Best Thethering Method; PDANet or "BenM" Method?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Agent 21, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Agent 21 macrumors regular

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    So I just jailbroke my 3GS (finally) and I was wondering which thethering is the "best", in terms of speeds/reliability etc. Before I jailbroke I had used the method where you go to the website http://help.benm.at/help.php from the iPhone's browser and you DL the config file for your carrier and boom, done. It seemed to work great, nice speeds and such. Should be noted that I thether via USB as my PC doesn't have bluetooth or WiFi. I keep reading about this PDA Net thethering for jailbroken phones though, and was wondering if it has any advantages over the "BenM" method? Are speeds any faster (or slower)? What about resources-wise, like battery usage and such? Is it an actual program that I have to open and run everytime I want to tether? I had to restore my phone to get those iBSS and iBEC files before and never put the mobileconfig back on for the tethering. Now that I jailbroke I have the option to use PDANet, so whichever method gets the best feedback I'll end up using.

    This is the method I used before for anyone not familiar:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc1-IgE7lbg
     
  2. taeclee99 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess pdanet is your only option now because the BenM method does not work on jailbroken phones. At least on mine it doesn't.
     
  3. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    I have both on my 3GS, both work fine, but I heard AT%T cant detect that youre tethering thru PDAnet, just incase they want to start adding usage charges
     
  4. RobT macrumors 6502a

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    I heard the Ben M method breaks when (if) you upgrade to 3.1. The rumor is the current 3.1 beta breaks BenM.
     
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    The best tethering method for my JB 3GS remains the benm method with 3.0 firmware. Purplera1n JB method and my MMS and tethering remain untouched by those AT&T meddling hands.....:p:p:p
     
  6. taeclee99 macrumors 6502a

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  7. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Benm works on my JB phone. I tried PDAnet, couldnt get it setup on windows 7. I downloaded netshare, havent tried it yet but will when 3.1 is released.
     

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