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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. jimcking's Avatar
      jimcking -
      I installed the trial. It works absolutely great! Then went back and purchased the App.

      How do I get the App to know it is paid for? It keeps saying Trial and will expire?

      OH! After a little while it said "Soft Restart Required for Licensing" After the soft restart the message went away.

      I am using the 3gs.

      Jim K.
    1. Juppy's Avatar
      Juppy -
      This might sound extremely stupid but my phone has many settings of all the security networks I've accessed. Many of which are very troublesome to configure on the PC with WPA2 Enterprise security blah blah certificate and blah blah proxy. So I usually use my phone to access the internet instead of my laptop. Well anyway, my laptop is new and many of the settings aint on it so Im very lazy to configure it everytime I connect to a different wifi spot. Most people use cellular data network and then broadcast it as a wifi signal using this app. Is it possible to use wifi and broadcast it as a wifi signal using this app? :P
    1. dbet21's Avatar
      dbet21 -
      i went thru the who process and realized at the end no 3gs support. bummer
    1. skeredmobile's Avatar
      skeredmobile -
      Quick question...

      Say im at StarBucks and using their free Wifi on my iPhone, could i use this app to tether my laptop and use that Wifi? Or does this app only share the 3G connection?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by dbet21 View Post
      i went thru the who process and realized at the end no 3gs support. bummer
      The desktop client doesnt have 3GS support but RockApp in Cydia does. I tested everything on my 3GS
    1. RdGzKp's Avatar
      RdGzKp -
      this is probably a dumb question but i learned in school years ago that theres no such thing... so does this app give u wifi wherever u go? say for instance when i go to work my phone always go to the edge network and runs pretty slow..Will it now be wifi?
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      All this is really useful for is enabling tethering right? What the point of paying 10 bucks when I can do this easily for free on one of the enabling tethering tutorials?
    1. highlight's Avatar
      highlight -
      so can i use it to tether the wifi connection picked up by iphone?

      this may sound like a stupid question (is there any wifi that can be picked up by wifi but not your laptop?)

      Actually there is, that is the boingo mobile unlimited plan that I am planning to sign up.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by RdGzKp View Post
      this is probably a dumb question but i learned in school years ago that theres no such thing... so does this app give u wifi wherever u go? say for instance when i go to work my phone always go to the edge network and runs pretty slow..Will it now be wifi?
      In short, no.
    1. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
      coloradoxmfan -
      Awesome fine, SB! Thanks for bringing this app to our attention!
      I'm downloading the trial now!

      Verizon's MyWi card has nothing on this!!
    1. dbet21's Avatar
      dbet21 -
      spoke to soon. i didnt realize i needed to download it from cydia(rockapp). i tried it from the actual website. but everything works great,strong signal and pretty good speed. In my opinion its better than pda net. Def worth the price they're asking.
    1. rel1215's Avatar
      rel1215 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jguest View Post
      Nobody is answering the question about extra charges. This is how it works (on AT&T), it's using your current data plan. You will not receive any extra charges but if you use it a ton, especially if you go over the 3gb cap, AT&T will catch on and you might be in trouble. For light browsing/downloading you'll be fine and not incur any problems/charges.
      did they lower the cap to 3gigs? i thought it was 5
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I thought it was 5 GB also
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      All this is really useful for is enabling tethering right? What the point of paying 10 bucks when I can do this easily for free on one of the enabling tethering tutorials?
      I don't get why people are not understanding this program.

      So I have my laptop which does WIFI (no bluetooth, and don't have my USB cable), and I want to get on net with it. I obviously can't use the phones normal tethering option since it ONLY does it by bluetooth or the usb cable...

      This app creates a WIFI hotspot using your phones internet connection (wifi tethering).

      Now I can search for WIFI spots on my laptop, and connect to it.
    1. JerseyScottie's Avatar
      JerseyScottie -
      This is rather pointless when you think about it.If your phone is able to pick up a wifi signal then your wifi chip in your laptop will surely be able to.So why have some middle man?
    1. MikePA's Avatar
      MikePA -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      I don't get why people are not understanding this program.
      I don't understand why people don't get either or why they think PDANet is the same thing.

      Essentially, it turns your iPhone into a wireless Internet AP.

      Although, it doesn't help the app uses the phrase 'Wifi Tethering'.
    1. cedwards0823's Avatar
      cedwards0823 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JerseyScottie View Post
      This is rather pointless when you think about it.If your phone is able to pick up a wifi signal then your wifi chip in your laptop will surely be able to.So why have some middle man?
      one last time....pay attention!!!!

      this app is turning your PHONE into a WIFI HOTSPOT, using your PHONE'S net connection. basically its turning your phone into a wireless router you can take with you whereever you go and its always connected as long as your phone is receiving signal. your phone is still using 3g or edge connection, but your laptop is connecting to the net THROUGH the phone.
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by JerseyScottie View Post
      This is rather pointless when you think about it.If your phone is able to pick up a wifi signal then your wifi chip in your laptop will surely be able to.So why have some middle man?
      for when there is no WIFI signal. obviously.... think about that?...
    1. Goronok's Avatar
      Goronok -
      Has anyone noticed that tethering/data connection gets progressively slower the longer you've had your wifi hotspot broadcasting? If i create a new hotspot with my 3GS, the connection to my computer is blazing fast for a few minutes, then it just gets slower and slower. After about 10-15 minutes, the connection is completely unusable. Anyone else having this problem?
    1. sandstorm77's Avatar
      sandstorm77 -
      the great thing about this is my company firewalls every good site and now i can acess them vie wifi.....sweet