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Mac-Addict

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Aug 30, 2006
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Step one
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Set up your a network using Airport call it whatever you like, I called mine iPhone Tether. You can protect yours if you wish I was in a rush so I didn't.

Step Two
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Open up system prefs go to network select Airport on the side. Don't worry what your IP looks like at the moment.

Step 2.5
You do not have to set up a location but it helps to keep everything in order, so to create one go to the drop down bar in network prefs and select edit locations and create a new one call it what you wish, you should be able to then switch from say Home location to the iPhone location and not have so many problems when tethering again.

Step Three
Select Advanced
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Then under TCP/IP select using DHCP with manual address then enter any IP for your mac, I used the one suggested by NetShare.

Step Three
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Select Proxies and tick SOCKS Proxy. In the SOCKS proxy server enter a similar IP address as your mac's one this will be your iPhone's IP.

Step Five
Click ok and then click apply in system prefs.

Step Six
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Under settings on your iPhone select Wi-Fi and connect to the network you just created, tap the little blue arrow next to the network name.

Step Seven
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Go to Static, under IP address enter the same IP address for your iPhone that you put in the SOCKS Proxy.

Step Eight
Open NetShare and open your browser on your mac and enjoy :D
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Notes
-You will also notice that when your iPhone goes to sleep or you exit the netshare application it will quit and your mac will have no internet access via your iPhone.

-AIM, MSN, Adium, skype ect will not work unless you specify the SOCKS proxy under the application's settings on your mac.

- You have to create the network every time you disconnect from the network you created on your mac, Your iPhone should remember the network and connect unless its already connected to a different network.

To get other browsers to work with NetShare:
For those people who are using Firefox/Camino and saying that it doesn't work...read on:

These browsers have their own proxy settings within their preferences.

In firefox (3):
Go to Firefox >> Preferences >> advanced >> network
Click on 'settings'
Clck on 'manual proxy configuration'
Enter the ip address against SOCKS Host.

Save and Bob's your Uncle.
 

macbook123

macrumors 68000
Feb 11, 2006
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I'm confused!

Thanks!

I didn't get it in time.

I don't understand this. How can Apple first agree to post the application in the store, then take it away after apparently realizing that it's against some ATT policy? How can it be that they're so disorganized? And how can it be that now some people are allowed to do the tethering (as they bought a legal copy of an Apple certified piece of software for $9.99), while others such as myself are not?
 

Auzburner

macrumors 65816
Apr 11, 2008
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Syracuse, NY - USA
I am so unhappy I missed the opportunity to download this application I have been waiting forever for... Nice tutorial! Hopefully Apple will get this cleared up and available again because it will be a big seller! Fingers Crossed!
 

guerro

macrumors regular
Jul 18, 2002
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i dont get it data is data!!!!!!!!!!! let us tether

You act like unlimited really means unlimited ;) When ATT tells you unlimited, what they are really saying is, "use it but not a whole lot, we gotta pay for that bandwidth."

Lucky bastards who got it while it was there. But I am sure ATT will shut that down somehow.
 

jamesnajera

macrumors 6502
Oct 5, 2003
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I think this app is available outside the US, which was probably the original intention. When I click on the app, it now says:

"The item you've requested is not currently available in the US store."

Hopw do you make iTunes think you are from another country?
 

macbook123

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Feb 11, 2006
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Not anymore, as far as I can tell.

That's what I don't understand (but probably should know). Is it piracy to trade a product that is not being sold anymore? I guess it is, otherwise the previous poster wouldn't have said that I'm advocating piracy.
 

okrelayer

macrumors 6502a
May 25, 2008
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iv tried this method and for some reason its not working. Its gotta do with the IP address or whatnot... HELP
 

island

macrumors 6502
Feb 19, 2007
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It will be up on the torrents soon enough but either way you will have to jailbreak it to get it to work.
 

manalang

macrumors newbie
Jul 31, 2008
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Works with Safari, Adium, iTMS, but not on Firefox/Thunderbird

I was lucky enough to get NetShare and got it installed and working, however, I can't get Firefox and Thunderbird to use the systemwide socks proxy. Doesn't work with the Firefox/Thunderbird socks4/5 proxy setting either. Anyone else having issues with this? Works great with Safari, Adium, and iTMS.
 

lukenorris

macrumors member
Jan 9, 2007
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I think this app is available outside the US, which was probably the original intention. When I click on the app, it now says:

"The item you've requested is not currently available in the US store."

Hopw do you make iTunes think you are from another country?

you can't make yourself from another country. Only if you have another credit card from a country that itunes supports and have a billing address in that country. I've tried it to get albums overseas that were released before they were here in the US.
 

termina3

macrumors 65816
Jul 16, 2007
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That's what I don't understand (but probably should know). Is it piracy to trade a product that is not being sold anymore? I guess it is, otherwise the previous poster wouldn't have said that I'm advocating piracy.

(Not trying to come off like a smart-alec; imperfect analogy follows)

Is it stealing if a minor takes alchohol or tobacco from a 7-11? Inability to steal doesn't follow inability to purchase.
 

DreamPod

macrumors 65816
Mar 15, 2008
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Copyright violations are copyright violations, regardless of whether the software is currently available for purchase. It's even illegal to pirate old Commodore 64 games without the copyright holder's permission.
 

imacgeek

macrumors newbie
Jun 25, 2007
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Solution To The Problem Of Not Gettng The Software

okay, everyone. Calm down. I am working on a temporary solution on ways to get the software on ur iPhone from the other stores. Whoever said you couldnt access the other stores, you are wrong, sorry. Once I have done it successfully, I will post the solution in a new thread. If anybody else has ideas or suggestions let me know.
 

G0D

macrumors newbie
Dec 23, 2007
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okay, everyone. Calm down. I am working on a temporary solution on ways to get the software on ur iPhone from the other stores. Whoever said you couldnt access the other stores, you are wrong, sorry. Once I have done it successfully, I will post the solution in a new thread. If anybody else has ideas or suggestions let me know.

well if you have the app you can give it to us if we promise to make a donation to nullriver at their site
 

tmbrwlf

macrumors newbie
Jun 15, 2008
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I got it and it works Friggin Great.

Thank you to the Apple employee that let this one slip by!!!:D
 

egdeferrante

macrumors newbie
Jul 31, 2008
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I'll pay $20 for Netshare via paypal

I really need this app if someone wants to post a paypal I will pay $20 for ii
 

cwedl

macrumors 65816
Jun 5, 2003
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well if you have the app you can give it to us if we promise to make a donation to nullriver at their site

It's not going to work, in order for the app to work you would need his itunes username and password otherwise it won't install. it's like giving you a blank cheque!
 

Fofer

macrumors 6502a
Oct 24, 2002
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A different question: are there ways to share the application install file, e.g. by posting it somewhere for others to download?

For starters, just for clarity's sake... even if there were some "sharing" souls who didn't mind passing around these application (.ipa) files, they wouldn't work. Why? Because they are infused with Fairplay DRM, the same DRM that governs AAC-protected music files for sale in the iTunes Store. So even if you downloaded it from elsewhere, you'd be able to load the file into your iTunes, but you wouldn't be able to authorize it without the original purchaser's iTunes Store account info, and it wouldn't sync to your iPhone. (Even if the original purchaser didn't mind sharing his account info, he's only allowed to authorize up to five computers.)

So... the answer is... technically, the file could be shared, sure. But unless/until the DRM for these apps is cracked, it doesn't make much sense, as they wouldn't work.


I downloaded and then my computer crash....do you mind sending me a copy of your version?

As I said above, this wouldn't work. You'd need your own, Fairplay-authorized file.

I learned something interesting today, with regards to how Apple handles re-downloads, too. So far they've been very agreeable, allowing you to re-download at no charge any app you've paid for. One wonders, then, what happens when an app is pulled from U.S. distribution... like this one?

Well, after I snagged this NetShare app, I passed the tip along to a friend. He bought it too (before it was pulled, 15 minutes later.) Then he had to do a restore of his iPhone (for an entirely unrelated reason.) He realized he had no backup of this NetShare app... and then later learned it was no longer for sale "in the U.S."

Well, when he tried to re-download, the request went through and he was able to download it. Just as he would any other app. Even though others were getting that error message.

So it seems like Apple protected the customer's interest here, and grandfathered in those who managed to purchase it in time. I found that rather surprising, reassuring, and nice. Because they just as easily could have said "tough noogies," I suppose.

Which also means, if user "G0D" had paid for it "then his computer crash" he would have been able to download it again at the time he posted his request. That is, if he wasn't lying.


Now that the app's not even listed in the store, though... I suspect he wouldn't have been as lucky.

I also wonder how they'd handle a free app that got pulled... would previous downloaders be able to download it again?

I think this app is available outside the US, which was probably the original intention. When I click on the app, it now says:

"The item you've requested is not currently available in the US store."

Hopw do you make iTunes think you are from another country?

It's got something to do with setting up and verifying a bank account in that other country.

FWIW, I know someone who logged into the UK iTunes Store and wasn't able to download NetShare from there either... it was pulled from there, too.
 
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