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  • MyWi Released! Turn your iPhone into a Wifi hotspot!



    Create a WiFi HotSpot with a press of a finger! Wherever you are - you can connect your laptop or other mobile device to your iPhone easily!

    Features:
    - 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
    - Broadcasts the Network Name (SSID) - no need to fuss with creating an adhoc network on your laptop
    - Uses less battery and much faster then PdaNet due to native routing
    - Shows up and down bandwith usage


    NOTE: MyWi does not support the iPhone 2G. Please see your carrier contract for eligibility and/or additional fees.
    I played around with this all afternoon, and it seems to work great. A nice addition to this app is that you don't have to have tethering enabled from a custom ipcc either, you can enable tethering from MyWi. I had three laptops connected to my phone earlier this afternoon and they all were able to cruise the net quite nicely. MyWi sells for $9.99 and is a great application to have on your iPhone. There is a free 10 day trial available also


    cash edit: you can get it via rockyourphone



    Enjoy!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: MyWi Released! Turn your iPhone into a Wifi hotspot! started by StealthBravo View original post
    Comments 447 Comments
    1. Neo-Tech's Avatar
      Neo-Tech -
      I think we need a diagram explaining how it works...
    1. jahkas's Avatar
      jahkas -
      I gave up on this app..... to many complications.
    1. spudman01's Avatar
      spudman01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by modbox14 View Post
      i didnt notice if someone already replied to this... but good luck trying to effectively use xbox live with your iphones internet... even if it is 3g speed. its not going to be fast enough to handle master chief pwning 38 grunts or whatever.

      point is. wont work.

      if you were to connect your 360 to your hotels internet it would prob work but not too great just because im sure there would be other people on the network too and the routers arent always that close and blablabla. you really should just hardwire your 360.
      actually.. i have tethered to my xbox with pdnanet before and had great luck with it. my connection was supprisingly better than other peoples, and i never lagged out! the only trick is is that with pdanet you have to connect to a computer and then to the xbox. mywi WOULD cure this, as i have connected to my xbox with it.. but again there is the no internet problem. it did say something about dns error too, but ill worry about that after they update mywi.
    1. Mista Brothason's Avatar
      Mista Brothason -
      Quote Originally Posted by wadestock View Post
      i don't understand why this is good. Teathering is allowed with a 3G or 3GS iphone, so what good is this?

      if i have teathering on my phone already - then why pay 9.99 (not that it's expensive, or i'm cheap)?

      if i paid 9.99 for this app, it wont prevent AT&T from...

      a. knowing that i am teathering my phone with computers.
      b. charging me for the teathering that i am doing anyway.


      I just don't see the point to this app. someone enlighten me.



      Buddy, it turns your iPhone into a wireless router

      No more USB's required
    1. Slocko's Avatar
      Slocko -
      the advantage of this is that you dont' need to create an ad hoc network on your laptop. any wifi device in range will see the data connection on the iphone running this app as an available wifi access point.

      so theortically non pc devices that have wifi can also connect.

      if all you want is to tether, then there are other apps you can do that with, pdanet being the most popular.

      i'm interested in this because i've had situations where i'm on a long trip and people in the car either have itouches, or iphones with no sim cards. instead of lending them my phone and having their greasy fingers all over it, maybe even catch swine flu (lol), they can just in theory connect right to my iphone that is either in my pocket or charging from the cigarette lighter.

      Quote Originally Posted by wadestock View Post
      i don't understand why this is good. Teathering is allowed with a 3G or 3GS iphone, so what good is this?

      if i have teathering on my phone already - then why pay 9.99 (not that it's expensive, or i'm cheap)?

      if i paid 9.99 for this app, it wont prevent AT&T from...

      a. knowing that i am teathering my phone with computers.
      b. charging me for the teathering that i am doing anyway.


      I just don't see the point to this app. someone enlighten me.
    1. reanimationxp's Avatar
      reanimationxp -
      ATTENTION:

      Henceforth, anyone asking why this app exists or what it's for is clearly an idiot and a TROLL, and has not read the thread. FFS, QUIT quoting their posts and saying the same thing 50 times.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      ^ I agree, stop quoting people who can't be bothered to read the thread. It's really annoying, noobs!!!!!
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      If people think that this will give them free internet then they are really stupid. Of course it's gonna use your current data plan...
    1. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
      coloradoxmfan -
      AMEN.

      People, think...
    1. Real_Iphonecrazy's Avatar
      Real_Iphonecrazy -
      So this App uses your ipones 3g/edge internet connection to create a Wireless Hotspot, that can be connected to by many devices, e.g. PSP's, PDA's, Mobile Phones. Computers/Laptops, Games Consoles etc.. You can also connect to your newly created Wireless Hotspot (Your Iphone) with more than one device at a time. Turning your iphone into a kind of wireless router/hotsot.

      And NO you shouldn't be charged any extra if you don't go mad downloading Stuff (use common sense), this may change though at any time.

      Just to Clarify things.

      P.S. This App is awesome, I'm using the trial version at the moment but will be buying it for sure.
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      I believe people are underestimating the potential of this app even if it's buggy right now. I live in Canada and if I am correct, 3.5G speeds are already available. I tested the official tethering on my laptop(it's gonna be free until Robbers(Rogers) charge us next year but thanks to unofficial apps) and the speeds are really amazing. It's as fast as basic DSL... Alot of people are playing Xbox Live on DSL and it doesn't really lag.

      Imagine going to a place where all your friends have laptops, DSes and Touches. Now they will all be able to use your connection instead of you letting them touch your precious iPhone

      I'm looking forward to buying this app when it's improved.

      And also, people should stop worrying about AT&T knowing your tethering. Unless you absolutely have to download GBs of pr0n with your iPhone...
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ +1


      If you have 30 torrents running right now, you might want to reconsider tethering. But if you use it occasionally and/or don't download tons of stuff, AT&T will most likely not pinch you.
    1. Real_Iphonecrazy's Avatar
      Real_Iphonecrazy -
      I believe people are underestimating the potential of this app even if it's buggy right now
      I don't believe you've read the thread completely dear friend. No seriously there have been some real unbelievable posts regarding the use of this app. Just go take a look
    1. steve5300's Avatar
      steve5300 -
      Mine shuts off also fix it and i will buy it
    1. reanimationxp's Avatar
      reanimationxp -
      Glad I'm not the only one seeing a boatload of Fail with this app.
    1. monica_69's Avatar
      monica_69 -
      They are working on a fix people, we need to be patient.
    1. Real_Iphonecrazy's Avatar
      Real_Iphonecrazy -
      I'm well behind this App. I really hope they stick with it, updating fixing bugs and adding new features (if needed) I think its a great idea.

      Its a shame it can't be purchased straight from Cydia, they'd probably double sales.
    1. skeels's Avatar
      skeels -
      Sorry it took so long

      0.94 Updates
      ============
      - Fix for disconnect after 1 minute for some users
    1. haseo00's Avatar
      haseo00 -
      Guys, FYI, fix is working!!!! I'm posting this using the iphone as a hotspot!! wooohooo!!!!!
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      So far, it's working pretty good, writing this whilst my MacBook is connected to the iPhone through the app, I can take my laptop anywhere now
      Btw why do I get this faded out wifi icon with an image inside instead of the stock airport sign? thanks