Playing PS3 online through iPhone 4/4S?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Aliencowboy69, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Aliencowboy69 macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2010
    My mate has just got an iphone 4s and says he has it connected to his playstation 3, so he can play Call Of Duty on line, and also goes online through his lap top for sirfing the net and playing poker online (both at the same time) through 3g.

    I have been looking through my settings and dont know if that would be possible (i only have an iphone 4 not a 4s) or if he is just pulling my leg.

    Anyone know if it's possible?
  2. jtgamer macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Springfield, VA
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    Is he talking about teathering the iPhone so he can play online and surf the web? It sounds like he is teathering and creating a personal hotspot.
  3. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    It's possible with an iPhone 4, but your carrier may charge you for using the "Personal Hotspot" feature, and it might not be possible on your current tariff.

    See this page for more information:

    As a side note, I cannot recommend that anyone actually try this with any form of online gaming. The latency of Wi-Fi is bad enough, let alone the additional latency provided by a 3G connection.
  4. Aliencowboy69 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2010
    I thought he must be tethering too

    He got his phone a few days ago n I was telling him it can do loads including internet tethering, but explained it costs a fortune and he agreed sayin he wouldnt use it as it costs a fortune to do it

    Today he told me what he had done, so I assumed he must have done it some other way due to the conversation we had about tethering costs

    He must have had a lottery win, lol
  5. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    I teather thru my hotspot on my 4s and have been doing this for a couple years with past android phones. No lag for me even with Sprint. Cancled my home internet a long time ago and just use my hot spot feature;)
  6. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    Tethering doesn't cost a fortune, assuming you're not on PayG. It just uses your Internet data allowance which is generally quite cheap.
  7. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    This is entirely up to your carrier.

    Some carriers do not allow you to use the features at all.

    Some will allow you to use the feature, but will charge you a separate monthly fee. In the case of AT&T in the US, that means you have to lose your Unlimited data plan.

    Others will let you use your allowance (which could be unlimited)

    Others might charge separately for the data you send and receive while tethering.
  8. andyprit macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2011
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    The hotspot appears to have very strict NAT, which I'm guessing is why it didn't work for me :( I was looking forward to gobbling up my unlimited data doing so as well :(

    (I have an xbox btw, not sure if it makes a difference)
  9. faceyoung macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2012
    Everybody's talking about all this tethering and jailbreaking ******** and you don't need to do any of that. All you have to do is go to your settings and rename your iPhone. I just used the letter "A". This is because there can't be any apostrophe's in the SSID when you enter it on your PS3. For example, "Joe's iPhone" won't work for the SSID.

    Then turn on your mobile hotspot on your iPhone. Go to your PS3 and connect to your iPhone's WiFi like you normally would and your good to go! It couldn't be more simple!
  10. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    This thread is over a year old man, i'm sure everyone that posted knows now.
  11. Pimpdaddy7083 macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2013
    No you don't have to used tethering to play your ps3 to play online u can used your personal hotspot to play. I bet thats what your friend is doing
  12. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    I tried tethering my ps3 to my Note 2 over LTE and it was quite smooth :)

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