How is PDAnet?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by SephirothXR, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. SephirothXR macrumors 6502

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    I can't see how much it costs from cydia, how much is it? Is it easy to use like AT&T's tethering? I have to get rid of the tethering hack to get MMS with 3.1 so I want to use an alternative like PDAnet.
     
  2. mdee4 macrumors regular

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    I would try using MiWi instead of pdanet

    HAVE YOU GOTTEN TETHERING TO WORK FOR YOU SUCCESSFULLY ON AT&T???????????

    If so, HOW?!?!?!? please explain! I can't seem to get it to work for me!:(
     
  3. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Works fine. Just install the carrier file, then set it up as an ethernet device in your OS's network settings.
     
  4. mdee4 macrumors regular

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    I think I have the correct carrier file.
    Where did u download yours from?
    I go to settings.app->General->Network... And it says Internet tethering, as a category and I can turn it on and off.
    So how do I set it up as an Ethernet device in the network settings!??
    Thanks!:)
     
  5. polobreaka macrumors 6502a

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  6. chstr macrumors 6502a

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    I used to use it beforte I got my verizon mifi. It works but it's slow and unstable and att's network sucks
     
  7. iViet macrumors member

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    they give u a 14 day trial, after that, it's 29 dollars(1 time fee) to register it, thats it, i like it. just plug in ur iphone or use wifi to connect to the phone, 3g speed is awesome
     
  8. strike1555 macrumors 6502

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    Get MyWi. It's far better and far cheaper. I don't know how they came up with the price for PDANet - it has a junk interface.

    MyWi is only $10 and the closest to real tethering (it even displays speed at the top).
     
  9. SephirothXR thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What is MyWi? I searched it in Cydia and nothing came up. Is it a hardware that I have to use?
     
  10. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    In Cydia download "RockApp". Then in RockApp search for MyWi. You even get 10 days to try it.
     
  11. mdee4 macrumors regular

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    MiWi is a Cydia app. Just do the Rock App thing.

    I just got it to work and I can use my iphones internet to get wifi on my ipod touch anywhere as well!!! Its easy to use, cheap, and, it displays useful info (aka speed) at the top of it. Be careful as to how much you use this though, because you can be charged extra money if you use it a lot (aka using up a lot of data)
     
  12. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    even after the trial period it has worked fine for me... for the past 6 months i have been tethering whenever i needed to.
     
  13. ttrtilley macrumors newbie

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    RockYourPhone crashes on launch. 10.6.1 with iTunes 9
    Wanted to try MyWi. No luck
     
  14. egk69 macrumors 6502

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    Guys how the hell am i supposed to do/use tethering!??, am i missing something!?

    a few months ago it worked great (on my 3G, cause i dont think i've done it on my 3GS)

    I used PDANet and it worked fine, I also used the built in tethering with the behn hack (or something like that), But the last weeks i had my 3G (before i sold it) the tethering didnt work, neither with pdanet or the behn hack

    Since i bought the 3GS i havent been able to use the tethering!

    PDANet = it wont turn on, i click the turn on wifi, and seems like it try it for 1 second and go back to off. I uninstall it and installed it like 3 times, i even installed the one (hacked one? on xsellize repo) and it does the same thing

    MiWi = my Macbook wont connect to it, it sais theres somekind of error

    Apple Tethering (i got it with the mms carrier file) = it doesnt work, when i try to connect it to my mac, it sais there some kind of error!!

    is theres something wrong with my Macbook? or maybe my 3GS (running 3.0)
     
  15. jason221 macrumors 6502

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    PdaNet 1.53 on my 3GS works fine for most web pages, but for some reason it always stalls out on larger pages or files after a few MB. I have no idea why, and it happens on all the computers I've tried it on. PdaNet 1.51 worked for everything, including streaming videos from Hulu, but it drained the iPhone's battery (my old 3G) much faster.
     
  16. FastangV6 macrumors regular

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    Make sure you don't have the benm or carrier IPCC hacks installed when trying to use PDAnet or MiWi. I couldn't get them to work either, until I removed the benm and IPCC hacks, then the JB tethering apps starting working fine. Not sure if this is your issue or not, but it worked for me back on 3.0.0.
     
  17. scirica macrumors 68020

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    I just fired up my friends MB Pro (Snow Leopard OS) and was able to find my MyWi hotspot and connect. It should work!
     
  18. wingsabr macrumors 6502

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    I use and prefer MiWi over PDANet. I find it a lot easier to get MiWi setup (yes it can be user error, but it doesn't reproduce itself in using MiWi) and connect without having to setup adhoc networks, it's pretty much plug and play and well worth 10.00
     
  19. The General macrumors 601

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    Why would anyone use these instead of the iPhone's built-in tethering feature?
     
  20. Jasco macrumors newbie

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    Doesn't look like MiWi has been updated to work with 3.1 yet, fwiw.
     
  21. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't have a built in tethering feature in the USA with OS 3.1.

    That's pretty much the big reason. :p
     
  22. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    I use PDAnet...never had a problem...but I see everyone is picking MyWi

    what are the differences??
     
  23. Makaveli6103 macrumors 6502

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    I cant find MyWi in cydia...am i missing something?
     
  24. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    download rockapp from cydia 1st
     
  25. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    I'm having the same issues! I check the dev's twitter page (pdanet on twitter) almost daily to see if the next version might be coming out soon. I really love the app, but I'm considering moving over to mywi if this doesn't get fixed soon.
     

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