Do you leave tethering on?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lankox, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. lankox macrumors regular

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    When you are not tethering, do you leave the switch on (under settings -> general -> network)? Thanks!
     
  2. Que macrumors 6502

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  3. thisisarcadia macrumors 6502

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    yes all the time because even if you have it hooked up to the computer it wont run unless you have your wireless turned off. make sense?
     
  4. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

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    I find it dumb that we cant tether over wifi.
     
  5. lankox thread starter macrumors regular

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    So you have the blue pulsating tethering banner on all the time?
     
  6. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

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    You can turn it on always but it wont have the blue unless your actually tethering
     
  7. lankox thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes but thisisarcadia mentioned that they even have it hooked up to the computer which I interpret to mean that the iphone is connected to the network over bluetooth. When I do that, I get the blue banner even if I'm using wifi on my computer.
     
  8. sellitom macrumors member

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    I have it under my network settings even though I went back and restored my iPhone as I will never use it. So, no.
     
  9. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I leave mine on, won't probably use it, but no harm leaving it on.
     
  10. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    I just tried this:

    -tethering option on
    -computer on and connected to wifi (transmission is d/ling)
    -plugged in iphone

    Within a few seconds the blue bar start flashing at the top of the iphone screen.

    I guess I won't be leaving it on.
     
  11. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    Why whats the problem?

    On my Mac, I am connected via Ethernet, it is the first priority for internet, then my iPhone. Never touches the iPhone for internet, unless I physically disconnect the Ethernet cable.
     
  12. lankox thread starter macrumors regular

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    The blue bar doesn't bother you?
     
  13. SephirothXR macrumors 6502

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    If your iPhone can use Wi-Fi in that instance, then most likely there's a wi-fi source, and your laptop could use that source, or I guess if you had a desktop you could do it, but the whole beauty of tethering is when you're in your car (someone else driving) with a laptop and you're tethering.
     

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