Tethering iPod touch to a 3G phone - here's how

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Phil A., Oct 12, 2007.

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    Phil A.

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    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 :D
    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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    damn, now I need this phone, but it is expensive...
     
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    pretty soon, the ipod touch will be able to cut your grass
     
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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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    Phil A.

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    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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    If you're going to go that far to get internet on your touch, why not just use your laptop?
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    iTouch to a Treo 700P.......... my dream

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


    Donnie
     
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    YEAH!!! i can't wait till that update!!! :D
     
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    and build your porch...
     
  18. BII
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    finally figured out what i was doing wrong, and it works, although edge is pretty slow :eek: something is better than nothing i suppose.
     
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    if your going to do all that to spruce up your house, why dont you hire a handyman?

    ;)


    I see a phone application put onto the touch in the future, if they could get past the headphone port/micraphone thing
     
  20. aft
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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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    Wrong ---- iPod Touch + 3G Wifi Phone > '3G iPhone:D:D:D
     
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    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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    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?action=products&mode=productDetails&product_id=310
     
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    if you have windows mobile, can't you just use the browser that comes with it?
     
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    that's the iGrass Roomba. :D
     

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