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Is there a way to tether an iPhone to a computer (either Mac or PC) so the iPhone gets it's internet from the computer rather than the way tethering normally goes, with the computer getting it's internet from the iPhone?

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You want your iphone to connect to a computer as a hotspot rather than other devices connect to the iphone? – Raystafarian Feb 14 '12 at 16:35
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Yes. In Mac OS X it's

System Preferences > Sharing > Internet Sharing 

Share From whatever your Mac's upstream connection is, To Wi-Fi.

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