Personal Hotspot, how to configure?

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I'm a Reliable Contributor
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Personal Hotspot, how to configure?

Another question for Chris:

I assume to enable Personal Hotspot, it is basically the same as enabling tethering has been. But do you set the password there too? Can you enable each type of sharing (wifi, USB, bluetooth) individually or is it all or nothing? Do USB and Bluetooth also then require a password, if you set one on the Personal Hotspot?

 

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I Plan to Stick Around
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Re: Personal Hotspot, how to configure?

Exactly, this replaces tethering.  USB and Bluetooth are turned on when wifi is turned on but it is possilbe to have USB and Bluetooth without WIFI.

 

Here's a walkthough of how it works (on Verizon, but it's the same for everyone in 4.3):

 

http://techcrunch.com/2011/01/11/verizon-iphone-personal-hotspot/

I'm a Reliable Contributor
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Re: Personal Hotspot, how to configure?

Awesome, thanks for the info.

I've Been Around
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Re: Personal Hotspot, how to configure?

I have the flex plan, why is disabled on my iPhone?
I'm a Reliable Contributor
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Re: Personal Hotspot, how to configure?

Tethering is only enabled on data plans of 1GB or more. The flex plan is not considered a 1GB+ plan, as it starts at a much smaller allotment for the first tier.

I'm a Senior Advisor
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Re: Personal Hotspot, how to configure?

When you enable it you have the option to just allow wifi+usb and keep bluetooth disabled.
I've Been Around
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Re: Personal Hotspot, how to configure?

I have a Family Plan with 1GB, shouldn't this qualify? When I first when in, it was there and I set the password. Tried to use it and it disappeared, not is say to call Rogers to enable Hotspot on this account!

I'm a Senior Advisor
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Re: Personal Hotspot, how to configure?

Not sure but 1GB family might not qualify. Were you able to tether before the upgrade?
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Personal Hotspot, how to connect to internet

I can successfully connect my ipad and iphone via personal hotspot, but my ipad won't actually connect to the internet. I have looked everywhere to figure out whether my plan supports the personal hotspot but can't find any information on it. I assume that since I can make the hotspot work, I should be able to connect to the internet with the ipad - but can't. Any help?
I'm a Senior Advisor
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Re: Personal Hotspot, how to connect to internet

@bensondana if you can go to Settings->Personal Hotspot and turn it on then it should work.