Share iPhone internet connection on macbook

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ftored, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. ftored macrumors regular

    ftored

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    I was wondering if there was a way to do this? I mean connect to the internet from my macbook pro using iphone's celllular data network thing. I currently have the iphone on O2 UK with free internet access.

    Anyone tried this?:D
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    It's called tethering.

    I don't know if O2 has a plan to do so, but if not, you'll need to jailbreak.
     
  3. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    Back in the early days of the App store there was an App called NetShare. And for a one-time $9.99 price, you could share your internet connection of your iPhone with your MacBook. It was quickly crushed by cellular companies and as of now, I don't know of any way to connect the two currently. Word is it may be available as a monthly charge shortly.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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  5. M-5 macrumors 65816

    M-5

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    I had PDAnet when my iPhone was jailbroken, and it was VERY easy to use on my MacBook. When I installed the latest firmware update, I had to un-jailbreak my phone, so I don't have it anymore, unfortunately.

    It's currently against the AT&T terms of service (I'm not sure about your carrier, but I assume it to be too). But they shouldn't find out, unless you use crazy amounts of data.
     

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