Internet on PowerBook via iPhone?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ManuelGnR, Feb 21, 2009.

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    ManuelGnR

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    I have a PowerBook G4 with bluetooth, can I use internet on it through my (to get) iPhone with bluetooth?

    Just curious :)

    Will it cost more of iPhone's battery life?
     
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    It's not possible. Sorry.
     
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    ManuelGnR

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    Damn. :D To bad. You're probably sure:D
     
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    yes you can,

    use PDAnet (runs in iphone) program to set up adhoc network and share your 3g connection.

    i use it all the time. make sure your carrier supports tethering.
     
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    PDAnet works over Bluetooth?

    And what is the difference between support and allow, since AT&T doesn't allow you to tether the iPhone.
     
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    pdanetwork works over bluetooth PAN or Wifi


    im on rogers in canada with the 6gb plan and it supports tethering.
     
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    ManuelGnR

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    So, getting an old topic back up, how does this actually work?

    Now I have my MacBook Air, I would like to try it again..

    How do I get this ''PDAnet''?

    How do I set this up?

    Thanks:apple:
     
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    Most US carriers don't allow tethering because they want you to pay for dedicated 3G modem devices with their own service plans (and they're typically limited to around 5GB of monthly transfer). It's a big rip-off, if you ask me.

    Back in the day, I used to tether my Palm Treo 650 to my PBG4 (at 1xRTT speeds, but it was fine for light browsing and email) before Sprint started getting privy to it and started charging extra. Now, they don't allow tethering at all. Go figure.
     
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    PDAnet is good. I use MyWi, it requires a jailbroken iPhone and they are apps in cydia/rock
     
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    Is the official tethering option carrier specific? It came as default on my 3GS :confused:
     
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    If you have tethering enabled on your phone, then it must be. I have a US AT&T 3G contract, and I did not have tethering enabled on my 3GS until I went through the steps at that link.
     
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    ManuelGnR

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    My iPhone is not jailbroken, and I prefer to keep it that way. So then, there is no option?
     
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    i use PDAnet all the time. I don't use the internet heavily at my house so I canceled my dsl line and just use my phone while its tethered at home and if I need to download anything more then 20mb I take my mbp to work, which is only a mile away and use the internet there...

    I don't have an iPhone, I have a android phone but please don't kill me, but my friends that do have the iPhone and use PDAnet all say what you have been saying here...you first have to jailbreak it and then you can tether.
     
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    The BENM hack works great for me, I think you have to be on 3.1 or lower though. I have been on 3.0.1 for a long time now.
     
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    If you're really in the Netherlands as your profile suggests, I would contact your SP to see if tethering is allowed on your iPhone. If it is, simply go to Settings—>General—>Network and there should be an option that allows you to enable tethering.

    If that is the case, then just turn it on and then connect your iPhone to you Mac and the computer will do the rest.
     

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