iPhone as a WiFi access point/router

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Jan 10, 2007
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Is it possible to use the iPhone as a wifi access point/router? So if a person with an iPhone wanted to share his EDGE connection, he could setup a WPA/WPA2 wifi AP/router, and users could connect to his iPhone to use his EDGE connection.
 

JoeT

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In theory it should be possible as OSX is capable of acting as such with open source software such as wlan-ng, but it also depends on how the Edge is mounted. If it's seen as a normal ethernet adapter, then I would say the answer would be yes. I don't have firsthand info on how it is working at the OS level, though.
 

acosmichippo

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you basically have to set up an "ad hoc" network. if i wasn't on my phone i'd copy a link... anyway, if you search for "tether" you should come up with a tutorial.