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This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 23, 2022 09:10AM
I'm using my iPhone 7 as a personal hotspot: I discovered that cable/internet at this location got shut off as of (apparently) today. Pretty cool to have this workaround.



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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 23, 2022 09:17AM
Use it with the iPad and it works well but that's iOS, is there a way to run a desktop OS through a hotspot?
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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 23, 2022 09:21AM
....use with my iPhone....it can be slow and sometimes it will turn off...



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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: archipirata
Date: June 23, 2022 09:22AM
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Use it with the iPad and it works well but that's iOS, is there a way to run a desktop OS through a hotspot?

Yes, you can connect to it with a desktop or laptop just like connecting to any other wifi source.



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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: Spiff
Date: June 23, 2022 10:07AM
I do that at work exclusively. I connect my iMac to my iPhone and use the internet that way. I do not want my employer snooping into my finances or macresource wanderings. My Windows work computer is connected to their intranet and is fairly locked down.
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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 23, 2022 10:07AM
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Use it with the iPad and it works well but that's iOS, is there a way to run a desktop OS through a hotspot?

Yes, you can connect to it with a desktop or laptop just like connecting to any other wifi source.

I thought that but the phone doesn't show on my wifi pulldown list.
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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 23, 2022 10:24AM
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RgrF
Use it with the iPad and it works well but that's iOS, is there a way to run a desktop OS through a hotspot?

Yes, you can connect to it with a desktop or laptop just like connecting to any other wifi source.

I thought that but the phone doesn't show on my wifi pulldown list.

Often it can take awhile for the hotspot to be discovered.



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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 23, 2022 10:29AM
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Often it can take awhile for the hotspot to be discovered.


....that is the G.....spot



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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: testcase
Date: June 23, 2022 11:19AM
This has been possible for a DECADE +


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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 23, 2022 11:56AM
It shows fine on the iPads but never has on any of the iMacs, maybe a configuration thing? If I could use it I'd be able to drop the cable backup connection that I have to offset temporary loss of wifi access.
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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 23, 2022 01:14PM
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Use it with the iPad and it works well but that's iOS, is there a way to run a desktop OS through a hotspot?

That’s exactly what I’m doing. MacBook Pro: go into Network/Wifi settings and select your mobile device from the list. When you switch on the hotspot on the phone, it generates a password, which I assume you can change if you want. You use that password in your Mac’s settings.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/23/2022 01:15PM by ka jowct.
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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 23, 2022 01:49PM
That's just it. The issue for me is that my desktop will read my cable & T-Mobile wifi and about a dozen neighbors including printers but not the phone.
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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 23, 2022 01:53PM
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Use it with the iPad and it works well but that's iOS, is there a way to run a desktop OS through a hotspot?

Use a hotspot on my iPhone XS to connect my laptop. Sometimes I have to turn it off and then back again for it to show up on the laptop.
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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: June 23, 2022 02:07PM
When I had to take care of kids myself and one needs to be at soccer practice and other needs to do online homework, there's nothing quite like a mobile hotspot and small laptop so you can do your 2 parent things at once.
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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: decay
Date: June 23, 2022 02:27PM
It can also work with a USB to phone connection sometimes.



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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 23, 2022 02:46PM
My level of technical incompetence is truly daunting, I still can't find any of the 3 iPhone hotspots on any of the iMacs.



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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: Spiff
Date: June 23, 2022 04:07PM
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Use it with the iPad and it works well but that's iOS, is there a way to run a desktop OS through a hotspot?

Yes, you can connect to it with a desktop or laptop just like connecting to any other wifi source.

I thought that but the phone doesn't show on my wifi pulldown list.

Often it can take awhile for the hotspot to be discovered.

I find that I have to go to the system icon and open the hot spot section. Then it shows up.
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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 23, 2022 04:20PM
Yup did that, it a dupe of the bar pulldown menu.
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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: srf1957
Date: June 23, 2022 10:58PM
Do you have it broadcasting it's id
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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 23, 2022 11:01PM
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Do you have it broadcasting it's id

Not sure what you mean, it broadcasts to the iPads sitting in the same room with the desktop.
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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 24, 2022 09:04AM
So your phone never shows up in the list? Do you turn on "Allow other sto join" on your phone? You probably do, but just in case…

I like the "lanmanuelmirada" name that shows up here right under my phone.






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Re: This hotspot stuff works
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 24, 2022 09:05AM
....what about hotpockets.....???



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