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iPad and iPhone 3gs tethering with Netshare


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 12, 2010
Orlando, Fl
Would someone be able to assist me in setting up Netshare with the iPad and iPhone 3gs? I have been trying to find the SOCKS proxy on the iPad and cannot find it. Please help. Thank you.


macrumors regular
Jun 21, 2007
Fredericksburg, VA
The iPad doesn't have the same network settings as a MacBook or PC. Your not going to get Netshare to work without a jailbreak. Best bet is to jailbreak your iPhone and use a betting tethering app.


macrumors 68000
Mar 11, 2010
And to just to put it out there, if you've never JB'd your 3GS phone before and you are running on firmware 3.1.3, you are not going to be able to JB it, period. If you google it, it's going to seem like you can because of a lot of misleading websites, but you really, really can't.


macrumors 65816
Oct 18, 2007
It's possible to connect the iPad to NetShare but it is anything but easy. NetShare requires a SOCKS5 proxy connection. If you Google connecting an iPhone to SOCKS you'll discover that it's possible but you'll have to create a configuration file and jump through hoops to get the connection made.

Sadly, it's not anything at all like connecting to a regular access point. Since there is hardly anyone out there with NetShare (as compared to the iPhone user base / it was estimated that only 10,000 got NetShare) since it was pulled so quickly I doubt that anyone will put a lot of effort into working through an easier way.

I got NetShare in its reappearance on that day when it was available a couple of hours more before it was pulled completely. I decided last week to go down the jailbreak route rather than mess with NetShare.


macrumors 6502a
Apr 5, 2010
Jailbreak the phone and use an application called "MyWi", works perfectly. :)

The phone will become a mobile hot spot, of sorts. It will drain the battery of the iPhone quicker than what the iPad will last, so you might want to make sure it's plugged in, or you're only doing a brief bit of surfing.


macrumors 65816
Oct 18, 2007
Realizing this is an iPad forum and not iPhone, I have the original 3g running 3.13. Possible to JB or no?

Yes, you can jailbreak the 3G on 3.1.3. Some people use Sn0wbreeze but I tried for over two hours and couldn't accomplish it. I had a myriad of iTunes error messages which were the same as many people have reported.

I took a break for a day and did some more research. I then got Blackra1n and it was accomplished in a few minutes.


macrumors 65816
Oct 18, 2007
I was under the impression that a 3.1.3 ready jailbreak was released? :confused:

*goes to check hackery forums/sites*

On everything but the 3GS

From Redmondpie:

Sn0wbreeze 3.1.3 has been released which can jailbreak iPhone 2G, 3G and iPhone 3GS on the latest iPhone 3.1.3 firmware. One thing which is to be noted here is that it will work with iPhone 3GS only if it has the older bootrom (non-MC model). iPhone 3GS users who have upgraded to the stock 3.1.3 are still out of luck.

3.1.3 on the 3GS only works from a previous jailbreak.
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