iPhone as a modem for MBP

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  1. sash macrumors 6502a

    sash

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    Hi,

    Is it possible to use the 3G iPhone as a modem (gateway) for MBP?

    I've never asked myself this question, because all the mobile phones I've ever used, had this possibility, but the latest buzz around NetShare set me thinking.

    sash
     
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  3. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    Hopefully you were able to grab netshare because Apple pulled it off the store again, so now the only way to tether is through jailbreaking...
     
  5. sash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, I wasn't...

    Actually, as I've said, I've never doubted that's possible. I'm planning to buy an iPhone, but without this feature it's less attractive, less useful. Damn...

    Does tethering allow emailing (with large attachments)?

    sash
     
  6. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    you can do anything that requires an internet connection through tethering
    jailbreaking isnt that hard
     
  7. sash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, full internet access than, right?

    I'll be buying iPhone in Belgium, where it's not locked to any provider. Is jailbreaking still necessary in this situation (sorry, I'm absolutely not familiar with this procedure nor with iPhone's features)?

    Thanks!

    sash
     
  8. lmps56 macrumors member

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    Yes it is. If the tethering app "netshare" is not on the app store anymore and you can not live without using your iPhone as a modem you have no other choice than jailbreak it! Theres no other way to get an app on an "original" iPhone than downloading it from the iTunes App store. And i dont think Apple will just put it on the Belgium iTunes store.
     
  9. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    yeah, its as if you were connected to the internet via your home broadband

    yes, jailbreaking is still necessary, it allows you to run apps and other things not from the app store

    follow this then this, to tether your mbp
     
  10. sash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you all for your help!

    Apple should provide such a feature as a standard one, I think...

    sash
     
  11. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    Why wouldn't they put it on the Belgium iTunes Store? It's still on the Canadian iTunes store.
     
  12. lmps56 macrumors member

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    SERIOUSLY??? got 2 check that!!!

    Alrighty....I dont see it...

    Can you link it fellow canuck??? please?
     
  13. Billy M macrumors newbie

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    what isn't?
     
  14. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    it is harder on a pc, as setting up a wireless network for the iphone to connect to with a static ip address and SOCKS proxy is hard
     
  15. sash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's gone from the Belgian Store.

    Here is what I do not understand: my provider and my plan do allow using a mobile phone as a modem (I've got an unlimited data for a pc). Why these att restrictions should be automatically applied to all the customers of all the providers throughout the world?! That's just insane.

    sash
     
  16. NiroshanMan macrumors 6502

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    If you jailbreak and do a tiny bit of work using SSH you can use cracked .ipa (applications) on your iphone without paying! I have netshare for free and can give it to anyone if they want, just PM me. All you have to do is switch a file using SSH (meaning you have to jailbreak first) then you can open the cracked .ipa files in itunes and sync them up normaly! i have about $70 worth of apps for free!
     
  17. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    illegal file sharing is not allowed on these forums
    the tutorials i posted use free apps and does not require SSHing, which for a beginner could be hard
     
  18. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    It was still there at 9 this morning when I types Netshare and did a search in the iTunes store. I'll check when I get back home. If it's not there I'm glad I got it right away.


    *** Added*** Just checked the Canadian iTunes store an its gone from here now too.
     

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