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Openspot direct to computer?

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:20 pm
by Roberteod
I have a wifi hotspot on my iphone that I can connect with my computer. Is it possible to connect the openspot to the computer via an ethernet cable and connect that way. The big reason is that the ping on the hotspot is 37ms. I do have two different mini routers but I can't get them to recognize the hotspot from my iphone. Thanks for any input.

Re: Openspot direct to computer?

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:17 pm
by WB5JJJ
The Vonets mini routers/hotsposts will not connect to iPhones or iPads.

Re: Openspot direct to computer?

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:22 pm
by Roberteod
I am using the TP-Link mini hotspot.

Re: Openspot direct to computer?

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:31 pm
by HA2NON
Yes, it's possible to directly connect openSPOT to a computer. Just turn on internet connection sharing.

Re: Openspot direct to computer?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:20 am
by Roberteod
I may not have been very specific at first. I have an iphone that has a wifi hotspot that I can connect to my computer. Is there a way to connect the openspot so that I can use the wifi connection on the computer? My mini router will not make contact with the internet so I am hoping there is a way to connect with the wifi on the computer. When I plug the ethernet cable into the computer it shows a public connection with no internet access.

Re: Openspot direct to computer?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:52 am
by HA2NON
Yes, but you have to turn on internet connection sharing on your computer.

Re: Openspot direct to computer?

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:30 am
by g7mbh
I've just been playing with this, and in windows 10 you need to bridge the ethernet to wi-fi connections:
if you go to control panel, network and internet, network connections and us ctrl to select both the ethernet and the wifi, right click and choose bridge connections.