PdaNet released for iPhone - Now truly tether your laptop to your iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by atsitalian, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. atsitalian macrumors newbie

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    After missing true tethering between my mobile device and laptop when I am on the road with no free WIFI available, PdaNet has finally been released on Cydia with for my jailbroken iPhone. I am trult pumped beacause now I can easily access the internet and use my Outlook on my laptop which is wirelessly tethered to my iPhone HORRAY!!!!
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    this isn't working for me. it says "Currently your iPhone is set to use an existing WiFi connection for Internet access. In order to use PdaNet, please change your iPhone's WiFi settings to connect to your computer through a peer-to-peer (ad-hoc) connection, then launch PdaNet again."
     
  3. Foamer macrumors regular

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    Works freaking great! I was in dire need of this last night, and then found it this morning. I was out far in the woods, had great signal, but no wi-fi hotspots anywhere even remotely close, and had to do something on the computer. I wish I would have found it last night.
     
  4. atsitalian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    try connecting the laptop to the iphone last.
     
  5. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    ? I didn't connect it yet. lmao. What do I do once I install it? connect via USB? how do I turn Ad-Hoc on or whatever?
     
  6. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    I prefer the other solution on Cydia. - iphone modem
     
  7. jcde7ago macrumors 6502

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    Except iphonemodem isn't TRUE tethering. It works through a proxy server. You'll notice that when using iPhoneModem, at least on a Windows PC, you won't be able to access all websites through firefox or run any program that doesn't work through a proxy, unlike this. I've used iPhoneModem, i've used NetShare...and PdaNet beats them both, as it is not limited to a socks proxy port so it is exactly as if your iPhone was a wireless router that your laptop is connected to (which is technically what PdaNet does).
     
  8. atsitalian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    After installation of PdaNet on your iphone follow these steps

    Step 1 - Set-up an adhoc wireless network your laptop. Depending on what OS (XP/Vista or some Apple OS) you are using each is different.

    Step 2 - From your laptop ask to connect to your new adhoc network.

    Step 3 - On your iphone go to settings WiFi and conect to the same adhoc network.

    Step 4 - Start-up PDA-Net application on the iPhone and turn on the WiFi Router button on the bottom of the screen.

    Step 5 - Enjoy real tethering

    If it still won't work, from the PC disconnect and reconnect to the adhoc network.
     
  9. The General macrumors 601

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    This is DEFINITELY more along the lines of what I was talking about here:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=569304

    Now I just wish the iPhone would initiate the adhoc network. At least now I don't have to change settings and stuff, just start adhoc network and fireup pdanet. I can use any program now. :) Not just ones that can be set to use the global proxy.
     
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    Hmmm, I wasn't going to download this.. but now from everyones comment I think I may just quickly try it :D

    Anything to keep me going on the laptop when I'm on the move :)
     
  13. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Wow, this stuff is hard as heck to do...: ( I thought it would be like you enter the IP address of the iPhone into the computer, and you're done..lmao
     
  14. DaveOZ macrumors regular

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    Why can't they just make it like WMWiFi Router for Windows Mobile? It turns the phone into a WiFi modem and your laptop just automatically connects to it.
     
  15. domness macrumors 6502a

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    Haha! This is amazing! No more messing about with stupid proxies etc!

    (I'm writing this using my iPhone's internet..)

    I can actually browse USING FIREFOX, I can use uTorrent, MSN, Google Desktop and pretty much all applications! It's just like it's connected to a normal Wifi.. and it actually gives instructions too on the iPhone screen! :

    EDIT: It's funny that I'm downloading a Mac OS X ISO to my laptop using uTorrent using my iPhone Unlimited Data! :p
     
  16. jcde7ago macrumors 6502

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    This is essentially what it does. A lot of people here are making it seem like more trouble than it actually is.

    1. Download PdaNet through Cydia.

    2. Create an ad-hoc network on Vista. click Start > Network (right hand side of the start bar) > click Network and Sharing tab on the top > click set up a connection or network.

    3. Choose wireless ad-hoc for your new network. Leave encryption to "none", unless you want to set up a WEP, and give your network a simple name like "iPhone Tether".

    4. Vista will notify you that it is finished and waiting for something to connect to your new network.

    5. Fire up PdaNet. Make sure Wireless Router option at the bottom is set to "On." It'll check to make sure you have access to your cellular data network. Once it confirms this, exit out of PdaNet.

    6. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Wifi > connect to your ad-hoc network, "iPhone Tether" (or whatever it is you named it).

    7. Fire up PdaNet again, and it will automactically connect your computer to the internet. You're done. You can exit PdaNet and have it run in the background as long as you don't turn the wireless router option to OFF, enabling you to lock and turn off the screen, thus saving the battery (which you can also keep fully charged this way).

    In reality, all of these steps take less than 2 minutes for anyone who knows what they're doing...and after you save these wireless settings on the computer, it's just a matter of seconds to get it working after that first time you set it up. If not, some people who don't know what they're doing are better off using mobile safari on their iPhone...;)
     
  17. domness macrumors 6502a

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    @jcde7ago - Cheers for giving those instructions. Saves alot of time and reading for those who just keep on asking how it works and how to do it.

    In other news, it works brilliantly and definitly an app to download :D
     
  18. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    oh wow, ill try it then
     
  19. The General macrumors 601

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    OMG Skype video chat works over 3G using this program.
     
  20. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    XP guide here:
    1. Double click on wireless icon on bottom right
    2. Click on Changed Advance Settings
    3. Click on Wireless Networks tab
    4. Click on Advanced button on the bottom right of the box
    5. Select "Computer to Computer (ad hoc) networks only
    6. Click on Add
    7. Name your SSID, you can put whatever you want there
    8. Disable Data encryption - or you can add it.
    9. OK and Ok to close out wireless network settings.
    10. Now go to settings on iPhone and select the network you have just created using WiFi
    11. Once connected, turn on PdaNet and you're set
     
  21. The General macrumors 601

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    Mac Guide here:

    • Go to the Wi-Fi menu in the Menu Bar and click "Create Network..." Name it whatever you want and hit OK
    • Now go to settings on iPhone and select the network you have just created using WiFi
    • Turn on PdaNet and browse the intarwebz
     
  22. mrcrlee macrumors regular

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    Worked great. No static IP. No proxy. Just tether, turn on the pdanet router and voila. I used Pdanet on my Treo, prior to getting an iPhone and it never worked this well :)

    Good bye Netshare.

    Just curious, but has it be definitively decided that if you tether, you won't face extra charges (assuming you don't run a mobile torrent client or something excessive like that)?

    -Chris
     
  23. rwd hero macrumors 6502

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    This is the first tethering app. i have been able to get to work. This was one of my biggest complaints of the iphone. After jailbreaking my iphone has turned into the best cellphone i could ask for.
     
  24. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a

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    NICE! Works great

    Question though, if I for some reason ever wanted to delete the Ad Hoc network I created, what do I have to do? Just uncheck "remember this network"?
     
  25. nocoast macrumors member

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    This **** is wonderful. After spending the week trying netshare, iphone modem, the .de version of iphone modem (lol) and Bosspreffs socks/3 proxy commands (all of them working successfully except for the Pay version iphone modem) This is SO MUCH MORE convenient. No stupid static IP configuration that xp has to deal with. My phone is currently closed out of pdanet, screen off and its still running :D I dont see what they could've done to make this much easier...
     

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