What are my tethering options?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mrl72, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. mrl72 macrumors regular

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    I'm going on vacation tomorrow and need mobile data access for 7 days. Have been considering various options including EVDO, Sierra 3G cards, and of course the iPhone. For the iPhone what is the better tethering solution? The latest tethering hack or a Jailbroken phone using something like PDANet? Also I need the access on a Windows Netbook, not a mac. I also have the regular 3G iPhone with 3.0 firmware.

    Cheers.
     
  2. iphonesrq macrumors 6502

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    I tether mine all the time using PDAnet works great!
     
  3. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    I've used pdanet and the exploit in the 3.0 firmware. Both work great.
     
  4. mrl72 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does the carrier profile hack work on Windows though? I'm sure I read somewhere that you can only tether to a mac.
     
  5. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    It might be Mac only I've never tired to use it to tether to a windows machine so I don't know.
     
  6. mrl72 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Decided to go with the Jailbroken option. Here's a question: I created an ad-hoc wireless network on my PC. Went to iPhone and selected wi-fi then connect to the ad-hoc wirless network and connected successfully. On my laptop it says "Connected, signal: excellent". Here's the thing, I can surf the internet no problem but I haven't even started PDANet yet, how can this be?
     
  7. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    As soon as your iPhone connects to the laptop via Device to Device, PDANet works in the background. When you open PDANet you should see the data being used.
     
  8. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    Hmm I never knew this I always thought you had to keep pdanet open to keep the connection alive.
     

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