Hotspot

How to share your Mac’s Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection as a hotspot for your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, and other devices

Share your Mac internet

You're already familiar with Personal Hotspot on your iPhone and cellular iPad, which lets you share mobile data with other devices. Similarly, your Mac also has this hidden feature that allows you to share its internet connection with an iPhone, iPad, Android phone, another MacBook, or anything that can connect to Wi-Fi.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to turn your Mac into a wireless Wi-Fi router and share its internet connection. Plus, we'll also show you how to share your Mac's Wi-Fi with your iPhone or iPad via Lightning cable or Bluetooth.

How to fix iPhone Personal Hotspot not working on Mac

Fix Personal Hotspot broken between iPhone and Mac

Your iPhone's Personal Hotspot is readily available on your Mac. However, at times, iPhone hotspot may not work on Mac or even show up on the Wi-Fi screen.

If you cannot connect your Mac or other devices to your iPhone or cellular iPad's Personal Hotspot, this guide will help fix the problem.

How to share your iPhone hotspot with family members

Share iPhone Personal Hotspot via Family Sharing

You might use the Personal Hotspot feature on your own device so that you have a data connection if you’re without internet. So it’s nice to know that you can do the same for your family, meaning they can share yours.

If you use Family Sharing, setting this up is simple, and your family members can join without the password. Here, we’ll show you how to share your Hotspot with your family members.

Harpy: A new jailbreak app that lets you rule your local Wi-Fi network with an iron fist

After refreshing my Cydia sources this week, I happened upon a peculiar package dubbed Harpy by iOS developer midnightchips. But more importantly, I was pleasantly surprised after tapping on the package to learn more about it.

As it would seem, Harpy is a lightweight networking app that can help you control the users on your local Wi-Fi network or Personal Hotspot. Right out of the box, Harpy provides users with the following features:

This tweak masks your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot password

Your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot password is displayed as a string of text in the Settings app, which means anyone can look over your shoulder and figure out your password without you knowing.

A new free jailbreak tweak called MaskedHotspotPass by iOS developer Andreas Henriksson helps to do away with this problem by concealing your Personal Hotspot password from the preferences pane.

Personal Hotspot not working? Try this

Personal Hotspot is an incredibly convenient feature that comes bundled into your iPhone; it lets you share your iPhone’s data connection with other devices, effectively transforming it into a wireless modem, as long as it has service from your carrier.

As convenient as it might be, it can sometimes come with headaches from not working as expected. In this piece, we’ll talk about some common troubleshooting steps for problems related to Personal Hotspot on your iPhone.

T-Mobile’s new ONE add-ons bring unlimited LTE tethering, daily HD passes & more

When T-Mobile announced its upcoming ONE service that'll give all customers “unlimited” 4G LTE data, eagled-eyed readers discovered in the fine print that mobile tethering is limited to sluggish 2G speeds, with 5GB of 4G LTE tethering sold as a $15 add-on. Today, the carrier clarified that ONE would include unlimited tethering at 3G speeds at no additional cost after all while unveiling ONE Plus upgrades with unlimited 4G LTE tethering, daily HD passes and more.

CES 2015: AT&T unveils LTE case for Wi-Fi iPads

If you ever wanted to buy a cellular iPad but couldn't wrap your head around forking out an extra $130 for LTE functionality, AT&T has you covered.

Here at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the #2 U.S. wireless carrier announced a new case that gives Wi-Fi-only iPads the ability to connect to its high-speed 4G LTE network.

It's basically a case with an integrated mobile LTE hotspot and it's available in several editions, including versions for the iPad Air and iPad Air 2, as well as all three generations of the iPad mini.