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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 24370 22-Jul-2008 13:18
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I'm thinking about lurching out to buy an iPhone 3G.  But a key feature I'm looking for is to be able to tether it to my Macbook Pro as a modem.  i don't plan on doing that all to often, but there are times when you're on the road and you just need to access the 'net and so this would be my "last resort option".

But, what I've read suggests that's not possible with the iPhone 3G.  It seems such a standard feature that I'm astounded Apple don't support it, but then when have Apple ever cared about customer service :-)  And Voda's no better :-)

Anyway, I gather there's no DUN profile in the iPhone's Bluetooth settings, but I'm not sure what the story is if you connect the phone to the notebook via USB. 

Anyone with an iPhone 3G able to confirm one way or another?

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Master Geek

  Reply # 150255 22-Jul-2008 13:23
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Nate True told me a few months ago he had been working on it, you will likely be able to "tether" as long as you jailbreak your phone, and it will be a 3G Data <-> WiFi <-> Laptop style proxy

One of the reasons why the iPhone does not tether is because the iPhone data plans (at least in the US) specifically exclude tethering (Unlimited data and tethering don't mix according to carriers ;-) ). Even on other mobile devices, you must be on a specific "tethering" plan to use that feature legitimately.

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  Reply # 150554 23-Jul-2008 09:19
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Seems Nate's just released his work:


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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 150568 23-Jul-2008 10:04
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now lets see how long it takes for a non jailbreak version...

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