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    Default Bold 9900 connect to iPhone personal hotspot

    Hi

    I don't know if anyone knows this but I noticed the bold 9900 couldn't connect to the WiFi hotspot shared from an iPhone. It couldn't even see it. Has anyone else noticed this? I wonder if it can't connect to these kind of share as its different to a router?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Default Re: Bold 9900 connect to iPhone personal hotspot

    You want to connect a bolds WiFi using a iPhone hot spot?

    It works, if your carrier enables hotspot tethering on your SIM then put it in the iPhone. After that, go tk hot spot in settings and turn it on (set a password if you need).

    Then turn on WiFi ln your bold and it should show the iPhone on the list.

    I share my devices data with all sorts of devices.
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    Default Re: Bold 9900 connect to iPhone personal hotspot

    thanks for the reply but unfortunately that's not possible. the iphone 4 uses microsim, unlike the bold 9900. considering sim contact pins are documented as breaking easy with adaptors its a risk I won't take. I wasn't really looking for a workaround as such. I was just wondering if anyone knew if this inability to connect to a hotspot in another phone is general or specific to my bold. I think the personal hotspot functionality in iphones and a lot of phones creates the wifi access point in peer to peer mode rather than infrastructure mode (I think I'm using the right terminology) like home routers do. I'm guessing bolds ignore peer to peer style AP's. or maybe its just mine.

    cheers anyway

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    Default Re: Bold 9900 connect to iPhone personal hotspot

    actually forget most of what I just said, for some reason I read that as swapping things the other way around.... apologies......

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    Default Re: Bold 9900 connect to iPhone personal hotspot

    Quote Originally Posted by offyoutoddle View Post
    thanks for the reply but unfortunately that's not possible. the iphone 4 uses microsim, unlike the bold 9900. considering sim contact pins are documented as breaking easy with adaptors its a risk I won't take. I wasn't really looking for a workaround as such. I was just wondering if anyone knew if this inability to connect to a hotspot in another phone is general or specific to my bold. I think the personal hotspot functionality in iphones and a lot of phones creates the wifi access point in peer to peer mode rather than infrastructure mode (I think I'm using the right terminology) like home routers do. I'm guessing bolds ignore peer to peer style AP's. or maybe its just mine.

    cheers anyway

    Sent from my Blackberry Playbook
    Not what I wrote but...

    You can just put the micro SIM into the bold without an adapter, along as you center it in the middle she works. You won't break any pins or anything.

    Anyway what I wrote should work
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    Default RE: Bold 9900 connect to iPhone personal hotspot

    Like I say - apologies, and thanks. On this one it won't pick it up though sadly
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    There's no reason it won't pickup the iPHONE hotspot, unless the hotspot is set to "not visible", as some of my WAP's are set to in my home. The 9900 works on 2.4 and 5 GHZ, and the iPHONE 1-4S broadcasts / connects at 2.4. I have connected to iPHONE hot spots more than once. I believe the 5 can now work at both 2.4 and 5, like the 9900.
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    Default RE: Bold 9900 connect to iPhone personal hotspot

    No not jail broken. Good to hear its working for you though. Means its just mine. Which is just another reason to replace this one for another thanks guys
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