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05-16-2011, 11:19 AM #1Using iPhone as wireless network adapter
I have an iPhone 3GS 4.3.2.
I have a pretty old pc and my modem is on the other Side of the house so I would have to run a cable all the way through my house in order to connect to the Internet. I was wondering if I could use my IPhone that is already connected wirelessly (obviously) to my wifi, to use it as sort of "tethering" the wifi connection to my computer via USB.
I don't want my iPhone tethering it's 3G/edge connection because I have AT&T's minimal data plan which is only 200 mb. Could I use PDAnet and turn off my data so it would be tethering via wifi? Or what can I do so I don't have to buy a wireless adapter?
05-16-2011, 01:32 PM #2
I'm no expert, but tethering doesn't work that way. Programs like pdanet & mywi use only your devices data. The only way to do waht you want to do is somehow bridge your connections & I don't see a way you can do that without being able to run an Ethernet cord from your pc to the iPhone.
05-24-2011, 12:10 PM #3
I'm no expert as well, but if I'm not mistaken tethering only allows you to share the iphone’s cellular data connection with nearby wireless devices. Although it functions like a modem, it can't route Internet connection other than that of the phone's.