OpenSSH without WiFi?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Sbts1771, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Sbts1771 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2008
    Is there anyway to use OpenSSH through a USB cable? I don't have access to WiFi and I would like to be able to modify my iPhones files.
  2. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    You don't have to have a Wi-Fi router, but you do need a Wi-Fi capable computer.

    Just create an ad-hoc network, and connect your iPhone to that. On a Mac, just go the the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar, and select "Create Network."

    You didn't mention if you're on Mac or Windows. If you're on Windows, I'm sure the process is silmilar, but someone else will need to chime in, as I've never done that on Windows.
  3. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    Or you can use iPhoneBrowser. An application that lets you do the same thing.
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    on a related note, i wish there was an app to turn my ipod touch into a wireless usb dongle lol
  5. br0adband macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    One of things I'm puzzled about with iPhones/iPod touches is that when they're "docked" with a PC/Mac, it would be trivial to allow for Internet access over the wired connection. PocketPCs have done this forever, it seems, allowing you to access the Internet through the PC connection - why can't Apple do something similar?

    Yes, I know it seems a bit silly to do such a thing but, not everyone has a Wi-Fi router or Wi-Fi enabled desktop or laptop, and again, adding such a capability is trivial at best. iTunes already links into your Internet connection on the PC/Mac without breaking a sweat, extending that capability to a docked iPhone/iPod touch would be nothing at all.

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