Can't tether via usb

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by estee065, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. estee065 macrumors member

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    I can tether fine via bluetooth (I am doing it now), however I tried to select usb only with my phone connected to the computer and I get nothing. I went to the network setting in sys prefs, but nothing shows up? Am I missing something? I am running 10.4.11. I am on Fido so tethering is allowed (and free)
     
  2. bwells2610 macrumors newbie

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    Have you had tethering working over USB at all previously? I have had it working over both, but have been trying to work around a fix to keep Visual Voicemail and tethering both active while still keeping the option to change Cellular Data Network.

    I am at a point now where I can't tether over USB as well, but I think my problem is do to so many network connections on my mac. Probablly need to remove the plist file to get my network back to default.

    Let me know!
     
  3. estee065 thread starter macrumors member

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    No, today was the first time I have tried USB tethering. Which plist file will I have to remove?
     
  4. aristotle macrumors 68000

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    Did you try to setup the network for USB on the computer side?
     
  5. estee065 thread starter macrumors member

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    I opened the network settings in sys prefs and the only options were for ethernet and wifi. How do I set up USB on the computer side?
     
  6. aristotle macrumors 68000

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    It should appear after you have plugged in the iphone via USB and turned on Tethering on your iphone under Settings->General->Network and you should then go to your network settings on your mac and should see an entry called Ethernet 2 or something like that.
     
  7. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    Your Network should look like this and it should say Cable is Connected. To get VM back. You need to Option-click "Check for update" in iTunes with phone plugged it and navigate to User/Library/itunes/iphone support carrier and click Open. It will restore the original carrier file and remove Network Data selection from your iPhone. Now both will play nicely together. I had mine working since 3.0 came out.

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  8. estee065 thread starter macrumors member

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    When I plug my iphone in, I don't get an option for ethernet 2 or anything. Just unplugged ethernet port and airport. Could this have something to do with the fact that I enabled tethering before officially being told I could by Fido? I went to a site and got it enabled there via a small installation. If so, can I get rid of that, and get it from Fido?
     
  9. Phasor macrumors newbie

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    OSX 10.5.7 or higher is required to tether via USB.
    From http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3574 :
     

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