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  • Tethering on 3.1 - MyWi 3.1.8


    Folks have been waiting for tethering on 3.1.x, and it's available now with the 3.1.8 release of MyWi.app. MyWi is a Rock.app application we've mentioned before, which runs $9.99 to purchase. It comes with a free trial. The nice thing about the tethering? Not only does it work on 3.1 firmware, it runs on the iPhone 2G just as smoothly as the iPhone 3G/3G[S] (of course at a slower speed, since the 2G obviously only runs EDGE).

    Version 3.1.8 is now available from the Rock App.. All trials which have occurred before are being reset as well, so folks are getting a full trial regardless as of this release.



    Features are the same as before, but now with 3.1.x and iPhone 2G covered as well:
    • Create WiFi Hotspot to connect mutiple laptops or mobile devices to share your iPhone''s internet connection
    • 40 bit and 104 bit WEP Security to prevent others from accessing your WiFi HotSpot
    • Ability to enable USB and Bluetooth Tethering on your iPhone as well
    • Uses less battery and much faster then PdaNet due to native routing
    • Broadcasts the Network Name (SSID) - no need to fuss with creating an adhoc network on your laptop
    • Shows up and down bandwith usage

    RockYourPhone
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Tethering on 3.1 - MyWi 3.1.8 started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 176 Comments
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      wow! looks good, biig help for me and my iphone 2g .... getting it now!
    1. thu6's Avatar
      thu6 -
      ugh requires rock to be installed too? cant i have just the app without some **** ill never use installed as well?
    1. rryyddeerr's Avatar
      rryyddeerr -
      latest update still doesnt work for me. it keeps having to reboot and never even establishes a network. glad to be a guinea pig though. no, really, its no problem. i have nothing better to do.

      funky thing though. when i install it, 3g shits the bed and i get no internet access. so, i reinstall carrier settings from while back to get it to work again. then, when i open settings/general/network/internet tethering, and click "ON", tethering starts up without having to use mywi at all. sounds like mywi just uses a back door to the same functionality that att is saying apple cant use right now. pretty smart. if it would ever work, that is.
    1. jaxon1023's Avatar
      jaxon1023 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rryyddeerr View Post
      latest update still doesnt work for me. it keeps having to reboot and never even establishes a network. glad to be a guinea pig though. no, really, its no problem. i have nothing better to do.
      same here
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      If you read the latest notes on MyWi, you see they recommend you update to 3.1 or 3.1.2, which neither of you guys are on. Just saying...
    1. rryyddeerr's Avatar
      rryyddeerr -
      Quote Originally Posted by metaserph View Post
      If you read the latest notes on MyWi, you see they recommend you update to 3.1 or 3.1.2, which neither of you guys are on. Just saying...
      on 3.1.2
      its a no go.
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Quote Originally Posted by thu6 View Post
      ugh requires rock to be installed too? cant i have just the app without some **** ill never use installed as well?
      Quitcherbitchin. RockApp takes a whole minute, if that, to install. And it's not complicated. It's just like downloading another app you've downloaded from Cydia.

      MyWi is completely worth the RockApp download. And turns out, RockApp is a lot faster and nicer looking than Cydia. If you're up for change, you may well switch to installing apps with RockApp over Cydia. You can download most, if not all, apps you find in Cydia through RockApp.

      Quote Originally Posted by psuskeels View Post
      Ok for folks who have a connection - but not being able to surf:
      1) We've release 3.1.10 to further help the dns issue.
      2) Please upgrade to 3.1/3.1.2 - it's more stable then 3.0 for tethering via WiFi.

      Thanks all again for your feedback. Based on sales - it's working well for many!
      So far, 3.1.10 did the trick. It's working great now! Thanks.

      Posted on a PC through iPhone 3GS (3.1.2) with MyWi 3.1.10 on AT&T in Covington, LA.
    1. mmike70's Avatar
      mmike70 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rryyddeerr View Post
      latest update still doesnt work for me. it keeps having to reboot and never even establishes a network. glad to be a guinea pig though. no, really, its no problem. i have nothing better to do.

      funky thing though. when i install it, 3g shits the bed and i get no internet access. so, i reinstall carrier settings from while back to get it to work again. then, when i open settings/general/network/internet tethering, and click "ON", tethering starts up without having to use mywi at all. sounds like mywi just uses a back door to the same functionality that att is saying apple cant use right now. pretty smart. if it would ever work, that is.
      I noticed the same thing. I'm on a 3gs with OS3.1 on t-mobile and after installing mywi and watching it crash a few times I went into network settings and the system tether option was back that I had in version 3.0.1 and that works perfectly. So what am I missing here by using that, tethering over wifi? If so then no big deal.
    1. rryyddeerr's Avatar
      rryyddeerr -
      Quote Originally Posted by mmike70 View Post
      I noticed the same thing. I'm on a 3gs with OS3.1 on t-mobile and after installing mywi and watching it crash a few times I went into network settings and the system tether option was back that I had in version 3.0.1 and that works perfectly. So what am I missing here by using that, tethering over wifi? If so then no big deal.
      my worry with this is that the phone will begin to keep track of and report the difference between iphone internet use and tethered use. if this means a huge phone bill, then its not worth it.
    1. mmike70's Avatar
      mmike70 -
      That's true. I'm not sure how AT&T tracks this but I've been tethering on t-mobile for years now and even though it's only edge, it does the job when I need it and I've already missed it after going to 3.1. Never had to pay more than $2.99 a month for data and that includes roaming throughout the US and Europe. It's one of those deals that have to end at some point but I'll enjoy it while I can!
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      A comment in general, I don't think tethering was meant to replace your regular internet access where access is available. The option of using your cell phone as a modem is for temporary use and definitely not for high data volume use like d/ling movies or online gaming, though it can be used this way if you choose. So yeah, if you're abusing the option then there will be charges, I am sure.
      On the other hand I also see that if I am paying for unlimited data plan, I should be able to use this plan as I see fit, tethering included. My thinking is that the tethering monitoring is due to the network infrastructure, as it is, would not be able to handle the traffic is everyone decided to tether and discard their internet access from isp's. My two pennies...
    1. linedpaper's Avatar
      linedpaper -
      On 3.1.2 and not working for me either. Back to PDAnet until the issues are resolved. I actually just purchased PDAnet earlier this week because I thought Mywi was never coming back, but apparently I was wrong...but it still doesn't work...back to PDAnet...it works!
    1. cmwade77's Avatar
      cmwade77 -
      I'm on 3.1.2 as well and it's currently not working for me, I will play some more with it this weekend, but if this continues, I will just downgrade to 3.0 and use carrier settings until someone comes out with a better solution as PDANet is also no where near stable enough to use.
    1. linedpaper's Avatar
      linedpaper -
      PDAnet has been working just fine for me on 3.1.2, but it's a bit of a pain to get everything up and running. I was just able to get Mywi working on my 3g. I had to re-save all the settings, so I changed some settings, changed them back and it worked. Thinking that maybe it was something with the old settings I had in there, maybe try that, let me know if it works for anyone else too.
    1. meda903's Avatar
      meda903 -
      Does AT&T charge extra for tethering yet?? if i install this will it use my data plan or will i be charged
    1. Sowhatu's Avatar
      Sowhatu -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheSkepticalGuy View Post
      Are you kiding me? Cydia loads really slow and Rock App Loads faster then Cydia and Icy.

      cydia has a whack more releases and stuff to download and import into itself.
      once "if" rock app gets as popular and JAM PACKED as cydia is now... we'll see just how "fast" rock app loads.
    1. Mpfredrick's Avatar
      Mpfredrick -
      This is a really great app. Works really well and smooth. Was on a road trip and plugged my iphone into a dock then turned this app on. 3 ipod touches connected to it and my buddies were messing around on Facebook within seconds.
    1. linedpaper's Avatar
      linedpaper -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sowhatu View Post
      cydia has a whack more releases and stuff to download and import into itself.
      once "if" rock app gets as popular and JAM PACKED as cydia is now... we'll see just how "fast" rock app loads.
      rock app does load apps from apt now as well and still loads faster than cydia. it has most of the same apps, but you can't get the ones that you have to pay for in cydia.
    1. Mpfredrick's Avatar
      Mpfredrick -
      The rock app now supports just as much as cydia and loads infinitely faster, installs faster, and has better options. the only thing that bothers me is the unsmoothness of the scrolling in the app.
    1. brotherbond007's Avatar
      brotherbond007 -
      Downloaded and used the trial for my JB 3GS on 3.1.2 (7D11) firmware (Pwnagetool 3.1.4) works great on my PC notebook and mini mac. No problems. The only thing is that $9.99 is pretty steep. I may just wait for someone to come up with a solution and donate like I have been doing since 2007. I would hate for the JB community to become like the Apple app store. I like the idea of donating (usually more than $20) for something I really like or need. And I know NOTHING is for free really, but when the dev's out there start treating their work like Apple, it will turn me off to their efforts.