Tether iPad to iPhone?

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  1. copydeskcat macrumors regular

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    Would it be possible, do you reckon, to tether a wi-fi iPad to an iPhone in order to make use of its 3G connection?

    It's not something I'm backing on, but it would be nice to be able to do if required.
     
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  3. iBecks macrumors 6502

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    It won't be possible, I was hoping to do the same.

    But apparently you can with jailbreaking - see above :)
     
  4. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    Jailbreak + MyWi

    ATT just annouced tethering for $20/month
     
  5. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T announced today it will start officially tethering with iPhone 4.0. The catch, for those not grandfathered, is they will no longer offer the unlimited data plan. So, bad for those wanting internet plan from the iPhone via tethering, for those that have Internet at home and then tether on the road, may not be a bad deal.
     
  6. 3goldens macrumors 68000

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    Just jail break, it's so easy and if you ever have a problem you can always restore, but you won't and it works flawlessly.
     
  7. copydeskcat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Turns out I can tether on the iPhone with O2 in the UK for a £10 bolt-on.
     
  8. iBecks macrumors 6502

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    Is that specifically for the iPad though.

    From what i've read you can't create a bluetooth connection between the 2 devices to allow the iPhone to be the modem.

    I could be wrong though.
     
  9. copydeskcat thread starter macrumors regular

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    No - the tethering is specifically for the iPhone, it lets you connect in to the iPhone with any wi-fi enabled device (PC, laptop, iPad) and use the iPhone's 3G connection.
     
  10. iBecks macrumors 6502

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    From O2's website;

    Q. Can iPhone customers use ‘tethering’ to connect their iPad to the internet?

    A. No, iPhone customers cannot tether their iPhone to their iPad, as this is not a feature iPad supports.
     
  11. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    If you have a bluetooth enabled mac you can can tether the mac to the iphone, then share out on wifi to the ipad. If you really wanted 3G on the iPad you should have bought that model... :)
     
  12. copydeskcat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bummer.

    I haven't bought my iPad yet. I don't need the 3G one (certainly not for £100 more), I just thought it might be a "nice to have".

    I'm sure they'll change the tethering to the iPad when sales kick in - that'll be to encourage sales of the 3G model.
     
  13. gazzrenn macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    Works a treat (having said that, I still have a 3g Service for the iPad)
     
  14. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    I think what a lot of people aren't realizing is that this tethering that AT&T is talking about wont help iPhone->iPad people at all.

    The iPhone allows bluetooth or USB tethering. Both are NOT supported by the iPad.

    I personally use MyWi on a JB'd iPhone.
     
  15. iBecks macrumors 6502

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    I think this will be my way forward.
     
  16. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Im just kinda worried tho.. With all this new data stuff from AT&T it wouldnt surprise me if they start watching people like hawks. Its not like I MyWi 24/7 tho either.. I dont even go over 1GB per month. Im usually always around wifi..

    Only thing about MyWi is if we go that route, It looks like we will be passing on 4.0 and/or the new iPhone.. for a little while anyways..

    decisions decisions..
     
  17. gazzrenn macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't rely on it for every day tethering. It HAMMERS the iPhone battery.

    Its fine for a backup / emergency, but not for every day use.
     
  18. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    I love when people say that...
    I tethered for an hour before work this morning and it used less than 1/4 of the battery.
    No big deal, now I'm at work so I can charge it if I want.
    People talk about it killing the battery like you will never be around a charger.
    This isnt LOST, most people are around a wall or car charger at some point through the day. Plus i dont see myself sitting somewhere wanting to tether all day anyways..
     
  19. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    The tethering option certainly is tempting after ATT pulls a stunt like this.

    But in the end, I want to minimize exposure to adolescent hackers.
    Just an instinctuall caution :D

    In other words, technically, i can't be sure of what kind of pandora's box i've opened up.

    And also, there's alway the nagging thought in the back of my mind that i'm cheating and could get caught, as unrealistic as this is. :D but it's tempting.

    Can any of you guarantee that i'm not somehow compromising security by jailbreaking? I'd like to hear that.
     
  20. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Thats all im worried about to.
    All I have done is Jailbreak and install MyWi. NOTHING else.
     
  21. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    I'm going to try it out tonight. Had my ipad in work today and Internet access is a sore point!
     
  22. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    so is this free?? I see you have to sign up??
     
  23. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    So I signed up, everything appears to be working, my iPad is connected to my phone but there's nothing happening.
    On my phone it says mywi tethering down 66kb up 34kb
    I'm on wifi channel 9 with no security. What I'm I doing wrong??
     
  24. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    I have mine on Ch6 with security on.. When I have problems I click the "auto fix tethering".... usually does the trick.
    I also noticed the Rock trial version seemed buggier than when I paid for the No Rock version. (although they did have a recent update, that could be the fix to I suppose)
     
  25. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    Ok thanks I'll keep trying. So what's the no rock version? Is that in cydia??
     

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