Is there an alternative to MyWi for iPad tether?

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  1. Natesac macrumors 6502a

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    I am using an iPhone 4 and a WiFi iPad. Is there an alternative to MyWi?

    I just want to tether my iPad every now and again and MyWi, although very nice, is just way overpriced at $20

    I understand the dev not wanting to give it away for free, but I have to vote with my dollar here.
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    The only free alternative to MyWI of which I know is pirating MyWi (which is stealing and looked down upon). Sorry.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Nope

    OP: Yes, there are quite a few options

    1) PDAnet
    2) handylight
    3) netshare
    4) Hacking via this http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=984943

    I am sure there are others
     
  4. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Will any of those tether to the wifi iPad? Which was for what he asked?
     
  5. Natesac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I would rather not do that.

    I have no objection to paying for a good product. I just can't pay $20 for MyWi. I can't send the message to the dev that charging that much for an iPhone app is ok.

    Like I said, I vote with my dollar.

    I have blown tons of cash in the app store buying apps I will never use just to send the message that I like what they are doing.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    As in broadcast a wifi signal? Yes, PDAnet will do that. The rest use usb to my knowledge


    Really? I think 20 bucks one time is VERY CHEAP for what you get considering ATT wants 20 a month for the same service on a capped plan
     
  7. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I didn't know that. When I used PDAnet (ages ago (2.0 days)) it was usb only.
     
  8. Natesac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I think these require Bluetooth or USB.

    Someone should come up with a clever way to open up the iPad's Bluetooth to tether with the phone.

    That way people could use the iPhone "legal" tether with an iPad (I know I won't)
     
  9. adster macrumors regular

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    The problem with PDAnet is that it's 50% more expensive then MyWi at $30 a license. I bought MyWi this morning. I agree with you about the cost, but man do I get use out of it and the one time $20 is better then spending that each month with AT&Ts official tethering.
     
  10. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried to get PDAnet to work with an iPad?
     
  11. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    There is an app that is attempting to do this that will be released in the near future, but I seemed to forget the name. I'm going to go try to find it really quick.
    Edit: It's called iBluever.
     
  12. Natesac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's not cheap for how little I would use it. In my opinion the app is just not worth $20. I understand that you and others might feel different.

    And don't get me started on AT&T and the RAPE they are giving people to use THE DATA THEY ALREADY PAID FOR. It just makes me want to go out of my way to abuse my "unlimited" data (during off peak hours of course)

    Yeah I guess I should have clarified my thread title to say "cheaper alternative"

    Edit: Another thing I failed to bring up regarding the "cheaper than $20 a month" is the fact that there is no "legal" or "contract abiding" method of tethering an iPad. Which really is mind-blowing. I imagine most iPad owners are iPhone owners and are already paying for a data plan They are using basically identical operating systems. All I am really doing is using the iPad as a secondary display/interface.

    Cable companies don't charge me extra to hook up multiple tv's........
     
  13. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    If you want to tether it to an iPad, it's probably best to get MyWi.
    1. PDANet will work but it's $30 and you have to get $5 app called iblueever on your iPad to enable Bluetooth DUN. It's kind of slow too via BT... And the USB won't work of course...
    EDIT: I just found out that you can setup Ad-Hoc Wifi to connect to PDANet but I'm not sure whether this will work with iPad as the iPhone doesn't act like wireless AP like in MyWi. Again, this program is still $30 and you can't access sites with authentication after the free 14 days trial ended
    Edit 2: Nope PDANet doesn't work
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=889726

    2. Handylight needs SOCKS forwarding... don't think this works on iPad?? I don't think iPad has setting like that... CMIIW
    3. Netshare - See #2
    4. Commcenter Hacking - Won't work with iPad. Need BT and USB like #1

    I am using Method #4 because I have iPad 3G so I don't really need MyWi and the native tethering looks better (and 1 less app to install and I don't have to deal with failrockapp :eek:)
     
  14. Natesac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I grabbed handy light a few posts too soon. Useless for an iPad
     
  15. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    EDIT: I just found out that you can setup Ad-Hoc Wifi to connect to PDANet but I'm not sure whether this will work with iPad as the iPhone doesn't act like wireless AP like in MyWi. Again, this program is still $30 and you can't access sites with authentication after the free 14 days trial ended so I would still recommend MyWi over this....

    Edit 2: Nope PDANet doesn't work
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=889726
     
  16. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    A+ for your posting.

    I agree with you 100% that this is an outrageous price for an app, and it's sad that they're charging that AND charging people like me who just bought the 3.1.3 version 2 months ago.

    I support developers, but I agree with you. If EA Sports can have 300 programmers working on Tiger Woods '10 and sell it for $4.99, then a fair price for MyWi, which utilizes a fraction of the programming, should sell for less than that.

    I too vote with my dollar. My guess is he is trying to charge more to make up for that in which he lost with those who couldn't JB their 3GS and now are forced into this option, but it's a sad way to make $$$ and NOT worth it for the product... My carrier allows tethering for free, so I don't have to use it, it was just a convenience to have a wifi signal to tether to rather than a USB cable. But the price has made the convenience not worth it.
     
  17. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    Oh and they use CrapRockApp too ;) Goodness I hate that app with a passion...
     
  18. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    Just think of Rock as a free hobby... always having to restore as a result of the things it screws up, and always having a free treasure hunt trying to figure out which Rock extension is causing your troubles today... :)
     
  19. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    With all these Skype + MobileSubstrate problem popping up everyday, I think I'm set... Maybe once everything else is smooth, I'll start installing Rock-crAPP again :eek:
     
  20. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    Be thankful for Saurik updating the Mobile Substrate so quickly when issues are identified. I remember in the old days of JB when a new JB would come out it'd take days for adjustments to be made and release. He's doing a great job at keeping up with people's requests. I hope he's at least getting a little bit of sleep :)
     
  21. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    $20 bucks to turn your phone into a wifi router

    It's a great product, that works flawlessly, why not support the developers ?
     
  22. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    Where's your limit? $20 to turn your phone into a router? $40 to turn your phone into a router? $100 to turn your phone into a router? For me the limit is about $5 due to only one function, turning the phone into a router... well no, it doesn't do that, it just broadcasts the phone's 3G over wifi, Apple turned my phone into a router when they released a 3G device with wifi capable of transmitting Wifi :)

    I am all for supporting devs, my phone is loaded with paid app store apps, and even paid cydia apps, I just have a problem paying $20 for MyWi. Cost of an app should coincide with it's development cost.... If I can get Tom Tom, which cost millions to design, for $29.99, I won't pay $20 for an app that took them a couple days to update the version I had already paid for.

    Just my two cents, everyone's entitled to their opinion though.
     
  23. Natesac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wait...... What?

    They are charging $20 for an upgrade to people who already bought it??????

    After reading this and about the trouble people are having being forced into rock I am never going to give this joker a penny. I might even have to break out my pirate flag.

    Ps. I paid $50 for the Tom Tom app. Still worth it.
     
  24. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    They charged me $20 for the version in May... now they want $10 more to upgrade to be able to use it in 4.0. Shady shyte... I am not giving them a cent more.
     
  25. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    What a quaint and socialist view and as if you'd know what the development costs are.:rolleyes: Products cost what people will pay and in this case, what the alternative is, $25/month tethering from ATT. Not to mention MyWi 4.0 was completely rewritten from 3.0 to support iOS4.

    Even if they are uninformed.
     

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