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  • How To: Tether the iPhone 3G


    For those of you wondering if it was possible to tether your iPhone 3G to your Mac - its sure is.

    We've got a simple guide up to tether the iPhone 3G in OS X which you can follow along with.

    NOTE: Tethering is AGAINST AT&T's data usage policy, this is not something you should abuse, or perhaps even do - you could get slapped with some heavy fines. There, you've been warned.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How To: Tether the iPhone 3G started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 135 Comments
    1. kraziebone's Avatar
      kraziebone -
      You shouldn't be able to advertise something to lure people in and then make a complete contradiction in the fine print. Although I don't think that is right, I really am not complaining too loud because I just took a look at data charges for Australia. Has anyone took a look at oversea's data usage prices for the iPhone 3g? In some of these places you're paying 179$ a month for a single gigabyte. I'll take the "unlimited" plan anyday
    1. joejoeiphone1's Avatar
      joejoeiphone1 -
      Hey there --

      I love that we have this ability.. but, I've got this set up exactly as suggested by all here.. and it just will not connect.

      I have winpwned my iPhone 3g -- great

      Installed 3 proxy and mobile terminal from cydia

      restarted the iphone.

      created an ad hoc computer to computer network and connected to it on my puter..

      open and no encryption

      I've gone to terminal and typed in socks and hit return

      I've connected teh iphone to the new network.. made note of the ip addy

      gone to network settings in firefox.. entered the ip in the socks host line port 1080

      left the other proxy lines empty and the port 0

      I've gone to about:config

      changed the third line down to true

      opened a web page on the iphone to make sure it's connected to 3g

      then tried to open a page in fire fox.. and nothing.. says the proxy isn't accepting the connection or something to that extent.

      I never get the globe in the tray between the monitors for the connection.. but, don't know if I should.

      Can anyone see a problem in my config? I'd love to get this going..

      thanks

      j
    1. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
      Bernie-Mac -
      I wasn't upset or ranting, happy noodle boy, I was just asking because they do advirtise and unlimited data plan that really isn't unlimited. But I guess you they can do that, sorry if it seemed like a rant or something
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bernie-Mac View Post
      I wasn't upset or ranting, happy noodle boy, I was just asking because they do advirtise and unlimited data plan that really isn't unlimited. But I guess you they can do that, sorry if it seemed like a rant or something
      It's all right, but in this world, there's no such thing as unlimited : \

      On a compeltely related sidenote, I posted this in Chit Chat because it no longer is available in the US, but you can now buy NetShare on the AppStore, which is an official tethering app from NullRiver.

      It was available in the US for like an hour and then they took it down. It seems you can still buy it elsewhere, though.
    1. iPhoneMadness's Avatar
      iPhoneMadness -
      On a compeltely related sidenote, I posted this in Chit Chat because it no longer is available in the US, but you can now buy NetShare on the AppStore, which is an official tethering app from NullRiver.

      It was available in the US for like an hour and then they took it down. It seems you can still buy it elsewhere, though.
      Edit: Ha I wrote this just as you posted:

      Apparently there was an app out there called NETSHARE that made tethering so much easier by doing it for you. Somehow it made it's way to the Appstore but has been taken off.

      I wonder if anyone was able to get there hands on this before it was pulled?
    1. joejoeiphone1's Avatar
      joejoeiphone1 -
      any help would be greatly appreciated.
    1. ShiveR's Avatar
      ShiveR -
      For those of you that can't get this to work!

      Under your proxy settings in firefox, select SOCKS v4.

      This goes for windows users too. This worked for me.
    1. keatonreckard's Avatar
      keatonreckard -
      I have a copy of netshare if anyone wants a copy just pm me.
      Also what kind of speeds are you guys getting?
    1. SuperBillyson's Avatar
      SuperBillyson -
      this for 3g only? Or will it work on a 1st gen on 2.0? Jailbroken of course....
    1. rotaryheadrx7's Avatar
      rotaryheadrx7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SuperBillyson View Post
      this for 3g only? Or will it work on a 1st gen on 2.0? Jailbroken of course....
      Yes it works.
    1. SuperBillyson's Avatar
      SuperBillyson -
      probably a stupid question, will it work, or is there a way to set it up WITHOUT a wireless connection. Well without any connection really. Using an old laptop without an adapter in a place without Internet connection. Just trying to use firefox on the laptop. Any help is appreciated
    1. rotaryheadrx7's Avatar
      rotaryheadrx7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SuperBillyson View Post
      probably a stupid question, will it work, or is there a way to set it up WITHOUT a wireless connection. Well without any connection really. Using an old laptop without an adapter in a place without Internet connection. Just trying to use firefox on the laptop. Any help is appreciated
      An wifi connection must be made between the phone and the computer requiring the laptop to have a wireless card. Best bet would be to pick up a USB wireless card.
    1. voxboy1981's Avatar
      voxboy1981 -
      I got the "Netshare" app, i installed, and did all the configurations it asked for. I even did the "about:config" for Firefox... Yet when I try to connect it shows like 2kb of data and doesn't do anything, it only worked one time for me, and after that it quit. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    1. joejoeiphone1's Avatar
      joejoeiphone1 -
      okay.. well.. I've tried all suggestions. socks 4 and 5.. I'm definitely connected.. but, never get my puter to see the internet connection. I get a socks proxy is not accepting connections through firefox as the error message.

      I'm hoping to get netshare.. and I'll try that. Wonder if there are just some phones that won't do it.

      j
    1. voxboy1981's Avatar
      voxboy1981 -
      I am using Netshare, and I am connected too, but it only worked once for me, and now it's just sitting there, nothing will load.
    1. joejoeiphone1's Avatar
      joejoeiphone1 -
      hehe.. tried it with foxyproxy and just doesn't do it.. they connect.. but, the internet connection just doesn't work.

      oh well. .must be somethign with this particular phone.

      j
    1. voxboy1981's Avatar
      voxboy1981 -
      well, i still can't get mine to load the internet, it's connected, but not sending information, i am not what else i can do, if someone has an answer, that would be great...lol
    1. joejoeiphone1's Avatar
      joejoeiphone1 -
      same thing here Vox.. and I do have netshare.. same stuff..

      connects fine.. no internet.
    1. RiNo808's Avatar
      RiNo808 -
      well same here, followed everything to a T, even followed the instructions on youtube....i got it to connect with my computer but no internet connection...

      using windows vista...please help...thanks in advanced