Using Iphone to connect laptop to internet!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rococo, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Rococo macrumors newbie

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    I currently have a Motorola V3xx that I can use the SIM card in conjunction with a 3g wireless air card on my laptop to access the internet. In talking to the ATT store, they said that if I were to get an Iphone, I could not continue to get online this way... they're best recommendation would be to get an Iphone, pay for the PDA plan with it, then open a new line, pay for the media package again, and use that just to get online- basically, not a financially feasible plan for me.

    I read recently of an app that was available, then pulled, that could enable me to use the Iphone to get my computer online- does anyone know if that app (or something like it) is available, or if there is a way to do this so that I can have my Iphone, and use my computer too?
     
  2. gcmexico macrumors 6502a

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    the app was called Netshare..it's only available in the UK site now...if you jailbreak your iphone...you should be able to tether it to your laptop
     
  3. logicpro7 macrumors 6502a

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    Its not on the UK site, unless i am missing something? :D
     
  4. Rococo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, is it do-able for an Iphone newbie?? Or do I need to be pretty tech savvy to figure it out? Is there any other way to get that app?
     
  5. philgilder macrumors 68000

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  6. Rococo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great, thanks!

    In terms of this "jailbroken" Iphone- how is that accomplished- is it something anyone can do, or something I have to send the phone out to someone to do?

    Also, has anyone used this with ATT network- any problems with billing/charges?

    Edited to add- I have a PC laptop- will that negate this whole thing?
     
  7. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    you're new so i will not flame you

    please search about how to jailbreak your phone... basically most will not recommend it because your chance of making your phone non-functioning goes way up... and it voids your warranty


    I was talking with an apple employee and apparently apple purchased the software and will be offering it... for a price
     
  8. noall666 macrumors newbie

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    Ok so I have 1 slight problem and another question. The instructions are great by the way on the iclarified site....But my wireless card has malfunctioned on my mac. so I use a dlink usb device for wifi. so its a bit difficult to create the peer to peer network. also. isnt this using the wirelees on the laptop to connect to the iphone, without wires.... isnt there a way to do this via the iphone being connected with the cable.. maybe this would be faster???
    any help?
     
  9. Mindgames macrumors member

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    there is no need for even jailbreaking ur phone to use tethering. There are many tutorials out there even for noobs. :D
     

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