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  Reply # 447548 11-Mar-2011 14:19
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johnr:
dacraka:
johnr: iOS 4.3 will allow:
iPhone 3GS users to create a Personal Wifi Hotspot for 1 connection


Just updated and sorry JohnR, you're wrong as the 3GS does not do Personal WiFi hotspot at all. Just USB and Bluetooth like always.


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Yep you're right Johnr. after updating my wifes 3GS the personal hotspot works perfectly.  It's on Vodafone.

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  Reply # 447556 11-Mar-2011 14:40
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I've updated itunes and connected the wife's ipad, which is version 3.2.2. Itunes reports that the latest update is 4.2, but it sounds like other people have been able to access version 4.3 for the ipad. Do we have to upgrade to 4.2 before we can access 4.3, or can we just go straight to 4.3? And if we can, does anyone know why it's not showing 4.3 as an available update?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 447560 11-Mar-2011 14:51
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Qdabean:

This INFO is not incorrect

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Yep you're right Johnr. after updating my wifes 3GS the personal hotspot works perfectly.  It's on Vodafone.


Interesting. Must just be Vodafone carrier-pack ones then. Mine is an Australian 3GS purchased direct from Apple, and it does *not* allow me any option to do Wifi hotspot.




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  Reply # 447561 11-Mar-2011 14:53
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It's 4.3 for iPhone, 4.2 for iPad and aTV. Apply it to the iPad and you'll be all good.



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  Reply # 447566 11-Mar-2011 15:01
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gehenna: It's 4.3 for iPhone, 4.2 for iPad and aTV. Apply it to the iPad and you'll be all good.


http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1358 says 4.3 is for iPad too . . . 

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  Reply # 447577 11-Mar-2011 15:13
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Hmm, must have got the wrong end of the stick somewhere.

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  Reply # 447593 11-Mar-2011 15:28
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SaltyNZ:
Qdabean:

This INFO is not incorrect

John


Yep you're right Johnr. after updating my wifes 3GS the personal hotspot works perfectly.  It's on Vodafone.


Interesting. Must just be Vodafone carrier-pack ones then. Mine is an Australian 3GS purchased direct from Apple, and it does *not* allow me any option to do Wifi hotspot.


Same here. My wife's 3GS purchased direct from Apple, running on 2degrees, doesn't have the personal hotspot option appearing in settings where it appears in my iPhone 4. 

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  Reply # 447606 11-Mar-2011 16:15
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nicks:
SaltyNZ:
Qdabean:

This INFO is not incorrect

John


Yep you're right Johnr. after updating my wifes 3GS the personal hotspot works perfectly.  It's on Vodafone.


Interesting. Must just be Vodafone carrier-pack ones then. Mine is an Australian 3GS purchased direct from Apple, and it does *not* allow me any option to do Wifi hotspot.


Same here. My wife's 3GS purchased direct from Apple, running on 2degrees, doesn't have the personal hotspot option appearing in settings where it appears in my iPhone 4. 


Mine purchased from VF also doesn't have WIFI hotspot.. It's just renamed tethering to personal hotspot.



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  Reply # 447630 11-Mar-2011 17:10
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You guys that can't see it have gone through Settings - General - Network to Personal Hotspot (between Data Roaming and VPN) yeah?

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  Reply # 447631 11-Mar-2011 17:17
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scottjpalmer: You guys that can't see it have gone through Settings - General - Network to Personal Hotspot (between Data Roaming and VPN) yeah?


Correct, that brings you to the same menu as the other one does. Options to turn on either BT or USB.

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  Reply # 447636 11-Mar-2011 17:23
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For those with the same set up as me...
I can confirm my Vodafone NZ bought 3GS now on 2degrees DOES allow personal hotspot.

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  Reply # 447644 11-Mar-2011 17:58
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neilinnz: For those with the same set up as me...
I can confirm my Vodafone NZ bought 3GS now on 2degrees DOES allow personal hotspot.


WIFI Hotspot?

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  Reply # 447659 11-Mar-2011 18:59
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Ham:
neilinnz: For those with the same set up as me...
I can confirm my Vodafone NZ bought 3GS now on 2degrees DOES allow personal hotspot.


WIFI Hotspot?


Nope, not Wifi hotspot, the option is Personal Hotspot and is only connectable by Bluetooth or USB.

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  Reply # 447661 11-Mar-2011 19:05
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I thought this was the case... Someone said earlier that 3GS could do WIFI hotspot, but clearly it doesn't.

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  Reply # 447662 11-Mar-2011 19:11
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Ham: I thought this was the case... Someone said earlier that 3GS could do WIFI hotspot, but clearly it doesn't.


I think this is the misunderstanding.
The iPhone 3GS (like I have on 2degrees) can do 'Personal Hotspot' which I understand is just a renaming of the old 'Tethering' which allows a single device to use the iPhone like a modem connected using Bluetooth or USB.

What the 3GS can't do is create a Wifi Hotspot which is what I believe the iPhone 4 can do.

Personally I think Apple using the term 'hotspot' for tethering is a little misleading.

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