     

    Thanks to anyone who can suggest a solution

     

    Cheers Robert