can iphone act as a router and modem?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by pcs are junk, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2009
    hi i have a verizon wireless internet card i use for my computers, and i have found out that only my mac can produce a ad hoc network with working internet. i might get an iphone soon, and i was wondering if i can set it down somewhere, and have it act as if its both a router and a modem. if someone could please answer it would be well appreciated. thanks in advance!
  2. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    no you can't.

    jailbroken iphones could use mywi to use the iphone as a router, but that was for 3.0x. it doesn't work in 3.1 anymore.
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    The word you're missing is 'tethering.'

    That's what you're asking about. If you search for that word you'll find a billion posts on the subject. The short answer is "no, you can't" if you're in the U.S.

    Search the forum for tethering if you want the long answer.
  4. dixonraj macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2009
  5. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2009
    In a Van Down By The River! Metro Detroit!
    just a quick question i've been wondering about and couldn't find the answer in search...

    when/if we get tethering is that done threw the USB cable to my MBP or via bluetooth etc.......
  6. pcs are junk thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2009

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