I am newbie with Raspberry and this is my first time using it.

I downloaded Rasbian Buster Lite and flashed it with Etcher. Added ssh named file to boot directory and also file named wpa_supplicant.conf.

Rasp is connecting to iPhone's hotspot fine no problem, but i can not connect to it with Putty.

In wpa_supplicant.conf file i have this code:

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev

Of course real name and real password in real file.

I tried to log in with hosts: raspberrypi and raspberrypi.local. Not working. Putty says Unable to open connection to raspberrypi. Host does not exist.

Also tried ipconfig /flushdns which i found from one page, it is not help either.

  • Did you get the IP address of the Raspberry Pi by ping raspberrypi.local and put the IP to the PuTTY for connecting over SSH protocol? raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/107323/44221 Commented Jan 16, 2020 at 22:03
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    A hotspot will give the Pi internet access but does not magically turn the iPhone into a router
    – Milliways
    Commented Jan 16, 2020 at 22:06
  • @Milliways That is true. I dig up my old modem and it worked with that. I used 2G mode, 5G does not work with this Pi. Commented Feb 16, 2020 at 14:55

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Sadly, I think it's quite hit & miss connecting via SSH over iPhone hotspots. See this question: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/194842/iphone-is-the-hotspot-isolated-can-you-see-other-devices

Some people have had luck with it, others haven't. I don't know of any official documentation detailing what versions it should/shouldn't work with. If you can, definitely try the same setup with a regular WiFi router.

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