Unable to tether with 3.1.2 and windows xp

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bigjimz, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. bigjimz macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have an iphone 3gs running 3.1.2 and my home computer is running windows xp sp3 with itunes 9.0.2. I had internet tethering working by installing "mms and tethering settings" from the sinfuliphone repo from cydia and I was able to tether to my pc using both 3g/edge and wifi over a usb connection. I had to reinstall windows xp and now my tethering does not work. When I turn on tethering I get a message saying "fatal error during install" for the apple mobile device ethernet driver and the driver fails to install. I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling itunes as well as just the apple mobile device installer itself. I have itunnel but I want to figure out why normal tethering from my phone (without the use of itunnel) does not work. Just to emphasize that it was working until I reinstalled windows xp. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    On some machines I plug in my iPhone with tethering turned on and nothing happens. Found out that if I install the junefabricks pdanet desktop client then the computer recognizes the iPhone as an Internet mobile device.
     
  3. bigjimz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just tried that and it didn't work. There is something wrong with the apple mobile device ethernet driver. I don't want to use pdanet or itunnel, I just want to be able to tether without any additional software. It was working until I had to reinstall windows xp and I have no idea how to fix it. Any ideas? I've tried all the usual (reboot, restore, reinstall itunes, etc...).
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  5. bigjimz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is not an option so I need to get it working with XP. It was working before. That's why it's so frustrating.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It has something to do with the iPhone driver installed on your computer, not an iPhone issue.
    See if you can delete and reinstall it thru device manager.
     

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