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nicoazzone Calculating status...
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May 14, 2013 1:00 AM

Please Please Please!!!!!!!!

 

Can any of you help me (in an easy way) to fix the problem with this internet sharing i cant connetct iphone using mac internet and my internet bill is going crazy!!!!

 

Cant shere neither with USB from MAC to Iphone and by creating a wifi acces point!! I know many has this problem with 10.8.3 so would be good if we can all fix this issue!!

 

 

 

Thanks


MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • bratman91 Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    May 14, 2013 10:21 AM (in response to nicoazzone)

    I am sorry if I have misunderstood what you want to do but it sounds as though you want to connect your iPhone to the internet by going through a wireless access point that you have created on your Mac (using System Preferences and Internet Sharing)? Is your Mac connected to your router by an ethernet cable or wifi? If wifi, can your iPhone detect the router that your Mac connects to? Let's assume that it does, then can it detect the wireless access point that you have created on your Mac? If your iPhone can detect and connect to your main router but not the wireless access point on your Mac, then it sounds as though you haven't set up the access point correctly. There are some good Youtube videos that show exactly how to do this. Connecting your iPhone to the internet through a wireless access point on your Mac still means going through you ISP, so your bill will be the same whether or not you connect directly to your main router or via the Mac. If your internet bill is inordinately high, it might be worth making sure that your router security is robust and has not been compromised so that it is allowing others to use your internet service.

  • bratman91 Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    May 16, 2013 11:11 AM (in response to nicoazzone)

    Hotels often charge for internet by the minutes used rather than data downloaded or uploaded. "Minutes used" can often mean "minutes connected" so, if you are getting high charges, it might be worth physically disconnecting your laptop from the hotel internet other than when you actually want to use it for web surfing, email and so on.

     

    I am puzzled about your reference to connecting your laptop to the hotel internet service by "usb". The only ways I have come across in hotels is  by ethernet cable to an ethernet socket on your computer or by wifi. Are you certain that your laptop is connected with the right cable and plugs?

     

    If your laptop gives you access to the internet but you cannot get your iPhone to connect, and you are certain that you have set up the access point properly, it might mean that the hotel is putting a block on the ISP service. This could be to avoid anyone setting up a wifi access points and allowing a bunch of friends staying in the same hotel to use the service.

  • bratman91 Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    May 16, 2013 12:17 PM (in response to nicoazzone)

    I have an iMac with 10.8.3 connected to the internet by ethernet and it is definitely possible to set up a wireless access point so that an iPhone or iPad can connect to the internet via the iMac. I use exactly this setup and have had no problems. Whatever the cause of the difficulty you are having, 10.8.3 is not it. If your laptop connects to the internet, it suggests that you haven't set up the wireless access point properly or the hotel has set up its internet service such that you cannot use a wireless access point. Try double checking the way you have set up the wireless access point - it's very easy to overlook something quite small but which prevents things from working.

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)
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    May 17, 2013 3:07 AM (in response to nicoazzone)

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  • benzer53748 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 10, 2013 2:11 PM (in response to nicoazzone)

    I know that with IOS 6 apple took away the ability to share internet via bluetooth from the mac to iphone.. I suspect the mac to usb sharing is disabled as well.

     

    confirmed by genuis rep at apple store

  • bratman91 Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Jul 11, 2013 2:36 AM (in response to benzer53748)

    I must be missing something here. If a laptop or an iMac is connected to the internet, why would you want to have internet access from an iPhone that was connected to the laptop or iMac via a USB cable?

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,440 points)
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    Jul 11, 2013 4:37 AM (in response to nicoazzone)

    nicoazzone wrote:

     

    Hi B....

     

    I have a fix rate and company is paying for hotel ethernet connection...my high bill was refered to my mobile internet....

     

    Usually i could connetct Laptop to Ethernet and than create an access point for the iphone so i can share laptop internet to iphone but with this 10.8.3 you cant apparently...
    The problem happens also from home is a problem from the new mountai lion...

    You can't do what?

    Can you set up intenet sharing on the Mac from Ethernet to WiFi?

    You can set it up, but phone does not connect?

    You can set it up and phone connects, but doesn't have internet connection?

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,440 points)
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    Jul 11, 2013 5:50 PM (in response to nicoazzone)

    No, you answered all the questions I didn't ask.

    Did you do this, exactly as depicted:

    Screen Shot 2013-07-11 at 7.47.24 PM.png

    If so, what were the results of the other two questions?

    If you set it up as depicted and cannot maintain a connection, i can't help.

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