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Using Internet Sharing on Macbook Pro 17" (intel) with the iPhone

32093 Views 131 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2008 5:07 AM by frankle RSS
  • adipet Calculating status...
    In addition to my earlier specified settings I've switched off "Ask to join new networks" in System Preferences/Network/AirPort. Now I'm able to switch on and off iPhone's Wi-Fi without loosing the ability to connect.

    adipet
  • rzb Calculating status...
    Hi, The 1.1.3 update fixed it for me.
    MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • hexonxonx Level 4 Level 4 (2,440 points)
    I can also confirm that internet sharing now works after the 1.1.3 update on both of my iPhones and my MBP under Tiger with all updates.
    MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 15 SR 2GB, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • deepstereo Calculating status...
    Thanks, Zenislev! It seems to be working for me too!

    I should add, that a few days ago I connected to my MacBook pro with the iPhone after a week's break - and boom (c) - internet sharing was working for me for 2 days without any problems until I rebooted the laptop... I didn't change any settings whatsoever, it just worked.
    I hope this solution will last longer

    (iphone's firmware is 1.1.2)

    Message was edited by: deepstereo
    mbp, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Bezraznizi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i've got exactly the same trouble... looked through all the comments and try that 8 channel hint.. and hallelujah! that worked!
    but it was too early to be happy... after switching off wifi on the iphone and trying to reconnect - the same bug...
    i tried a lot of times then and got some good news... looks like i found the way my iphone see the internent via the AirPort sharing..
    as i told i tried a lot of times and some of them was successful.
    after analyzing which ones - i understood that the interntet to my iphone is available only if i creating new network with airport and then share the internet... so... you should re-create new network and re-share it every time you'd like to browse the internet on iphone...
    but also i found one more thing....
    even if you just created new network and re-share it, connect your iphone to it and open safari - safari begins to open the last page you opened previously, during your previous session... in this case - looks like nothing work again!!! BUT if you stop the web-site downloading and enter some other one for safari to load it from the begining - internet surely comes to your iphone....

    that's my case experienced for about 3 hours and ~50 tries.

    by the way - everything works... not only safari or mail.. everything! youtube shows videos, mail checking new messages, google maps shows me my district.... everything fine with sometimes small unstable speed.. but it's much more better then nothing...

    thanx to everybody!
    MacBook core2duo, Mac OS X (10.5.1), iPhon 1.1.2
  • maxcasal Calculating status...
    I tried to connect my IPhone to the Macbook for the first time yeaserday and I experienced all the problems you have.
    Reading around on the net it seems this is a common problem.
    Just hope that 10.5.2 will solve the problem also (not only the IPhone firmware 1.1.3)

    Max
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.1), iPhone 1.1.1
  • hexonxonx Level 4 Level 4 (2,440 points)
    I finally gave up trying to get this to work on my MBP. I did get it to work for two whole days on both of my iPhones right after the 1.1.3 iPhone update, then it quit working after that.

    I had been using a Linksys router also and had no luck. The Linksys had such a horrible wifi signal that I couldn't connect with my iPhone in the next room. That is why I tried the internet sharing. I didn't even have luck sharing the connection from my Sprint broadband card.

    Finally, I gave up trying that and bought a Airport Extreme Base Station and now I don't have to worrry about getting a wifi signal anywhere in my house. I can even get the signal out on the patio on my iPhone and MBP.
    MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 15 SR 2GB, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • hauke.mueller Calculating status...
    10.5.2 solves this issue btw.
    Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • maxcasal Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    If you are sure, it is a good news!!!
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.1), iPhone
  • hauke.mueller Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I tested it with the developer release of 10.5.2.

    MacbookPro and iPhone 1.0.2
    Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • hauke.mueller Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hi,

    I have an original CoreCuo. But the I encountered the same problem.

    Btw, my iPhone is 1.1.2 not 1.0.2.
    Mac OS X (10.5.1)
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