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February 27, 2014 11:54 AM   Subscribe

Can I use an iPhone as a wifi range extender to another iPhone?

My wireless (set up in the basement) does not reach my backyard. I want to use wifi to play Songza and Rdio through my iPhone by the pool (in the backyard). Can I use iPhone A as a mobile hotspot in my kitchen (near the backyard, but within wifi range), and then connect to that mobile hotspot with iPhone B (in the backyard)? All connections must use wifi only; I do not want to use cellular data from either phone. Is this a thing that i can do?
posted by joelhunt to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Mywi can do this if you jailbreak. In the long term, you would likely be happier with a better wireless router or a second router to extend your network.
posted by ssg at 12:21 PM on February 27, 2014

Do you have to have the router in the basement?

In general you should have it located equidistant between all of the places you're likely to use it: the more walls the signal travels through, the weaker it gets, and floors are the worst.
posted by Oktober at 12:58 PM on February 27, 2014

I keep it in the basement b/c I have a number of devices hardlined into it. I'm aware it's not optimal, and that the router's location is the reason my signal at present won't reach the backyard.
posted by joelhunt at 2:20 PM on February 27, 2014

I set up my laptop as a hotspot, which should have occurred to me sooner. Thanks!
posted by joelhunt at 3:08 PM on February 27, 2014

Glad you found a solution and kudos on a great thread title!
posted by AppleTurnover at 10:39 PM on February 27, 2014

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