A great reason to jailbreak: tethering

Summary:Everyone probably remembers the mythical NetShare iPhone tethering app that was released briefly by NullRiver. It vanished from the App Store at the end of July when Apple pulled it without explanation.

A great reason to jailbreak: tethering
Everyone probably remembers the mythical NetShare iPhone tethering app that was released briefly by NullRiver. It vanished from the App Store at the end of July when Apple pulled it without explanation. Apple and AT&T are rumored to be discussing tethering, but as of yet no plans have been announced.

Another iPhone tethering solution exists today – but you have to jailbreak your iPhone to get it. If you're still reading and not scared of jailbreaking your iPhone, check out PDAnet for iPhone.

  1. JB your iPhone (I recommend QuickPwn 1.1 from the iPhone Dev Team)
  2. Launch Cydia and search for "PDAnet"
  3. Download and install it

Simple!

Launching PDAnet turns your iPhone into a Wi-Fi router/base station/access point which you can connect to from any computer (Mac or Windows). Then just surf wirelessly from your MacBook using the 3G network on the iPhone.

Some caveats. According to Rob Parker on Ep92 of the PowerPage Podcast (iTunes link) "you can literally watch the battery icon go down" while using PDAnet. Also, keep in mind that PDAnet is a JB application that isn't exactly embraced by Apple. Expect them to make it difficult for PDAnet and get it while you can (wink, wink).

Topics: iPhone, Mobility, Networking, Wi-Fi

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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