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iPhone tethering to Mikrotik?

Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:30 am

Hi there
I was wondering if it was possible to tether a connection from my iPhone to a RB using the personal hotspot over USB?

If so has anyone done this?
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Re: iPhone tethering to Mikrotik?

Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:27 am

Has anyone tried this?

If not, I suppose I will try it here shortly using an RB2011.
 
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Re: iPhone tethering to Mikrotik?

Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:21 pm

Are there any updates for this incident?:)

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Re: iPhone tethering to Mikrotik?

Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:52 pm

Indeed anybody has dare to tried making this setup to work?
 
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Re: iPhone tethering to Mikrotik?

Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:49 pm

Unfortunately, this does not work. You would need to use a WiFi to Ethernet bridge, and tether the phone via WiFi.
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Re: iPhone tethering to Mikrotik?

Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:40 pm

indeed i would like to know if this is possible
would like to test iPhone(6) Hotspot via USB for routerboard

i was experimenting with a RB951 an a TP-Link 3G dongle (worked like a charm after you set Data channel to 2 and Info channel also to 2)
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Re: iPhone tethering to Mikrotik?

Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:28 pm

As the poster right above you already said, this is not possible. It would require RouterOS to have specific USB drivers for the iPhone/iOS tethering function which it does not have.

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Re: iPhone tethering to Mikrotik?

Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:40 pm

Is possible to connect to an iPad wireless hotspot and share that connection over the LAN.

If so, are there any gotcha steps?
 
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Re: iPhone tethering to Mikrotik?

Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:46 pm

Yes, just like any other wireless connection. Router must be in wireless "Station" mode
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Re: iPhone tethering to Mikrotik?

Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:56 pm

Yes, just like any other wireless connection. Router must be in wireless "Station" mode
Ok. Thank you.

Was trying today but must have been doing something wrong.

More use to sharing a wired connection wirelessly than the other way around.
 
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Re: iPhone tethering to Mikrotik?

Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:09 pm

There's a gotcha: if you expect your wired clients will get IP address from iPad (has built-in DHCP server for wifi tethering purpose), then it probably will not work. WiFi "out of a box" is not transparent enough so L2 specifics don't work and DHCP starts off L2. In particular, problem is that your wired client's MAC addresses will not be available to DHCP server on iPad. "Normal" APs implement advanced feature called WDS, I don't know if iPad does the same. If it doesn't, then you'll have to perform NAT in your RB ... and run DHCP server on RB for wired clients as well.
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Re: iPhone tethering to Mikrotik?

Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:54 am

As a gedankenexperiment I'd try this one of two ways.

Connect the Mikrotik as a station to the iPhone and then off the same bridge set up an AP slave interface using the same or different SSID. The iPhone might not care about this arrangement. You could also make the AP as a master or the station as the slave. I don't think it matters. You might have to play with station pseudobridge and pseudobridge-clone modes for this.

If that doesn't work then:

Connect the Mikrotik as a station (with a DHCP client on that interface) to the iPhone and then set up an AP slave using a different SSID (the AP and station interfaces must NOT be on the same bridge). The AP slave interface can have it's own DHCP server and a masquerade rule. You'd likely be triple NATing this way (Mikrotik NAT, iPhone NAT, carrier NAT) but it should work and the iPhone would only see the devices connected to the Mikrotik as one device.

Either way should work tethering off any device, not just an iPhone.
 
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Re: iPhone tethering to Mikrotik?

Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:59 am

I have tried USB tethering with an android phone, and it works well:

* Connect the phone to the RB, it will be seen as lte1
* Go the Tethering and select USB tethering

I tried it with a phone that was connected to a different wifi that the router, and alsoe using the SIM, and worked well.

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