Any way to tether the Wifi connection to a computer?

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  1. kinkster macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPhone with no phone service and was wondering if there's a way to use its wifi connection for a computer? The computer runs OSX.

    It would be nice if i could use something from the app store, but a jailbroken app would be fine too.


    Edit: Also the computer has no blutooth.
     
  2. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    Jailbreak + PdaNet

    That will allow you to tether your computer, to the phone's connection.

    You need to have Wi-Fi on the computer though.

    This isn't exactly what you asked though... I'm not sure if maybe you asked the wrong thing?

    Are you trying to find a way to use Wi-Fi for a computer that doesn't have it? If so, you could try the above method, plus a USB cable, but I'm not sure what the results would be.
     
  3. geerlingguy macrumors 6502a

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    There used to be an app called 'Netshare' that let you do this, but now the only way is to jailbreak your iPhone and load some special software on it. You could try searching Google for your answer.
     
  4. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    @ geerlingguy--

    That was my instinctual answer as well, but that isn't actually what the OP is asking... :confused:
     
  5. bengal85 macrumors regular

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    you probably could if you had the right program but it might be a complex thing to do.
     
  6. geerlingguy macrumors 6502a

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  7. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    Heh...

    The way it's written, he's trying to send Wi-Fi (not edge or 3G) to the computer! lol
     
  8. kinkster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Im trying to use the iPhone in place of a wifi card. My computer has no working wifi. Would netshare do this?
     
  9. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    My suggestion would be to take a basic computer class.
     
  10. kinkster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  11. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    My suggestion was dead serious.

    You want to tether iPhone's wifi connection using a computer...here's an idea, why not just connect to wifi directly using the computer.
     
  12. kinkster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Try reading the thread troll.



    So does anyone know away to use the iphones wifi connection from a computer over USB?
     
  13. fleali88 macrumors regular

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    that makes a little more sense that the original post. I have never heard of anything that does that yet but its not that pointless i guess lol, just get a wifi card/ lol like 20$
     
  14. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Hahahah...you are a genius.
     
  15. kinkster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks that means allot coming from you.


    Yeah i wasn't looking for a permanent fix, just a fix so I could use my hackintosh instead of an iMac G3 for the next week or so, before a new macbook comes.
     

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