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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. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      Only "free" PDANet is a "crack", something not encouraged or promoted in this forum. And I can confirm that, for me, MyWi is a bit faster on most browsing, especially faster on certain others. Just saying..
    1. WaLLy3K's Avatar
      WaLLy3K -
      Quote Originally Posted by amigo421 View Post
      Hello

      MyWI doesn't work on my device - I see in instructions to enable tethering in General-Network-Tethering. But I haven't this point there.
      this is a cause of unebale establishing wifi network ?
      how can I fix this?

      Rgds
      I suggest reading my post, here.
    1. aries_green_monkey's Avatar
      aries_green_monkey -
      Do you guys turn OFF 3G anytime? IT helllllaa saves battery.
    1. Daps's Avatar
      Daps -
      Quote Originally Posted by kwickone View Post
      You are smoking something on 2 points.

      Point 1: 3 TIMES Faster? I think not. If anything they are equal.

      Point 2: PDANET Free? Not.
      i think on PDANet it says the trial is full functioning and after 14 days it'll be limited to only http traffic so I'm not sure if that would include https, maybe that's where the free came in, for me I would need access to everything because I would more than likely need it for work testing things that I couldn't do on our local network so that would be $29.99 for me to get PDANEt.

      I went back and looked and found a few test I did with native tethering and with MyWi and the speeds were pretty much the same,1.5 - 1.8. I didn't do one when I had PDANET installed but I find it hard to believe it's 3 times faster, my test were only using USB though
    1. amigo421's Avatar
      amigo421 -
      Hi,

      I've tried different ways, including with on/off wifi,
      but in any case, after attempt to switch on Wifi tethering, I'm waiting a minute and get message about trouble to start this with recommendation at first time "to respring" and next times - to reboot. but it doesn't resolve the problem.
      tethering for usb and bluetooth is switched on.
      have anyone faced with this problem?
      P.S. I think I used latest MyWi, I've installed this yesterday from Rocks

      Rgds
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      Remove MyWi from the phone. Reboot phone. Re-install MyWi. Launch MyWi and turn wifi tethering on. The "top blue bar" should light up telling you tethering is on. Select MyWi from your wifi connections on the iPhone. Now select MyWi as access point from your laptop (or computer) You should now be connected to the internet. It works just like this for me. Hope this helps.
    1. TomC's Avatar
      TomC -
      MyWI Version 3.2.4 works great!

      Thanks for fixing everything so quickly!!
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      Quote Originally Posted by skburke View Post
      Still will not work on JB 3.1.2 3GS. Tired of this app over promising and under delivering. Tried everything including uninstalling PDANET.
      +1
      agree
    1. amigo421's Avatar
      amigo421 -
      thanks for advice,
      but MyWi still doesn't work properly after re-installing.

      it writes as earlier - "Starting wifi tethering..."
      "Retrying ...."
      "Cleaning ...."
      and Reboot or Later buttons.

      any ideas?
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      Amigo, did you try then to enable tethering through the Settings/General/Network/Internet tethering first? Then try MyWi settings, see if that does it. Not sure why would yours work differently. Also make sure wifi is On on your Settings. Just covering the bases.
    1. amigo421's Avatar
      amigo421 -
      yes, I enabled tethering in settings and wifi too.
      it's oddly because , earlier I used WMWiFiRouter on WM6, it doesn't require any steps in settings - just specify desired AP name and press the button - all network interfaces will be started by application.

      in the case MyWi , I should perform many manual work, right?
      step by step:
      1. Enable tehtering in network settings of iPhone
      2. Enable Wifi in iPhone settings.
      !!!Should I connect to any network? I mean - should be there already created network on my laptop? Or MyWi allocate true access point?
      when I turn on the wifi setting, there are not available network, it's ok for this application?
      3. Start the app. Can I specify ANY desired netowrk name there?
      is it all?
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      The name of the network will be MyWi. You have to select this network as your laptop access point. You have to select MyWi on the iPhone wifi networks, so it broadcasts this network. Once configured, it's supposed to work as it does on your WM6. Works like this on my end.
    1. twitchthecat's Avatar
      twitchthecat -
      3GS users can get native tethering by downloading the tethering settings app from the iphoneguide repository in Cydia then getting the proper settings from help.benm.at. and it's free.

      Edit: There's a patch for 3G users as well.
    1. WaLLy3K's Avatar
      WaLLy3K -
      Quote Originally Posted by twitchthecat View Post
      3GS users can get native tethering by downloading the tethering settings app from the iphoneguide repository in Cydia then getting the proper settings from help.benm.at. and it's free.

      Edit: There's a patch for 3G users as well.
      That doesn't work for 3.1.2 though.
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      This patch actually works, allowing USB or Bluetooth tethering. Unlike MyWi, it does not broadcast a wifi access point or allows tethering through wifi. I'm using it to tether and post right now, works fine. I'm still glad I purchased MyWi.
    1. Daps's Avatar
      Daps -
      Quote Originally Posted by metaserph View Post
      This patch actually works, allowing USB or Bluetooth tethering. Unlike MyWi, it does not broadcast a wifi access point or allows tethering through wifi. I'm using it to tether and post right now, works fine. I'm still glad I purchased MyWi.
      Did you download the patch of Cyndia? I added a source to it but didn't download and try it yet.

      Did you have to uninstall MyWi for it to work?
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      It works even with MyWi installed, though to test it fully, I uninstalled MyWi, just got it back on. It works as I said, for me.
    1. Daps's Avatar
      Daps -
      I may give it a shot...
      Did it mess up your voicemail or anything?

      Just to be sure your using the tethering patch 3g off the iFoneguide source correct?

      I installed the one from iguide and restarted my phone and didn't get the tether option... wonder if I should uninstall and try again or the one from sinful
    1. TomC's Avatar
      TomC -
      The patch does give you access to your Cellular Data Network settings (APN)

      this patch and MyWi work fine together.

      WiFi tether should be the fastest.... BT 3.0Mbps USB 500kbps

      WiFi up to 54Mbps
    1. twitchthecat's Avatar
      twitchthecat -
      Quote Originally Posted by WaLLy3K View Post
      That doesn't work for 3.1.2 though.
      I have 3.1.2 on my 3GS and it does work.

      Quote Originally Posted by Daps View Post
      I may give it a shot...
      Did it mess up your voicemail or anything?

      Just to be sure your using the tethering patch 3g off the iFoneguide source correct?

      I installed the one from iguide and restarted my phone and didn't get the tether option... wonder if I should uninstall and try again or the one from sinful
      Yes, use the patch from ifoneguide and then get tethering settings from help.benm.at. My mms works fine, I have to test whether visual voice mail was affected.