Can I tether my laptop to my iPhone?

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  1. rcook349 macrumors newbie

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    I heard that tethering for the iPhone was maybe coming soon? Is it already out/can I do it? If so, what do I need to do?

    If it's not out, is it coming with the 3.0 update (maybe Monday)?

    Note that I'm not looking to jailbreak or do any sort of hack to make tethering work.

    Thanks very much.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you dont want to jailbreak you'll have to wait for 3.0
    But obviously it wont be free, they'll charge an additional $30 per month for tethering.
    Or if you jailbreak and install PDAnet you can do it for free.
     
  3. The General macrumors 601

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    Yes, you can. Use a time machine and go back in time. Purchase NetShare when it was for sale. Come back forward in time and use NetShare to tether your phone.

    That is the only non-hack way to do it until 3.0 comes out and AT&T has an official tethering plan which might not even happen.
     
  4. iGeRmAn macrumors regular

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    No need to use a time machine. The internet is full of possibilities. Google it !
     
  5. The General macrumors 601

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    I guess you missed the part where he doesn't want to use a hack of any kind.
     
  6. iGeRmAn macrumors regular

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    uhmm...No I didn't.

    We don't know how he defines "hacking".
     
  7. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    tethering will be available on 3.0 whenever it comes out, and at an extra monthly cost of course.
     
  8. The General macrumors 601

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    Jailbreaking = hacking. Modifying your carrier plist and applying = hacking. Pirating apps = hacking because you need to jailbreak and use a hacked file.
     
  9. iGeRmAn macrumors regular

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    This is your opinion, sir.

    Some might call it modifying, others may call it tuning.

    We all are free to choose.
     
  10. The General macrumors 601

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    Allow me to quote the original post:

    So he doesn't want to jailbreak or use any sort of hack. Let's define hack.

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/hack

    We are already excluding these, because he specifically doesn't want to jailbreak:
    1. Jailbreaking and using PDANet or any other tethering software.
    2. Jailbreaking and using a pirate copy of NetShare.

    The only option left is to
    3. Install 3.0 beta and use a modified carrier bundle to enable USB/Bluetooth tethering.

    But that option doesn't work, because it's a hack. That would be gaining access to a feature and network that is not authorized. It's not only unauthorized by Apple, but also by AT&T's terms of service.

    So, since all of those options don't work, because they all include either a hack or jailbreaking, what exactly is this "possibility" that you suggest he googles? Unless its "how to build a time machine" ... I don't see how googling will get him what he wants.
     
  11. Snide macrumors 6502a

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    The General is being nice, but I nominate his post for Smackdown of The Week™...
     
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    This thread as tethering guide for current 2.2.1
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Another thread gone down the drain.
    Obviously the thread starter said he dont want to bother with any type of hacking or jailbreaking so lets stay on the topic instead of trying to play with words.
     
  14. iGeRmAn macrumors regular

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    Don't be so narrowminded.....he can google what ever he likes to.
     

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