Any free alternative to MyWi?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mikeydeezy, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. mikeydeezy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    MN, USA
    I have searched Cydia but I can't find anything that offers similar functionality. I don't want to pirate it but it would be nice to be able to create WiFi hotspots on the go.

    Any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Then don't pirate it, just buy it. Compared to what AT&T charges it is a steal!
  3. gnychis macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2009
    go for TetherMe instead... bluetooth based, supports multiple clients, works well for me
  4. maturola, Nov 15, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2010

    maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Not really what the OP asked, or even comparable, what if the device you want to tether doesn't have Bluetooth?? anyways...

    @OP there is not FREE (or paid, really) alternative for Mywi, and doubt anyone is going to program that level of software for free. However a program that allow you to create a mobile hotspot for up to 8 devices for a 1 time payment of $20 is really not that bad.
  5. Jkazmeyer macrumors regular

    May 2, 2010
    Madison TN
    Seriously... Just buy it... it's so worth it. I have unlimited data and have used it for over 30gb of data this month no problem. I use it to stream netflix and hulu from my macbook pro to my 46" HDTV. I also have it installed on my ipad, and surprisingly it doesn't even destroy the battery on it. Best 20 bucks I've ever spent on an app!
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Its one of my must have JB apps and well worth the price IMO.
    You wont find anything similar for free.
  7. Nrwrit3r macrumors 6502a

    May 25, 2010
    TetherMe :)

    It's only $2 instead of $20 and like another user said uses bluetooth. Very fast, no worrying with wifi (which saves your computer some battery).

    Also you can still create a wifi hotspot using your computer if you want to share it with others.
  8. clumsythief83 macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2010
  9. threezero macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2008
    try pdanet

    the free version is relatively unrestricted (you can't access secured website after the 12 days trial) and it seems alot less bloated than mywi
  10. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2010
    $20 is the price of a nice meal for 1.
  11. gravytrain84 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2010
    TetherMe... $1.99 and works like a champ. All you have to do in plug in phone via USB and wala, you get a charged phone and tethering. I tried mywi trial and was not getting good signal at all for some reason...
  12. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010
    stop being cheap bastards

    mobile wifi ftw

    if you dont need that then use tetherme = enables native tethering

    neither option is free but both work very well
  13. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    do you need to have itunes installed on your pc to use tetherme?

    I have tried mywi and pdanet, and both do a great job, but since it's only myself ever going to use it..and rarely at that (only once in the last 6 months for example), I'd prefer the cheaper USB option

    however, the laptop I use when I'm travelling, doesn't have itunes installed.
  14. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    To answer the OP directly:

    There are no free MyWi alternatives that offer the same functionality.

    MyWi is one program that I don't hesitate to buy because the alternative is so much more expensive and limiting that the cost doesn't really matter.
  15. ansabakhan macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2010
    some one who can afford a iphone + phone service every month... should be able to spend $20 .

    and this is worth $20 for sure !
  16. duramaxman1 macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Yea I tried to get out of paying for it and ended up having to rejailbreak from scratch. right!
  17. Zuplar macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2007
    i'm going to second this. i use pdanet for the occasional hotspot, and it always does what i need it to, and i'm just using the free version.
  18. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2008
    Just my opinion, but put my money on MiWi. No other app does WiFi tethering. A lot of people like to complain about the pricetag, which is something I never understood. It costs $20 per month to get tethering from AT&T... and that's for single-device tethering! MiWi is one-time $20, and turns your phone into a damn wifi hotspot.

    Been using MiWi for over a year now, every time I re-jailbreak it's the first app I get. :D
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Yes, you will need to have iTunes installed on the computer u want to tether to.
  20. Block macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2007
    The alternative to paying for MyWi is getting it for free. Just like you are getting AT&T's tethering service for free.
  21. JasonR macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2008
    How well does TetherMe work? Is it the same as commcenter hacking?

    I like Miwi...except for it destroys battery life, and heats up the phone quite a bit.
  22. ulbador macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2010

    As I understand it, TetherMe is effectively CommCenter hacking in a nice little Cydia package.
  23. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2010
    Upstate NY
    I don't understand why this logic makes any sense. I could afford to eat out every night but I don't because it isn't worth it.

    Same reason that I don't buy MyWi, is it nice? Sure, is it worth $20? Not in my opinion, so I don't buy it. I also don't pirate it. Why is everyone so intensely against trying to find a more cost effective solution.

    There are a lot of people like myself that might use tethering once a month. It would be nice to have tethering available but it isn't really a big deal if I don't have it. If you needed tethering every day for a job or something that is completely different then being on the road 1 day and thinking it would be nice to pull out the laptop and have internet.
  24. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I don't think that anyone is "intensely against trying to find a more cost effective solution", I understand and respect your opinion about mywi, but MyWi is a program with not competition first at all, all other program out there are NOT mobile hotspot, second, if anyone decided to expend the time to code a program to the same level as MyWI it will not release it for free, it will required a lot of dedication and work.

    I agree we need more programs like it, competition is always a good thing. :D
  25. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2008
    The closest thing the OP wants is PDAnet. I will tether one device on wifi. When the 14 day trial is over you're able to still visit web sites but you can't go to any secure ones. ie - no online banking or shopping.

    Weigh your choice out.

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