Is it at all possible to thether the iPhone 3GS to my MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vader1990, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. vader1990 macrumors regular

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    So my router at home recently died and I reAlly don't wan to spend mony on. New one right now. So is it al all possible for me to cnnet my iPhone to my MacBook pro in a fashion such that the laptop can use he phones Internet connection? I use to be able to do this with my blackberry pearl.

    I have a legit iPhone 3GS on ATT in the US.

    Thanks for the help guys.

    I'm typing this on the iPhone so please forgive the spelling :)
     
  2. FastangV6 macrumors regular

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  3. vader1990 thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh really, can you tell me how exactly? or point me to a link where I can see how? i appreciate your assistance in the matter!
     
  4. uiop. macrumors 68020

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  5. vader1990 thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    If you're interested in jailbreaking, PDANet is reasonably priced and extremely easy to use. Probably the best solution available unless you want to pay AT&T when/if they enable tethering.
     
  7. FastangV6 macrumors regular

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    :D

    Sure, you have several options right now:

    1. Jailbreak and use PDAnet or MyWi or one of the other tethering apps.
    2. Install custom carrier settings that turns on tethering in the normal iPhone settings menu.

    Here is some light reading for you:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=569948&highlight=tether

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=721565&highlight=benm

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=741532&highlight=mywi
     
  8. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    easiest way to do it is

    1:phone up your operator to allow teathering

    2: flick your switch in the settings menu in the phone and tether away.

    if you ask how to do this, honestly it's easier on yourself to just pay
     
  9. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Yup it works with the 3GS. That's my phone too.
     

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