I'm tethering without pdanet open...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mullet, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. mullet macrumors regular

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    Just last night I noticed I was able to tether my computer with my iphone without pdanet opened. I just created the adhoc network and connected to it on my iphone. Sure enough a few minutes later I was surfing the web. Is this normal behavior? Perhaps, this is a feature I have not known about or it could be an unintended feature.

    ~mullet
     
  2. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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  3. jcde7ago macrumors 6502

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    It's a normal feature since the second version of PdaNet came out for the iPhone.
     
  4. navigates macrumors 6502a

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    The OP is right. IF you have installed PDAnet and have enabled USB mode, you don't have to start PDAnet at all as long as it is installed and it will tether well
     
  5. rendez2k macrumors 6502

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    Looking at the processes running on the iphone with freememory app, it appears pdanet has a process running at all times.
     
  6. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Unless you turn it off. Then it will not run in the background. Tested this yesterday.
     
  7. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    More specifically, PDANet uses a daemon that runs in the background so that you can tether while using the iPhone's other features at the same time.

    That's why there is an toggle to OFF function inside the Pdanet program.

    Jay
     

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