Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is there an iPhone app and software which let me send my 3G key Internet connection to my iPhone using Wi-Fi. It's kind of complex. Let me explain more.

1) I have an Intel Core 2 Duo laptop with Wi-Fi

2) I have a 3G key for Internet

3) I have an iPhone 3G

I want to share my laptop connection with my iPhone using Wi-Fi or cable, so I work with 2 devices at the same time, is there a way?

I know there is a way to transfer Internet from iPhone to the laptop, but I want to do it from the laptop.

share|improve this question
add comment

4 Answers

up vote 3 down vote accepted

If you're using Windows 7, then Connectify may be for you:

Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a WiFi hotspot to share the Internet with friends, co-workers, and mobile devices.

share|improve this answer
    
the moronic anonymous downvoter is still at large? :) –  Molly7244 Jan 15 '10 at 0:06
    
Sounds interesting –  Ivo Flipse Jan 15 '10 at 6:23
    
Thanks Molly. I can't find any trace of a single user doing multiple down votes unless the anomaly scripts are getting to it before I do. However at this point there isn't any users with more then 5 down votes for you that raises suspicions. –  Diago Jan 15 '10 at 6:24
    
Molly - you should mention that not all WiFi cards are supported by Connectify. My Intel Pro 3945 isn't :( Oh wait, even if it was not supported, Connectify can create an ad-hoc network. My bad. –  Sathya Jan 15 '10 at 9:50
    
@ Diago: in this case the question and all answers were downvoted. –  Molly7244 Jan 15 '10 at 12:09
add comment

Which OS are you using? If it's Windows XP or later, you can do this with the Internet Connection Sharing, and by creating an Ad-Hock wireless network.

Can't give you anything more specific unless you can tell us which OS you're using.

share|improve this answer
    
+1 for you as well. can't let the moronic anonymous downvoter get awy with this ;) –  Molly7244 Jan 15 '10 at 0:14
add comment

If you're using Mac OS X, go to the Airport menu and select 'create network'.

Join the new network on your iPhone.

Details/screenshots here: http://www.ehow.com/how_4504298_create-wireless-computer-computer-network.html

You will likely have to enable "Internet Sharing" under "Sharing" in system preferences and select your 3G key as the source.

share|improve this answer
    
+1 can't let the moronic anonymous downvoter get awy with this. :) –  Molly7244 Jan 15 '10 at 0:09
add comment
  1. Enable ICS on the 3G connection
  2. Create an ad-hoc Wi-Fi network
  3. Join your iPhone to the ad-hoc Wi-Fi network
share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.