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Old Oct 12, 2007, 12:44 PM   #1
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Tethering iPod touch to a 3G phone - here's how

As someone who relies heavily on my 3G smartphone for data access "in the wild", I've decided that the iPhone isn't for me (purely because of the lack of 3G). The iPod touch looked like a perfect device for my needs with one glaring exception: No bluetooth tethering to my phone for internet access when wi-fi isn't available. However, thanks to some very clever people, it is possible (if you have a Windows Mobile 5 or Windows Mobile 6 smartphone) to share the phone's internet connection over an ad-hoc wi-fi connection between the phone and the iPod touch. I've done this myself tonight with my iPod touch to my Samsung i600 and it works like a dream
The instructions can be found in this thread and I can now use safari on my touch to browse the internet and collect my (web)mail anywhere in the country. This is a massive boost for me and I'm sure I won't be the only one
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Old Oct 12, 2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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Thanks I need to try this!
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Old Oct 12, 2007, 02:05 PM   #3
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Very interesting indeed!
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Old Oct 12, 2007, 02:08 PM   #4
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So iPod Touch + 3G Wifi Phone > iPhone

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Old Oct 12, 2007, 02:13 PM   #5
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damn, now I need this phone, but it is expensive...
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Old Oct 12, 2007, 02:16 PM   #6
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damn, now I need this phone, but it is expensive...
pretty soon, the ipod touch will be able to cut your grass
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Old Oct 12, 2007, 02:26 PM   #7
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Duh, I only have bluetooth on my smartphone. I tether to my laptop with BT, maybe I can then adhoc share the laptops connection to the touch?
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Old Oct 12, 2007, 02:30 PM   #8
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Duh, I only have bluetooth on my smartphone. I tether to my laptop with BT, maybe I can then adhoc share the laptops connection to the touch?
You could do that, although it sounds a bit complicated! In OSX you just set up internet sharing, and I'm sure you can do a similar thing with Windows (don't know the details, though)
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Old Oct 12, 2007, 02:31 PM   #9
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Duh, I only have bluetooth on my smartphone. I tether to my laptop with BT, maybe I can then adhoc share the laptops connection to the touch?
If you're going to go that far to get internet on your touch, why not just use your laptop?
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Old Oct 12, 2007, 02:39 PM   #10
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I agree. Although I travel a lot and like using the portable device on the night stand while my laptop is on the desk.
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Old Oct 14, 2007, 08:12 AM   #11
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Can anyone suggest a good HSDPA 3G phone with WiFi to hook it up with the iPod Touch? I've got an N95, but I can't figure out a way to share the HSDPA internet on it via WiFi. Perhaps someone can write some kind of app for the N95 to do it?
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Old Oct 14, 2007, 08:47 AM   #12
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Can anyone suggest a good HSDPA 3G phone with WiFi to hook it up with the iPod Touch? I've got an N95, but I can't figure out a way to share the HSDPA internet on it via WiFi. Perhaps someone can write some kind of app for the N95 to do it?
I've got a N80 and would kill to do this. Anyone know of a s60v3 app that could share 3G data over wifi? I'll be your best friend
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Old Oct 14, 2007, 12:48 PM   #13
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I would love something like this for my Treo 755p and the iPod Touch. I hate having the iPod Touch and but no BT DUNing....Any work arounds would be appreciated.
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Old Oct 15, 2007, 01:43 PM   #14
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I can't get this to work for the life of me. They see each other, as far as i can tell, but the iPt can't connect to the interwebs.
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Old Oct 15, 2007, 06:39 PM   #15
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iTouch to a Treo 700P.......... my dream

It would solve my problems totally if I could tether my iTouch to my Treo 700P.


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Old Oct 15, 2007, 08:12 PM   #16
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pretty soon, the ipod touch will be able to cut your grass
YEAH!!! i can't wait till that update!!!
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Old Oct 15, 2007, 09:17 PM   #17
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pretty soon, the ipod touch will be able to cut your grass

and build your porch...
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 12:48 PM   #18
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finally figured out what i was doing wrong, and it works, although edge is pretty slow something is better than nothing i suppose.
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 09:10 PM   #19
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and build your porch...
if your going to do all that to spruce up your house, why dont you hire a handyman?

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If you're going to go that far to get internet on your touch, why not just use your laptop?



I see a phone application put onto the touch in the future, if they could get past the headphone port/micraphone thing
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 09:23 PM   #20
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Stupid PPC-6700 won't do it! How do I convince my wife I need a new phone after convincing her I needed a $400 iPod touch???
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Old Oct 17, 2007, 01:51 AM   #21
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So iPod Touch + 3G Wifi Phone > iPhone

Wrong ---- iPod Touch + 3G Wifi Phone > '3G iPhone
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I would love something like this for my Treo 755p and the iPod Touch. I hate having the iPod Touch and but no BT DUNing....Any work arounds would be appreciated.
Same here... I have a spring 755p and I'd love to be able to tether my ipod touch off of it. Any way to do this?
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 01:45 PM   #23
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Can anyone suggest a good HSDPA 3G phone with WiFi to hook it up with the iPod Touch? I've got an N95, but I can't figure out a way to share the HSDPA internet on it via WiFi. Perhaps someone can write some kind of app for the N95 to do it?

Install "joikuspot" on your N95. Then, your N95 can act as a wifi spot. you can share internet to your ipod touch.

http://www.joiku.com/index.php?actio...product_id=310
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 03:53 PM   #24
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if you have windows mobile, can't you just use the browser that comes with it?
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 04:10 PM   #25
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pretty soon, the ipod touch will be able to cut your grass
that's the iGrass Roomba.
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