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Using An iPhone For Your Internet At Work

Jim in Indiana asked about the WiFi at his office

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Jim asked: “I recently started a new job and the Wi-Fi is terrible. I was wondering if there was a way to hook up my iPhone to a PC and use the Internet from there.”

 

Jim, your iPhone can definitely be connected to your PC to share its connection, however keep in mind that it may cost you.

The first thing we should mention is that this feature is carrier-dependent. All iPhones allow it, but it may be disabled if the company providing you service does not.

The process is simple: you plug your phone into your computer, go to Settings and turn on Personal Hotspot, and you should be in business. The phone will act as a USB modem from that point on.

The problem is that most phone plans put a limit on how much, if any, data you’re allowed to share

The problem is that most phone plans put a limit on how much, if any, data you’re allowed to share with devices that are tethered to your phone, and computers can guzzle data.

If you access any kind of media, especially videos, you will run through your data very, very quickly, in some cases that may just mean that it will be slowed down, sometimes it will stop working, and other times it will cost you actual money.

You may be better off seeing if your company is willing to upgrade their router, or run your a network cable.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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