Can laptop use internet with iPhone at attwifi?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by MacWinRon, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. MacWinRon macrumors newbie

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    Hi, now we know at&t offer free wifi to iPhone user by text message verification. I have iPhone with at&t.
    Does anybody know how to access internet for free from attwifi on laptop. I read something about "User Agent switch", but does anybody actually try it and worked?
    Please kindly post the steps.
    Thanks

    Actually, what am i try to say is iPhone can use Hotspot for free by receive a text message with direct link.
    Did anyone used that link on a laptop and able to access internet for FREE?
     
  2. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    You need to use PDAnet via a jailbroken iPhone.. soon AT&T is going to offer official tethering, though.

    Be careful using PDAnet.. if you use too much bandwidth they'll shut your account off.
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Don't be confused by AT&T Hotspots WiFi. Most people can hook up their computers at these Hotspots by having an account with AT&T DSL and must enter their email (sbcglobal.net or yahoo.com) addresses and use their email password and they'll get instant access and connection. Their home DSL must be at least 1.5 or 3.0 to qualify to use AT&T WiFi Hotspots...
     
  4. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Also) When I went to McDonalds, i tried to join thier wi-fi, it didn't say anything, and it kept the Edge sign, and I had Edge speeds, but I never got a txt or anything. and the wi-fi was secured, and it never asked me for a pass.
     
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Now that they have Free AT&T Hotspots WiFi at thousands of places, I haven't used their new procedures of utilizing the Hotspots for my iPhone. I'll have to check it out today, probably this afternoon...:confused:
     
  6. Ecthelion macrumors member

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    PDA.Net will send wifi to the computer and not just edge or 3G connection? If yes is it the same procedure to set it up as with edge or 3g?
     
  7. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    If you think about it, this is impossible. How can you host a wifi network on your laptop and connect your phone to your laptop via wifi if you are connected to the AT&T wifi? Quite a conundrum. So no, not possible.
     
  8. Ecthelion macrumors member

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    Yeah thats what I thought. Thats what the OP was asking wasn't he? Anyone know of another application to do this I am interested myself for a solution to this problem.
     
  9. MacWinRon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually, what am i try to say is iPhone can use Hotspot for free by receive a text message with direct link.
    Did anyone used that link on a laptop and able to access internet for FREE?
     
  10. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Ooooh, haven't tried. That'd be convenient though.
     
  11. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    how do I even use the hotspot FOR MY iPHONE! I still didn't get that figured out :/:mad:
     

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