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July 18, 2009

How to tether your iphone without jailbreaking

Filed under: app review,iphone — perivision @ 1:04 am
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I just read this today on ismashiphone (link).. The posts describe the steps required to tether your iphone 3g(s) IF you are updated to the new 3.0 firmware. Since I use PDANet (paid for it too) I have not tried it personally, but I’m sure there are a few readers who love to have this capability.

I read through the post and the notes; so a few words of warning…

First off, like anything READ ALL THE STEPS!

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December 25, 2008

Why PdaNet is a Must Have for the iPhone

Filed under: app review,iphone — perivision @ 6:49 pm
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PdaNet is not a new app, nor are apps for tethering new. I even wrote about and downloaded PdaNet back in Sept.  Story here. I never did have a use for it, nor did I expect I ever would, till today.  I took a 2 mile walk to starbucks (need the exercise) expecting to have a coffee and do some geeking. The wireless was down!!  WT??  Great.  Then I remembered PdaNet.  I tried to set it up once when it was netshare and had little luck with it.  Well, now that I had time on my hands, I gave it another try.

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November 6, 2008

Tethering the iPhone to your laptop is suppose to be coming.

Filed under: iphone — perivision @ 12:34 pm
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I just read this in cnet.

AT&T confirms tethering coming to iPhone in 2009

Eh. Perhaps. There is nothing to gain and a bit to lose for AT&T to do it now.  So I’m guessing they are keeping this in their pockets as a way to fight the sure to come competition from other service providers.

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August 2, 2008

iphone tethering to laptop without jailbreak!

Filed under: iphone — perivision @ 12:40 am
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This is interesting. I read in that an app appeared briefly, then disappeared, and now has reappeared. Kinda like a Quark I guess. Anyway, at the time of this writing, it’s still there so you may want to grab it if you can. It is listed at $9.99

Now you need to set system wide SOCKS, but not that big of a deal I guess. The reviews so far are pretty good. Do not try if you are not comfortable with messing with your computer settings given that there are a few things you have to do. Also, make sure you plug in your iphone and turn sleep off. Once your iphone goes to sleep, you have to start over. I do not think that is a FAIL though.

Based on the comments there is room for improvement, but its a first version, so I’ll let that fly.

Once the PC version comes out, I may give it a try and write up my impressions.

I think I may have to expand my blog search engine to include ‘iphone, tether, ATT’ to see what they do.

(update) Pish, and its gone again.. Grr… Ok, next time I see it, I’ll just to have to buy it.