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My sons dorm has no wifi. They don't allow routers in the rooms.
They do have an ethernet connection in the room.
He has a macbook pro and an iphone 5.

Is there any way he can use his phone through the macbook so he does not use all the data plan.
Also, I have seen some adapters for ethernet to iPhone....not sure if that would work though.

thanks for any help
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Yes there is. In System Preferences, open the Sharing section, and turn on Internet Sharing. He'll want to share his ethernet connection over WiFi. I'd recommend setting a password for it, but other than that, he should be able to connect his iPhone to his dorm's ethernet connection.

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