TIP: Free up usb port->iphone Tethering

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by justit, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. justit macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone using iphonemodem to tether MBA to iPhone? It may also use less battery since USB port uses more than wifi.
    Here's my speed, is this comparable to your USB cell modems?
     

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  2. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    I recommend PDANet... works w/ more than just http like iPhoneModem.
     
  3. justit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks trying that now as it seems more stable on connect/disconnect. u think the $30 is worth it for reliable use?
     
  4. WPB2 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't count on reliable use from PDAnet. I use it, and its anything but reliable. It is cheap though, thats why I use it.
     
  5. justit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So what's the best out there? Does it become unreliable because 3G drops out?
     
  6. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    It's extremely reliable for me - the only issue I get sometimes is that my computer will decide to disconnect from the wifi network. Reconnecting it brings back the internet. I can use all the ports, do all of my work remotely, etc. It's a great app and worth the $30. I've had it for a few months and it seems to get updated a couple times per month - so it's only getting better, which is nice.
     
  7. WPB2 macrumors 6502a

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    To be honest I had a EVDO Rev A. USB modem from sprint, and it was awesome. Fast and reliable, and I used it with my MBA. I got an iPhone and decided to drop the Sprint modem, and download PDAnet. It does work, but is is not near as reliable as the Sprint modem. That is what I mean about cheap. THe Sprint modem was $60.00 a month, wheras PDAnet is $30.00 total.
     
  8. justit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Sprint seirra wireless 595U and it's $90/mo. and was thinking of just dropping it for PDAnet. Do you find the Sprint speed to be the same? better?
    If its considerably better, I'll install it on the MBA.
     
  9. AIRniloc macrumors regular

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    anyone using PDAnet have their up/down speeds?
     
  10. SummerBoy macrumors regular

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    I'm using pdanet and I get 1200kb down / 300 up average
     
  11. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Wow those are great speeds - where do you live?
     
  12. ninjadex macrumors 6502

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    What? It says right under his name, "Location:Mars". :)
     

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