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Thread: Reverse PDA net
11-28-2008, 03:49 PM #1
Reverse PDA net
So I'm on vacation and I need internet. I'm close enough to a coffee shop that I can get Wifi on only one of my 3 laptops and not at all on my iPhone.
Is there a way to set up the laptop I currently have connected so that I can browse the internet on my other 2 laptops and my iPhone? In other words, iPhone connected to Laptop connected to Wifi? Like a reverse PDAnet
Actually, I'm sure I've seen that is possible-so could someone just show me a tutorial somewhere or something?
Thanks a lot!
P.S. I'm using Windows.
11-28-2008, 03:58 PM #2
Here's how to get your phone online. alk blog: SSH to get your iphone online via USB cable
Can't really say much about how to get the laptops online, but I'll try to find out.
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11-28-2008, 04:07 PM #3
Thanks-that will work for the moment, but I'd still like to make the laptop a complete wireless connection so I can go anywhere with the iPhone and laptops
Edit: Hmm, that's not quite what I am looking for; I checked it out and it seems to be just like PDAnet-not in the reverse like what I am looking for. Still, thanks though!
11-28-2008, 04:13 PM #4
11-28-2008, 05:34 PM #5
Thanks, but I'm looking for the opposite: Making my laptop a hotspot that I can connect my iPhone to!
11-28-2008, 05:58 PM #6
would this work for you?
the only thing is you will need 2 lan cards in the host, which most laptops already have
Last edited by bruinsrme; 11-28-2008 at 06:02 PM.
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11-28-2008, 06:44 PM #7
11-28-2008, 07:05 PM #8
Well my method will still work as long as you're willing to keep your phone wired to the laptop.
11-28-2008, 07:10 PM #9
Is there a way I can make the iPhone into a wireless access point while it's plugged into the PC?
11-28-2008, 07:17 PM #10
the only way I can think of without 2 wireless connections would be have the hotpot use wireless to the coffee shop and then use a wireless switch whichh would be hard wired from the hot spot to the switch and the iphone and other laptops would connect to to get thru the hotspot.
11-28-2008, 07:22 PM #11
11-28-2008, 07:46 PM #12
/\ i think he said he can't get the iphone to find the wifi spot so i would htink that won't work for him either
11-28-2008, 07:51 PM #13
I misreadhis last post. sorry maxrabbit
11-28-2008, 09:59 PM #14
did u try using the WIfinder app from app store?
I notice that finds my WAP when the built in one doesnt.
and i notice alot of times if you type in the name of the WAP and the password in Other-it will come up even if it didnt when it was searching for it normally.
Last edited by Carrbone; 11-28-2008 at 10:02 PM.
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11-29-2008, 07:20 AM #15
But thanks for all your help guys-I really appreciate it! Just looks like I'm SOL.