tethering apps for windows?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Ryvius819, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Ryvius819 macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2008
    I jailbreaked my phone so I can tether with it, however, the only app on cyndia "iphonemodem" only have instructions for the mac. Is there a way to tether my iphone with windows?
  2. Asha'man macrumors newbie


    Jul 15, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    As best I can tell, there are lots of options, but they are all essentially the same thing. And every one seems to require about 3-4 manual steps.

    1. Have the PC create an ad-hoc WiFi network.
    2. Tell the iPhone to join the PC's ad-hoc network.
    3. Run something on the iPhone that acts as a SOCKS Proxy
    4. Configure your PC's web browser (firefox) to use the SOCKS Proxy on the iPhone

    Step 3 appears to have about 3 choices:
    1. 3Proxy is a Socks app in Cydia. You can launch it from a command line on the iPhone using a terminal app, or you can use BossPrefs to create a button that will start & stop it. 3Proxy and BossPrefs are both free.
    2. iPhoneModem in Cydia appears to just put a GUI in front of a Socks proxy, this is shareware and they are asking $10 to register.
    3. there is a 2nd application in Cydia that is also named iPhoneModem, it appears to put a GUI in front of a Socks proxy, but also includes 'insomnia' to keep the network alive when the phone screen is off. This one is free.

    If you can complete these steps manually, then nothing else is needed on the PC side. I managed to get this working the other day, and should be able to set it back up in a few minutes.

    Edit: I found this document useful, as I was missing a setting in firefox trying to get it to use the socks proxy correctly: http://www.iphonemodem.com/firefoxGuide.pdf
  3. RobLikesBrunch macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2008
    NetShare...you can still "aquire" it. But it's still a bitch to set up....look at the YouTube tutorials.

    I'm actually using it right now :)
  4. navigates macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    It hasn't been documented much around here but I've found out that there is one mentod that is VERY SIMPLE and works flawless for windows:

    Use Iphone Tunnel Suite 2.7

    For tethering, do the following:

    Connect iphone using usb to pc
    start itunnel suite. Click on itunnel and then iconnect
    then start proxifier. Note: You have to have setup proxifier with as proxy
    then on iphone install the following through cydia (onetime)
    openssh and insomnia
    start insomnia (keeps iphone internet connection on)
    start cydia. This will implicitly start openssh

    you should be connected. No need to install proxy or anyother tools on iphone. In my opinion this is the cleanest way to tether the iphone successfully. Hope this helps.
  5. hotshotharry macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2007
    under the network proxies tab there was some writing in the box at the bottom - bypass proxy settings for these hosts and domains that was causing my greif, *.local, 169.254/16 i believe these were also in the firfox no proxy box.

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