USB tethering on windows

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by superxero3, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2008
    I searched and couldn't find an answer. I have USB and bluetooth tethering working on my mac, but I'm trying to get it to work on my friends laptop running windows. Is it possible to tether (BT or USB.. hopefully USB) on a windows machine?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2009
    I was tethering with my Windows XP laptop last night and I saw another user post they had their Vista machine tethered, so yes you can.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    You must have iTunes 8.2 installed on the PC, it includes the tethering driver you need.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2008
    well that's good to know.. anything fancy you had to set up? or did it just work. I tried to turn it on and plug it in, but the windows box didn't do anything.. i duno what to do haha
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2008
    thats it thank you!
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    New York
    Download and install itunes 8.2, open itunes (just for the first time tethering). plug in iPhone and turn on tethering in Settings > General > Network Internet Tethering (assuming you already applied the hack .... see other threads for that).

    Your Windoze computer should now recognize the phone as an Ethernet connection...go to the internet or open the itunes store and watch as you have an open connection!
  7. macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2009
    Hey, I did this and when I plug the USB into my PC I see the Local Area Connection 2 (Apple Mobile Device) pop up but with a red x. Network cable unplugged??

    Any ideas on what is wrong.

  8. macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2009
    Make sure to enable "Apple Mobile Device" Service and let iTunes see iPhone

    I've had the very same problem with attempts to teather resulting in Windows indicating "Network cable unplugged".

    I finally got it to work by making sure that the "Apple Mobile Device" service is running, and letting iTunes see the device (i.e. starting iTunes with iPhone connected over USB).
  9. macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    It even works on Windows 7
  10. macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2009
    iPhone tethering issues


    I am also having the same issues I can enable the tethering from the iPhone, where my Windows XP laptop detects the iPhone Enternet drivers and etc... Although the Internet Connection says its unplugged.

    I am using the USB cable for this connection and I have SBSetting tethering toggle to enable the tethering.

    I hope someone can help me get this working, asap. All help provided very appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

  11. macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2010
    I did jaibreak and then got the app MyWi (from Rock Your Phone) it has both WiFi and USB once you load iTunes it works great. I have Win 7 on my Mini Dell works like a charm for both WiFi and USB the USB will be cheaper if you are using ATT depending upon what you data plan is. I found also that when using WiFi the phone got a little hot after about 30 minutes of use. Mite want to be careful.

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