Which tethering program do you use?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by microcolt, Aug 11, 2010.

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Which tethering program do you use?

  1. iTether

    10 vote(s)
    7.1%
  2. MyWi

    86 vote(s)
    61.4%
  3. PDANet

    15 vote(s)
    10.7%
  4. Other

    29 vote(s)
    20.7%
  1. microcolt macrumors regular

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    I just wanted to get an idea of what most of you people out there are using to get past the AT&T fees($45+etc.) and keep there unlimited data plan and there phones battery life optimal.

    I hear iTether is awesome and then I hear MyWi is even better. So which is it?
     
  2. saxon48 macrumors 6502a

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  3. microcolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    How is the battery life on the phone?(3G,3GS,iP4)
     
  4. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    I use PDAnet on my Motorola Droid. I imagine it works very similarly on the iphone.
     
  5. Looon macrumors 6502a

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    PDAnet because mywi wont work with my iphone for some reason
     
  6. microcolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Whats the battery life like on your iPhone(3G,3GS,iP4)?
     
  7. Looon macrumors 6502a

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    3gs
    I only use pdanet in usb mode though
     
  8. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    get mywi to work somehow. so much better
     
  9. igeoffi macrumors member

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    I don't use/need any of the extra features offered by the above apps so the commcenter patch works just fine for me.
     
  10. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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    This. I don't really have a use for a Wi-Fi hotspot as the only thing I would tether would be my computer. If I have that, I have my sync cable, too, so MyWi is a waste of $20 for me.
     
  11. aohus macrumors 68000

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    mywi is crap. go for iTether. just released. you get better battery life than what mywi does to your ip4 battery life.
     
  12. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    I use myWi...guess because thats why everyone talks about on here

    can PDANet and iTether make hotspots??
     
  13. mainomega macrumors 6502

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    Where can I download itether and pdanet ?
    I have cydia but I didn't see it there
     
  14. aohus macrumors 68000

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    i don't believe itether is out yet? not sure. check in cydia. has to be there. author of program is at ibluever.blogspot.com

    for pdanet, just go to the company's webpage.
     
  15. iamthekiller macrumors 6502a

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    MyWi is clearly the best. This isn't even a discussion. If you favor something else over it, you're just a cheapskate.
     
  16. MiRod407 macrumors member

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    MyWi 4.0, because its free.
     
  17. mlts22 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a new contract, so I do the lazy-man's method -- flip tethering to "on" under Settings.
     
  18. outphase macrumors 65816

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    It's not free after 10 days.
     
  19. maturola macrumors 68040

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    They are a little different too, for some people one would always be better than the other one, MyWi is a mobile hotspot (so if you want to connect multiple devices at the same time, this would be your choice), I tether works great if you have an iPad, better battery life for your phone and your iPad while tethering over Bluetooth, if you are tethering a laptop, pdanet may be a better choice, you would want to use the USB tether while paying less for the application.

    In my case, I think I am geting both, iTether and MyWi (once they release the Rock free version). I can use iTether when only suing my iPad, and them use MyWi when using my laptop + iPad.
     
  20. microcolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I downloaded MyWi so i've got it now.

    I have to say it's pretty impressive, I'm going to try the other ones(iTether, PDANet) tomorrow and see how those go but I guess so far my vote is on MyWi.
     
  21. weespeed macrumors 6502

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    If you have an iPad you need to use MyWi to tether, which sucks. Because you have to install Rock to use it. And Rock sucks.
     
  22. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    Native via Commcenter Hacking. Have iPad 3G so I don't need iTether ;)

    Not a big fan of Rock and until MyWi stopped forcing me to install that steaming pile of ****, I will always use other method.
    (This applies to My3G too... I use 3G unrestrictor which also works with Facetime over 3G)
     
  23. Shanewilliams macrumors 6502a

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    +1! after a few days of trying to use mywi, I finally deleted it and rock. I did the commcenter hack last night and it works perfectly, not to mention far better battery life!
     
  24. GunBlazerX macrumors member

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    Most people need tethering on their phones for their non-3g iPad. IF you choose anything but itether for this purpose you are tripping balls
     
  25. err404 macrumors 68020

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    I prefer MyWi 4 for it's flexibility. Battery usage is much better under with version 4, but I admit that it's still a little bit buggy.
     

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