Tethering

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  1. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Has there been a means to tether the iPhone 3G created yet?

    Thanks
     
  2. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Nope... There was a way to do it with a jailbroken 1st gen iPhone, but it required complicated stuff like setting up a proxy server on the phone. I don't think there was that demand for such an app with edge being so slow. However, I'm really hoping that with the 3G iPhone out there, someone releases a tethering utility. Honestly, I don't care if I have to pay for an official app or jailbreak my phone - either is fine with me. I just want this functionality.
     
  3. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

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    This was the first thing I tried the night I got home with my 3G iPhone and the most the BT connection would find is a storage device, my son was telling me that they locked this out in the BT connection and even AT&T said there would be NO TETHERING with the 3G device.

    HTH
    Michael
     
  4. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Um, obviously - that's why we're waiting for a 3rd party tethering solution. It is neither advertised nor supported out of the box. We're waiting for a hack or something.
     
  5. buzzfgo macrumors member

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    Or you could just buy a data card and swap the sim chip. Works pretty good. Just tested my connection speed with it and was getting 178kps on the edge network. Great for world of warcraft.. :)
     
  6. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Wow while that is sort of inconvenient, I never even thought of that - great idea... I'll have to mull that for a while. Although if the dumb phone could tether, I wouldn't have to mull :cool:
     
  7. Aperture thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, could you elaborate a bit? What exactly is a data card? Would doing this cause a red flag for AT&T that you're using it as such?
     
  8. Dontdothat317 macrumors member

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    A data card is the Expresscard / Expansion slot card for a laptop that connects solely to a 3G/EDGE network and gets you online. Here is some info:
    http://www.wireless.att.com/businesscenter/solutions/wireless-laptop/modem-cards.jsp

    That sounds like a great idea, but you have to remember that the data plan for your 3G Iphone is NOT for tethering, so abnormal use of data might result in the disconnection of your service... although I would risk it myself haha :D
     
  9. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    get the sierra 881 usb card. works great just get one unlocked on ebay for 100 bucks. dont abuse the service though and make sure you follow these settings:

    Just download the Sierra Wireless watcher software off their website and when asked for settings:

    APN: wap.cingular
    username: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
    password: CINGULAR1

    Cheers.

    Website:
    http://www.sierrawireless.com/suppor...px?id=4,13,1,2

    If anyone says use the ISP settings (oppose WAP), please don't; those are for laptop connect customers and you may get charged data $.10 per KB. Also everything is case-sensitive.
     
  10. vicfalc09 macrumors member

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    Does it have to be unlocked to use it with the iPhone sim??
     
  11. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Thanks so much for this great information. I'm going to wait a couple months to see if the jailbreak community can come up with an official tethering solution or if ATT/Apple decide to offer some sort of official way to do it (i don't mind paying for it). If I can do it by tethering, I will - otherwise, I'll go ahead and grab this card you mention. Thanks!
     
  12. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    no problem:cool: Im using mine right now at starbucks. really zippy.

    here are the speeds Im getting

    [​IMG]

    remember to only use it for browsing and small email files etc. big downloads could end up costing you. I think they have a 5 Gb soft limit, which is tough to break but still.
     
  13. The General macrumors 601

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  14. cueball73 macrumors newbie

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    confirmation?

    can you and others confirm that this is actually working?

    this is the single feature holding me up from getting an iPhone 3G.

    thanks!

     
  15. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Setting up the SOCKS proxy DOES work, but it's really inconvenient every time you want to connect to the internet, having to mess w/ your network settings like that. I'm hoping for someone to release a more typical tethering solution.
     
  16. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    also, that kind of tethering is sooooo slow compared to using an unlocked data card
     
  17. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    I think so otherwise you need to pay the extra cost for a data plan
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    How would AT&T know that you used your SIM that way?
     
  19. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    they dont check IMEI, if you download large files they will notice the abnormal use and flag your account but if you are just doing some emailing/web browsing you are fine
     
  20. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    Which package should i download from cydia..... to be my proxy server?

    Also is cydia a replacement for installer.app?
     
  21. sotied macrumors regular

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    OK. Let me clarify this process so I understand it. And please correct me if I have this wrong.

    1 - get a new iphone with a data plan
    2 - buy an unlocked USB modem that works on ATT
    3 - use that modem to surf and send email by entering your iPhone info in the connection settings for that unlocked USB modem
    4 - Surf gently and you should be OK

    *And this would alleviate trying to tether the iPhone?

    I currently have a Macbook and use a Verizon USB720 to surf. I want to buy an iPhone but am stalled because I NEED to have either tethering or connectivity through the laptop.

    If this ATT modem move works, then I can ditch Verizon and still get access.

    Is that right.
     
  22. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    no you have to actually remove the sim from the iphone and put it in the data card for it to work
     
  23. pj rage macrumors 6502

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    I definitely worry about AT&T if I illegally tether. I don't want my service canceled! I know it's probably a low risk if you're careful, but I really don't want a useless iphone. I guess you could always hope that it's unlocked at that point and you can try t-mobile next, but still.

    I would happily pay some nominal fee per month to allow me to tether using either an official app or a data card. I'm thinking for $10 (more per month) or less I would probably do it. Any more and I just wouldn't use it enough to justify it.
     
  24. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    It works for me and was really easy to do :) I'm tethered atm.

    I used this guide

    [​IMG]
    (this is the result from my MacBook btw)

    www.inetworktest.com on my phone shows 457.1 kbps (2/5 signal on O2 3G network)

    but it works and no takin sim out of my phone :)
     
  25. cueball73 macrumors newbie

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    Dan

    just to be extra clear here...

    you are using an iPhone 3G?

    and you used the new 2.0 jailbreak app?

    and installed OPEN SSH?

    hate to ask all these things, but i want to be sure before I go ahead and leave Verizon after 11 years!

    thanks


     

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