iPhone tethering is here!

shawndre

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saw that netshare is available on the app store. anyone download it yet, wondering how well it works before I buy
 

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wow, that's pretty cool. it looks like it just came out... Ill proabably wait to see what other people say about it before I buy it.
thanks!
 

Lincoln

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Interesting. It's from Nullriver, the guys who originally developed Installer. I'll take a look at it later.
 

Ezekiel2517

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so does anyone know how exactly does this work? does it use the wifi connection?
 

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Wow. I think I'm going to buy this before the carriers complain enough to get it yanked. Gizmodo or Engadget (can't remember which one at the moment) said it does indeed work.
 

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so does anyone know how exactly does this work? does it use the wifi connection?
Umm, if you have Wi-fi, you wouldn't need to tether your device to obtain connectivity on your laptop. Tethering is basically a means to use your mobile device (iPhone 3G in this case) as a modem by utilizing it's data connection (3G) to power your laptop's internet access.
 

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What are the chances it will get pulled? If it does what happens to those that have purchased it? I guess only time will tell.
 

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Umm, if you have Wi-fi, you wouldn't need to tether your device to obtain connectivity on your laptop. Tethering is basically a means to use your mobile device (iPhone 3G in this case) as a modem by utilizing it's data connection (3G) to power your laptop's internet access.
no, I know that... that's not what I meant, I know what tethering is. but now I see that it does in fact use an ad-hoc connection. I was wondering if it would be able to use the USB connection or something, but I guess not

also, do you think that AT&T would charge for this? I'm sure they're not going to like this idea...
 

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Wow. I think I'm going to buy this before the carriers complain enough to get it yanked. Gizmodo or Engadget (can't remember which one at the moment) said it does indeed work.
I was thinking the same thing. I wonder if we buy it now we will continue to have it no matter what, or if it can removed from our phones/iTunes somehow. I cant believe this thing even made it to the APP store!


Umm, if you have Wi-fi, you wouldn't need to tether your device to obtain connectivity on your laptop. Tethering is basically a means to use your mobile device (iPhone 3G in this case) as a modem by utilizing it's data connection (3G) to power your laptop's internet access.
I think what he may be asking is how is the connection between the laptop and the iPhone handled? Wifi? Bluetooth? Im not sure either but I would imagine its wifi.
 

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What are the chances it will get pulled? If it does what happens to those that have purchased it? I guess only time will tell.
Don't know the answers to your questions, but you can bet when ATT hears about this there will be a big fuss. Unlimited Data on the iPhone was not meant to be shared with a laptop.
Don't get me wrong, I think this is great and will probably buy it but ATT is going to look at this in a whole different way. As you say, only time will tell.
 

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You can tether with all of AT&T's other 3G devices. Tilt, BlackJack, etc. Why should the iPhone being any different?
 

williamrob42

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Well looks like it is too late! it is no longer available. :(
 

Lincoln

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Yep, it's already been taken down. Funny.
 

williamrob42

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Can you believe it. That is amazing because I know the apps have to be approved by Apple Right?
 

williamrob42

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Just when you thought there was a great app that was useful