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  • Easily Enable Tethering on 3.0 via iPhone Safari!
    So if you haven't already discovered tethering is working on iPhone firmware 3.0 (even for AT&T). You can enable AT&T tethering via a simple .ipcc (download AT&T.ipcc) update via iTunes OR you can make it happen in an even easier manner via Safari on your iPhone!

    BenM.at is hosting TONS of iPhone tethering configuration files for many many networks across various countries.

    Simply browse to help.BenM.at/help.php via Safari on your iPhone



    Select Mobileconfigs



    Select Country



    Select Provider



    Select install



    Select Install Now



    Select Done



    That's it, Now just browse to Settings->General->Network->Internet Tethering->On and you have tethering.



    Note: at the time of this writing tethering is still working for AT&T even though they said it would not work. Here's hoping that AT&T doesn't prevent this overnight!

    thx to iClarified for pointing out BenM.at
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Easily Enable Tethering on 3.0 via iPhone Safari! started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 202 Comments
    1. macfan4life's Avatar
      macfan4life -
      Quote Originally Posted by Prieto_69 View Post
      when switching it on and off it said additional usage charges may apply. anybody knows if my bill is gonna come out $50,000?
      Just got off the phone with a AT&T rep because i looked at my data charges and noticed that it said wap.cingular instead of phone for data usage and he told me that I was ok since I have unlimited data plan. who hoo !!
    1. Digitol's Avatar
      Digitol -
      When I did this with my first generation iphone, it killed my VisualVoicemail. Go in to the settings on your phone and remove the profile&restart to revert. -Digitol-
    1. sLevin1fo's Avatar
      sLevin1fo -
      This works great! I'm work for att as a national retailer. So I don't pay for the iPhone Plan. When I did the update. It disabled my internet. When I would go to safari. A window popped up saying, "You don't have a data plan." But when I did this install. It fixed my internet. I can now browse safari, youtube, and etc.

      Thanks Guys!!!!!
    1. mikdiamon's Avatar
      mikdiamon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Digitol View Post
      When I did this with my first generation iphone, it killed my VisualVoicemail. Go in to the settings on your phone and remove the profile&restart to revert. -Digitol-
      killed mine for a sec too, but after a few it prompted for my password again and both tethering and vvm are fine now. (3GS)
    1. mergedown's Avatar
      mergedown -
      See a few folks asking about the missing the Cellular Data Network setting. Tethering works on a jailbroken 3.0 3G phone. I have the camera icon in SMS, but I don't have the ability to edit the Cellular settings.

      Anyone else have this?
    1. Popple3's Avatar
      Popple3 -
      *sigh* No tethering on the 2G... What bull... Better get out my 3 year old Sony Ericsson dumbphone then

      As much as I love my iPhone, some things are just stupid... Hopefully someone will successfully port tethering (and maybe MMS) to the 2G
    1. Creative911's Avatar
      Creative911 -
      Hello, have anyone else got the tethering to connect, but receive a self assigned IP Address from the phone?
    1. minitrk's Avatar
      minitrk -
      thanks guys!!!! mms and tethering works great!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by mergedown View Post
      See a few folks asking about the missing the Cellular Data Network setting. Tethering works on a jailbroken 3.0 3G phone. I have the camera icon in SMS, but I don't have the ability to edit the Cellular settings.

      Anyone else have this?
      you need to install the ippc file using itunes 8.2 pre-release
    1. rickeyd87's Avatar
      rickeyd87 -
      I noticed that tethering with AT&T only works when iTunes is installed. Is there a way around this, or am I the only one having this problem.
    1. WaLLy3K's Avatar
      WaLLy3K -
      It kinda sucks that you can't tether a wifi connection to a PC without a wireless network adaptor. I tried it and my IP was my Optus one and not my ISP's.
    1. iPhoenix3g's Avatar
      iPhoenix3g -
      Quote Originally Posted by minitrk View Post
      thanks guys!!!! mms and tethering works great!!!



      you need to install the ippc file using itunes 8.2 pre-release

      I know a work around if you a mac user, this allows you to use custom ippc files with itunes 8.2 simply open terminal enter the command.

      defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool TRUE

      And its works just fine with any ippc but anyway my question is does anyone have the ippc file for t-mobile uk? I'm currenly using a o2 sim and works fine with tethering using the updated ippc file. If anyone has a link or wants to message me the t-mobile uk file that would be amazing thanks in advance.

      Cheers!
    1. Thepogcbr900rr's Avatar
      Thepogcbr900rr -
      Quote Originally Posted by cash7c3 View Post
      So if you haven't already discovered tethering is working on iPhone firmware 3.0 (even for AT&T). You can enable AT&T tethering via a simple .ipcc (download AT&T.ipcc) update via iTunes OR you can make it happen in an even easier manner via Safari on your iPhone!

      BenM.at is hosting TONS of iPhone tethering configuration files for many many networks across various countries.

      Simply browse to help.BenM.at/help.php via Safari on your iPhone



      Select Mobileconfigs



      Select Country



      Select Provider



      Select install



      Select Install Now



      Select Done



      That's it, Now just browse to Settings->General->Network->Internet Tethering->On and you have tethering.



      Note: at the time of this writing tethering is still working for AT&T even though they said it would not work. Here's hoping that AT&T doesn't prevent this overnight!

      thx to iClarified for pointing out BenM.at
      This does NOT work on tmobile.
    1. Creative911's Avatar
      Creative911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Creative911 View Post
      Hello, have anyone else got the tethering to connect, but receive a self assigned IP Address from the phone?
      Ok, I was able to fix this issue... to let everyone or anyone who ever run into this issue... if you have PDANET installed on your iphone even after upgrading to 3.0, verify that the router is off, because that was actually giving my phone a 169.254.x.x ip address instead of one from the phone itself in which should turn to a 192.168.x.x . So just becarefull of that due to this had me working my brain for almost 2 nights now on what was wrong.

      P.S. I actually repost to this using the tethering from the iphone... I also notice that the phone will keep you connected in sleep mode as well. I notice with pdanet, after a while in sleep mode you will loose connection and charging... was worthless cause it still eats away at your battery life very fast. Compared to the iPhone... I notice tethering this way it's actually charging the phone and not eating it away, but I will keep my eye on it and update due to that phone is halfway charged at the moment.

      Minitrk, I notice you said you are able to get mms working, are you able to send mms messages? The reason I ask this is because I also installed the ippc file using itunes, I'm able to see the cellular data network and also edit it, but not sure what is suppose to be the correct settings, cause I'm unable to send mms messages. Any info on your data or help with be greatly appreciated or anyone else in this case...

      Quote Originally Posted by minitrk View Post
      thanks guys!!!! mms and tethering works great!!!



      you need to install the ippc file using itunes 8.2 pre-release
    1. Sirhc35's Avatar
      Sirhc35 -
      Don't know if this has already been posted, couldn't see it in this thread anyways. But help.BenM.at has been updated and it now allows you to create your own mobile config files. I tried it and it worked... this method leads to no VVM problems what so ever because you enter the settings before hand. I think the VVM APN is acds.voicemail, you leave username and password blank.
    1. <Ryan>'s Avatar
      <Ryan> -
      Should I just use it and if I get a bill for it just say I never setup tethering?
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      They can tell and prove you were tethering, lying would just get you in more trouble.

      Again, the only way you'll end up with a big bill if you get caught is if you abuse the hell out of tethering. Keep your usage light and you'll go by unnoticed.
    1. Kaatje's Avatar
      Kaatje -
      After trying this on my new iPhone 3G[S], I have lost 3G networking, switching on Internet Tethering results in the iTunes Syncing. Turning off Internet Tethering results in iTunes Syncing again.

      The skinny here is DO NOT TRY THIS UNLESS YOU WANT TO SCREW UP YOUR PHONE!
    1. CUBBIEblue16's Avatar
      CUBBIEblue16 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Paige View Post
      After trying this on my new iPhone 3G[S], I have lost 3G networking, switching on Internet Tethering results in the iTunes Syncing. Turning off Internet Tethering results in iTunes Syncing again.

      The skinny here is DO NOT TRY THIS UNLESS YOU WANT TO SCREW UP YOUR PHONE!
      I can tell you now, this doesnt happen. I have used the tethering option and I can promise you, it works GREAT!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Prieto_69 View Post
      when switching it on and off it said additional usage charges may apply. anybody knows if my bill is gonna come out $50,000?
      Probably.

      Here in the UK O2 charge 14/ month for 3Gb of data for tethering - if they charge you by the Mb then $50,000 is about right.
    1. kminatta's Avatar
      kminatta -
      i get a "Restricted URL..." message when i click on the "Download" settings for USA (AT&T). i have checked all my Safari settings, and they are at the default settings. any ideas?