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  • iPhoneModem with zsrelay - Secure, Solid, and Free


    A few days ago, we showed you iPhoneModem, by Addition. If you like a super quick solution with no security, but a great interface and extreme ease of use, that solution is still a great one, and can be found on our Cydia source as iPhoneModem by Addition. It is shareware, running $9.99.

    Last night we posted iPhoneModem zsrelay - a solution (which actually had the iPhoneModem name first, but didn't release a public beta until after Addition did - for now, the packages have the same name, and are marked as "by Addition" or "zsrelay") which offers SSH encryption, background running of the daemon, and best of all - its completely free.



    Their website has instructions on how to get the Mac app running (its a tad more involved the first time you set it up - you have to go into the settings and put in your iPhone's MAC address, wlan name you'd like to make, and a password for it) - once set up, though, its fully secure and running beautifully.

    From their site:

    HOWTO iPhoneModem on Mac

    Copy iPhoneModem to your Applications folder and launch it. A little iPhone icon will appear in your menu bar - click it. In the new popup menu choose "Setup...". Please fill in all fields exactly. "IP-Address of Mac" is the Address of your mac will use in the ad-hoc network. The last component (after the third dot) can be any value between 1 and 254 except 113, this reserved for the iPhone. "Password of Mac" is the password of the adminstartors account on your Mac (usually your account). "Wlan Name" will be used as the name of new ad-hoc network which you'll use to connect to your iPhone later on. For the WEP encryption enter a 13 character long password in the "Wlan-Password" box. Leave the "Socks Port" as it is. "iPhone root Password" should be clear - by default - is set to alpine and must be changed. To do so open Terminal with your iPhone and mac in the same network. Connect to your iPhone (ssh iphoneip -l root). The command "passwd" will change your root password - be sure to choose a password you remember! Repeat this step to change the password for the mobile user: "passwd mobile", (default here is alpine on fw ( 2.1 and dottie afterward). Finally fill in the MAC address of your iPhone's Wifi interface in the box "iPhone Mac Address". You can find your Wi-Fi Address under Settings > General > About. Save this settings, open the iPhoneModem popup again and choose "start connection...".

    How to run iPhoneModem zsrelay on your iPhone

    Running iPhoneModem zsrelay on your iPhone involves only a few easy steps:
    Install 'iPhoneModem zsrelay' from Cydia.It is hosted on the MMi repository and listed in the 'Networking' section.
    Restart SpringBoard - (optionaly if you want status icons)
    Go into your iPhone preferences and select 'iPhoneModem'.
    Choose your options:
    - 'Insomnia mode': Network connections will be keept alive even when you iPhone is locked (recommended).
    - 'SSH on launch': Start sshd along with zsrelay. This is needed if you want to use ssh for secure tunneling.
    Start iPhoneModem zsrelay - (flip the 'start proxy' switch) If you did restart your springbord a status icon will appear after a few seconds. Depending on your insomnia mode settings this icon is either gray or blue/orange. The colored reminds you that the network keep-alive is active.
    Connect your mac/pc to zsrelay using SOCKS5 on port 1080.
    'Advanced' preferences:The advanced tab contains some additional settings and status information. Here you can disable or enable the status icons and modify the URL used for keeping your outbound GPRS/EDGE/3G connection happy.This page also displays a nice traffic meter on the top so you can keep track on your active connections and data transfers.
    iPhoneModem, Internet für Mac und iPhone
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhoneModem with zsrelay - Secure, Solid, and Free started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 68 Comments
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Quote Originally Posted by deceneu View Post
      AFter some research i found out a VERY easy method of sharring iphone's internet with you notebook. Im not into MAC so i just tested this method in Microsoft Windows Vista. You will be able to use every single application: yahoo messenger , any other time of messenger , internet explorer etc. any application will have internet if you fallow this guide.
      In this below method we will use a software that capture all network traffic from your microsoft running PC and forward the traffic to iphone's socks5 server.

      You need to create an ad-hoc network connection betwen your iphone and your microsoft PC. After having the ad-hoc connection run Iphonemodem software on your iphone . On your microsoft PC install the Software called profixier (go to Proxifier - Bypass firewall and proxy, tunnel connections through an HTTPS and SOCKS proxy). You can use this software for 31 days . After the trial period you ll need to buy it for 39.99$ i guess unless you find a run around method to get it free(lol) After you install the software you need to go to OPTIONS>PROXY SETTINGS> use your iphone's IP and make sure you set the port to 1080. DONE!!!

      You are good to go ...



      P.S. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SET ANYTHING TO ANY PROGRAM . SIMPLY YOU NEED TO RUN PROXIFIER AND THIS SOFTWARE CAPTURES NETWORK TRAFFIC AND FORWARDS IT TO IPHONE'S SOCK5 SERVER USING THE AD-HOC CONNECTION THAT YOU CREATED!

      ENJOY
      Working 100%. Thanks

      At 1st, only Google Chrome would work. No IE7, MSN, Yahoo, nothing else. Drove me crazy for 2-3 hours. So I looked at the open connections with TCPView (from SysInternals). It showed I had additional routing servers installed --- like one from a 3-year old SE910 (MROUTE program for syncing). After killing this and mDNSResponder which had open connections, whoola .. it worked!! Don't know which caused the issue, but I guess neither were really needed. One day I'll test further, maybe...

      And also important, don't change any proxy settings for anything (for me, it was IE7, MSN, and Yahoo). The default --- NO proxies worked. Strange but true.

      I hope somebody finds a FREE version they can post. At $40, it's not worth it for my limited use.

      Mes
    1. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      Quote Originally Posted by deceneu View Post
      AFter some research i found out a VERY easy method of sharring iphone's internet with you notebook. Im not into MAC so i just tested this method in Microsoft Windows Vista. You will be able to use every single application: yahoo messenger , any other time of messenger , internet explorer etc. any application will have internet if you fallow this guide.
      In this below method we will use a software that capture all network traffic from your microsoft running PC and forward the traffic to iphone's socks5 server.

      You need to create an ad-hoc network connection betwen your iphone and your microsoft PC. After having the ad-hoc connection run Iphonemodem software on your iphone . On your microsoft PC install the Software called profixier (go to Proxifier - Bypass firewall and proxy, tunnel connections through an HTTPS and SOCKS proxy). You can use this software for 31 days . After the trial period you ll need to buy it for 39.99$ i guess unless you find a run around method to get it free(lol) After you install the software you need to go to OPTIONS>PROXY SETTINGS> use your iphone's IP and make sure you set the port to 1080. DONE!!!

      You are good to go ...



      P.S. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SET ANYTHING TO ANY PROGRAM . SIMPLY YOU NEED TO RUN PROXIFIER AND THIS SOFTWARE CAPTURES NETWORK TRAFFIC AND FORWARDS IT TO IPHONE'S SOCK5 SERVER USING THE AD-HOC CONNECTION THAT YOU CREATED!

      ENJOY
      It works fine..I ran over my minutes
    1. slacker4_1's Avatar
      slacker4_1 -
      does thos not work for 2.1?? it doesn't show up after i install it from cydia.. i used to have it on 2.0.2 and it odwnload great from cydia now on 2.1 i can't get it to show up on my sb
    1. marcoxyz's Avatar
      marcoxyz -
      Yes it does it is in the Setting Menu...
    1. chunkd's Avatar
      chunkd -
      I can't seem to get this working , I have the havoc network setup and do the test in proxifier and it passes everything ok. But when I try any browser I get outgoing traffic but no incoming traffic.

      Hope someone can help
      thanks in advance
    1. marcoxyz's Avatar
      marcoxyz -
      That looks like Firewall... Open it.

      Ciao Marco
    1. chunkd's Avatar
      chunkd -
      thats what i thought too and wasnt the case
    1. antcuc's Avatar
      antcuc -
      I've tried everything and I just can't seem to get this to work. I've followed the directions perfectly.

      Everything connects, all green checks, it tells me "i am connected to the internet."

      But nothing in Safari.

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    1. whitecookie's Avatar
      whitecookie -
      try open any web page on iPhone safari
    1. antcuc's Avatar
      antcuc -
      i tried that didn't work either thanks for the suggestion
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Quote Originally Posted by antcuc View Post
      i tried that didn't work either thanks for the suggestion
      antcuc, you probably have this working now .... but if not, opening safari gets the carrier ip setup and running (I prefer opening the weather or stocks app --- short and sweet). Once the iphone can connect, then the computer has someplace to go .
    1. antcuc's Avatar
      antcuc -
      No, it still doesn't work. I've tried that again. For kicks I tried it again this morning. Thanks though.
    1. evilP's Avatar
      evilP -
      i dont no wut i am doing wrong but i cant even get past the iphone verification part?
    1. antcuc's Avatar
      antcuc -
      iPhone verification?
    1. pkkaiser's Avatar
      pkkaiser -
      Works great with safari, but cannot get Apple Mail to work...any suggestions?
    1. antcuc's Avatar
      antcuc -
      Quote Originally Posted by antcuc View Post
      I've tried everything and I just can't seem to get this to work. I've followed the directions perfectly.

      Everything connects, all green checks, it tells me "i am connected to the internet."

      But nothing in Safari.

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.
      it only works with safari right now i believe pkkaiser.

      is anyone have the same problems as me?
    1. Shirk's Avatar
      Shirk -
      Hi,

      for all of you reading this:
      Marco and I are working on a solution which will give you a working tether for _all_ your Mac-Apps, not only Safari.
      (plus some other nice features.. maybe one-click setup..?? maybe window$/linux support??)

      But for this we had (and still have) to do some heavy changes to our code base.
      We just don't feel secure enough to release this code jet.

      If you're interested to help us test (and thus speed up the release)
      mailto:
      [email protected] for iPhone-App testing
      [email protected] for Desktop-App testing

      We're terribly sorry for all of you who have experienced problems.
      But without a solid base of testers we aren't able to catch all
      possible bugs in time.

      So please help us!

      Cheers,
      Shirk
    1. mrwooster's Avatar
      mrwooster -
      how do I find out my iPhones ip address for the proxy?

      Ty
    1. Eurisko's Avatar
      Eurisko -
      It automatically sets your iPhone's IP to 192.168.0.113 each time you use it.