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Wifi my phone to laptop?

Haven't been able to find much on this. My laptop is hardwared at work, can I setup the wifi on my laptop to connect (ad-hoc maybe?) to my iphone so I'm not wasting data?

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do you mean that the laptop transmits a wifi signal so the phone can use it?

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I would not mess with the laptop, just put a wireless router between your LAN line and the laptop.

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BTW...are you trying to use your phone to surf the web so that the company does not track your activity and/or bypass blocked sites? Otherwise, why not just use the laptop?

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I use my phone when I'm eating lunch or not on my laptop. Our office is a decent size. Also 3g isn't the fastest. Nothing is really blocked here.

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Just bring a wireless router.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that by doing so you may be breaking company policies, do so at your own risk.

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Just bring a wireless router.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that by doing so you may be breaking company policies, do so at your own risk.
depending on the office systems, bringing a router might cause problems with his computer's connection to the network. Because his computer will now be natted.

I do not recommend adding a wireless solution to an office if you are not the IT person. Most IT people really frown upon that. Even in small offices I don't recommend it.

If the company has a wireless solution and you are not given to the credentials to log in, take it as a sign that they don't want you to use wireless. If the company doesn't have wireless inquire about it to see if they just have not had a need, and weather or not you can add one.

I have sat in meetings where people have been reprimanded for bringing in a wireless router without permission first.

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Someone did that once and it messed up some traffic in the data center. So no go on that idea. And we don't have wifi here.

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No time to test it out, but here is one of the results from searching the web for "using laptop as a hotspot".

http://www.techfuels.com/windows-xp/...i-hotspot.html

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No time to test it out, but here is one of the results from searching the web for "using laptop as a hotspot".

http://www.techfuels.com/windows-xp/...i-hotspot.html
I still don't recommend adding a hotspot to the existing network, it is still a security hole that you are opening by opening up wireless to the network that currently doesn't have it.

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I still don't recommend adding a hotspot to the existing network, it is still a security hole that you are opening by opening up wireless to the network that currently doesn't have it.
I stick to my disclaimer in my previous post.

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