activate tethering with benm.at/help/

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by logge, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. logge macrumors newbie

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    hi all

    i haven't found this posted here yet and thought this might help some of you too, as this allowed me to activate tethering on my OS 3.0 GM iPhone. my Carrier (Swisscom) doesn't allow tethering yet, but those guys there provide the setting to activate it. now tethering works perfectly. you need to open that link with your iPhone, browse to your carrier (AT&T is listed there) and directly install the profile. works great for me and i'd be really interested if that works for you as well. they have profiles for tons of carriers, mostly europe though, but as said, AT&T is listed as well

    www.benm.at/help/
     
  2. nycbhh macrumors member

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  3. logge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well, works for me me. It installs the protocol and if you want you can just delete it (works the same way with my VPN settings for the University). it just inserts the carrier severdata that you would use for a regular phone.
    i found it on the swisscom forum (wonder how long it will take for the mods to remove it) several guys were using it there. this might even be a way to circumvent extra charging for tethering, but i don't know enough about that stuff to be sure
     
  4. nycbhh macrumors member

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    Sorry, I should have been more specific. Has anyone tried this in the US with AT&T?
     
  5. johnwin macrumors 6502

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    How would you delete it? Just use the settings>general>network>cellular data network>reset settings ?
     
  6. logge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no it will be under settings->general->profiles
    you probably don't have that profiles option yet, i only got this after i installed the VPN settings for my University. now i have 2 files in there, one for the VPN and one for the tethering and there i can just delete them.
     
  7. Samuriajackon macrumors 6502

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    If anyone can say that yes this works can you please tell us how fast you've gotten downloads to go? I know there are speed limits to the 3G and GSM networks, but how fast does it really really run at?
     
  8. musicpenguy macrumors 6502a

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    I have not been able to get any of the methods to work to enable tethering :(

    I do have a 2G EDGE iPhone and I am not sure if it is possible to enable that option ?

    If anyone with an original iPhone has enabled it please let me know how you did it!! :)
     
  9. johnwin macrumors 6502

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    but the profiles option would appear once I went to this site and get the settings? is that right?

    I dont want this thing to overwrite my settings!
     
  10. rsbell macrumors regular

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    Works!

    On AT&T-took a couple of tries to get it paired with my MBP via Bluetooth, but it works and I'm posting this through my tethered connection!

    [​IMG]
     
  11. logge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes exactly the profiles tab shows up, as soon as you have one installed
     
  12. johnwin macrumors 6502

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    Thank you
     
  13. musicpenguy macrumors 6502a

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    Any ideas - EDGE iPhone and enabling tethering??
     
  14. johnwin macrumors 6502

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  15. nycbhh macrumors member

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    Yes it does! :eek: And so easy to set up!

    Thanks you guys!!! :D
     
  16. andrew upstairs macrumors 6502

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    Tethering isn't supported on the 2G.
     
  17. bensen macrumors newbie

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    it is safe ;) just send me some feedback. im currently trying to insert mms settings into these configs as well.
     
  18. astrumfe Guest

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    works great, this probably wont last thought...
     
  19. sh4ners macrumors member

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    works fine here.

    thank you for finding this nice site. hope they dont turn it off now or charge us more for using it. :|
     
  20. pmbooks macrumors regular

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    In essence, is this simply saying that ATT is too cheap to allow this at this point in time?
     
  21. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T isnt allowing it because they are currently figuring how to bleed more money out of you. Too bad there isnt an MMS profile yet
     
  22. sh4ners macrumors member

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    free right now :D
     
  23. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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  24. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    Sweet, works like a charm. Now please get the AT&T settings up for MMS :)
     
  25. UnitedLax342 macrumors member

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    is there a way to download the settings on iPhone for MMS?
     

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