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iPhone 4 & AT&T - Possible to tether when not on 3G?

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Pfeifler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 23, 2011 1:40 PM
Curious if you are able to activate the hotspot feature when on wi-fi only? For example, I would like to connect an iPad to my AT&T iPhone but only when connected to a wi-fi network. iPhones get free wi-fi access, so maybe I could tether when on the public hotspot with changing my 3g data plan to the tethering option. Or when the phone is connected to another restricted wi-fi hotspot.

Make any sense?
Mark

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  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,165 points)
    If you can connect the iphone to the wi-fi network, can you not just connect the ipad to the same network?
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Time Capsule, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
    No.

    Tethering is when connected to the cellular network only. If your iPhone is connected to an available wi-fi network, your iPad can be connected to the same wi-fi network. There is no need to tether an iPad with an iPhone in that situation.
     MacBook Pro 15" Intel Core 2 Duo/2.53GHz/4GB RAM/500GB HD, Mac OS X (10.6.6),  iPod w/Video 30GB,  iPhone 4 32GB
  • landoncube Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Mar 26, 2011 10:56 PM (in response to Pfeifler)
    Right, of course, that you cannot tether while on WiFi, but I do suggest submitting this request as an enhancement.

    I may be part of a minority situation, but when I travel with wife and boys, connecting each iPhone, Pad, and Pod separately to WiFi is tedious. When on EDGE or 3G, their devices all connect to my hotspot automatically, since I have already entered the password once. Why not allow me to share the WiFi in the same manner?
    iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPad 2 3G, iPad 3G, Apple TV 2, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Macbook Air 11.6 1.6, 4GB RAM, Mac mini 2.66, 8GB RAM, Nano 6 LunaTik

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