Tethering & Torrents?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by AT&T Blackmail, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. AT&T Blackmail macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2011
    I read about AT&T Blackmailing Unlimited Data (tethering) users into tiered plans last week, so I switched my tethering app from MyWi to PDAnet ("hide usage").

    This morning, on my tethered laptop, I went to download a torrent file and NONE of my torrents will start or see peers. ALL my other usual web usage appears to be operating normally. I only download a torrent once a week, so i don't know when the error started, to figure out what caused it. I tried two versions of Transmission for the torrents, that previously worked fine.

    Can anybody else confirm that their torrents WILL download on computer, via PDAnet tethered AT&T iP4 w/Unlimited Data? FYI, I have NOT received any tethering warnings via sms or email from #ATTfail.

    Things I DO NOT want to see in replies:
    -your opinion on tethering, etc.
    -your opinion on the #ATTfail blackmail, etc.
    -your opinion on Unlimited Data, etc.
    -your opinion on torrents, etc.
    -that you don't know how to spell, or use correct grammar, or hate this, that, or the other thing.
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Have you tried mywi?
  3. AT&T Blackmail thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2011
    1st try: MyWi doesn't work either.
    2nd try: MyWi DOES work. (WTF?)

    So why doesn't it work on PDAnet? I'd much rather be using "hide my usage" PDAnet, than MyWi (even though MyWi is far superior in connection, reconnection, reliability, everything else, etc.).
  4. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2010
    Canadian Eh!
    Sounds like a good feature suggestion to MyWi creators.
  5. drummr macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2011
    I would guess that the "hide usage" feature is blocking ports needed to use torrents in an effort to "hide usage". Kinda hard to seem like you are using data on your phone when you are downloading a movie on port 24898...:rolleyes:
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    The so called PdaNet's "hide my usage" doesnt really hide much.
    People that used it got caught by AT&T too so IMO its nothing more than a gimick and doesnt mask anything.
  7. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    Agreed, You cannot hide the fact that you are tethering. There is information transmitted in the data packet that identifies individual devices and hence they are able to determine that you are using multiple different devices.

    I am not talking about IP addresses here.
  8. wpotere Guest

    Oct 7, 2010
    LOL, if you are downloading torrents, they can see the traffic running on those ports and will know you are tethering at that point. You won't be able to hide anything, it is their network.

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