How can i use my Laptop's internet on my iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by askfareed, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2009
    i have seen a lot of threads on tethering from your iphone to your laptop, but i want to know the easiest way i can use my laptops internet on my iphone. As i am trying to download some things of cydia but because my carrier has really bad internet speeds it keeps getting errors. And if i download with a better internet connection it will be successful.

    So can anyone tell me the easiest way to use my laptop's internet on my iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 (Blacksnow unlocked)?

  2. macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Just go into System Preferences/Sharing and turn on Internet Sharing. Using your airport, it will turn your laptop into a wifi hotspot (just remember to set a password so it's not a free wifi hotspot for everyone). When you turn on internet sharing, you select how the input & output work (e.g. in via ethernet and out/shared via airport).

    The one caveat is that it would use your airport as the wifi so you would have to be connected to the internet with a wire in order to share.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2009
  4. macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
  5. macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2009
    through a usb mobile internet, which uses cdma.
  7. macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2008
    That might be a bit more difficult then. I did it using a linksys wrt54gAP. I connected the AP into the ethernet port on the computer, and used static IP's and internet connection sharing. It was some time ago and dont remember the whole procedure. But it did work and had no issues.
    If want the easiest and simplest way purchase a Cradel Point Router.

    Yes they arent cheap but you need to pay to play, right? If I recall correctly DLink came out with a router that had USB support. Which its advertised use was for plugging in external hard drives, printers etc. I read somewhere that with either a firmware update through DLink or possibly a hacked version would enable 3g support.
  8. macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2007
    Oxford, England
    I used to achieve this by creating a adhoc network and sharing the dongles connections over wifi.
  9. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2009

    no way am i paying that much to do something that should be so easy.
  10. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2009
    yes, thats what i think i need to do, i will google some tutorials, thanks.
  11. macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2008
    Obviously it isn't. Good luck.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2004
    that's why I jailbreak my iPhone and use PdaNet.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2010
    Easy... on a mac. Have fun.

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