app for tethering iPhone data with other devices

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by BacklitFirefly, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. BacklitFirefly macrumors 6502

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    What is the best one to use? What is less of a battery drain?
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    MyWi or PDANet is good to use. They both act as a wi-fi hot spot. Both will probably have equal battery drain.
     
  3. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    you can only tether to other iDevice or laptops with mywi, u can not use mywi to provide wifi for blackberrys, idk about the androids but i know blackberrys wont work
     
  4. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    This is because Blackberrys do not support ad-hoc networks.
     
  5. currentcomics1 macrumors newbie

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    MiWi works great to resolve the battery draining issue adjust under "advanced wifi" and change the "transmit power to around" 40% and you will not have much of a battery problem. The transmit power is at 80% when it is purchased. Although your iPhone will need to be closer to the computer you are using. I can not speak on itether as I have not used it.

    OOPS posted on your other thread too sorry for being redundant.
     
  6. hatcheeks macrumors member

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    Can you only do tethering by jail breaking your iPhone?
     
  7. gngan macrumors 68000

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    That depends on your carrier. Some carrier allows native tethering. If your carrier doesn't allow it then you will need to JB.
     
  8. BacklitFirefly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That.

    Most carriers allow tethering or offer it for an additional monthly fee. My carrier (AT&T) offers tethering now, but you pay more than twice for the same 2gb data plan -- AND they've somehow got it set not to work with a wifi-only iPad. I can't figure that one out. Every other mobile data plan I've ever heard of can't tell whether you're using an iPad or a GPS-enabled blender. :confused:
     
  9. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Native tethering only allows you to use USB/bluetooth. iPad requires wi-fi. If you want to use wifi then you need to JB and use PDANet or Mywi.

    My carrier (HK vodafone) definitely can tell if you are using your phone as modem. I was charged for $100USD for my data (tethering) even i had unlimited data plane. I believe all carrier can tell if you are tethering or not but whether or not they do anything is a different story. Almost all people said ATT won't do anything but in my case, i was charged.
     
  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    You must've been doing some heavy data usage.
     

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