Smartphone as Modem for Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Fatyank, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Fatyank macrumors regular


    Jan 20, 2008
    Chandler, Arizona
    I have a Palm Treo 800W(Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro) and a 16Gb Touch. I use the phone for most of my business stuff and the Touch for entertainment. The web browser (IE Mobile) on the Treo is just OK but the Touch browser is fantastic. It works great when I can get a WiFi connection but that is not always possible of course. I can use my Treo as a modem but have not figured out how to connect it to the Touch. I have a female-female USB connector so I can connect the 2 cables (Touch and Treo) together but I am not able to get a wireless connection. The two devices do not read each other. For those familiar with the Treo, I am using an app called PDAnet for wireless connection. If anyone knows how or even if this can be done I would really appreciate it. Thanks
  2. Zapbranagan macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2009
    Calgary Alberta Canada
    Well, there is an app called imodem that will let your ipod touch connect to the internet threw USB. But you'd have to jailbreak the touch. It's worth looking into.
  3. sr20det91 macrumors newbie


    Mar 3, 2009
    Yes there is. It works with any windows mobile device that has wifi. I use it everyday with my AT&T tilt and it works flawlessly. It's called wifi router ( and its really the only reason I got a Touch instead of an iphone
    What it does is turns your windows based mobile device into an ad hoc wireless router. In my case I run run the app on my Tilt and it connects with media net's 3g connection. I fire up the wifi on my touch or any other device with wifi and presto, 3g connection on my touch/laptop-whatever.
    It's a perfection option, if like me, you want to be able to run windows based programs on your phone yet still be able to take advantage of Safari browser,App store, itunz store and whatnot on your touch. To me its having the best of both worlds. I love being able to have internet access on my touch anywhere I have 3g connection. Only downside is battery life. The touch does ok,but my tilt tends to drain fairly quickly running wifi all the time. It also costs about 20 bucks,but well worth it IMO.
  4. klayman676 macrumors newbie


    Jan 24, 2009
    What's it to you, bub?
    If you happen to have the money for it (it can get a little pricey) check out the cradlepoint router. You can hook it up to a phone or one of those usb network drives that you would usually connect to your computer or laptop :D
  5. NaweG macrumors newbie


    Mar 6, 2009
    Just as a point of info, I have one of the portable Cradlepoint routers, and took a ride this evening where I had the Cradlepoint plugged into my AT&T Sync (Samsung A707), then had my iPod Touch plugged into a small speaker dock that I plugged into the car's cigarette lighter. End result was that I took a couple hour drive with Pandora playing all the way. Much better than any local station!

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