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ok ...... *breathe*

I've looked through this forum and a few others with one question..... ok, maybe two..... :

1. Can i connect to my iPhone through my destop Mac WITHOUT WI-FI! (I only have a desktop and I'm not going to go and buy a laptop or drive for who knows how long just to get wi-fi) *arg!*

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2. if so, what program do I use?

ANYONE? :mad:
 

PepeRB29

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so you want to connect your iPhone and access the files? are you jailbroken? the only program i know of is openssh and you have to be jailbroken for it and you have to have wifi.
 

OJsakila

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not sure what you mean. USB of course is connecting without wifi.. But if you mean for iTunes and updates, if your computer doesn't have internet, whether it's wifi or straight wired, doesn't really matter. But the info needs to come off the net somehow, right?

Or maybe you mean like a modem?
 
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I have it connected to my comp through the firewire cable it came with and yes it's jailbroken.... I finally got it's IP address through work however I don't have wi-fi at home since i am on a desktop with built-in ethernet... i have wireless nothing.
 

PepeRB29

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so what are the reasons you want to connect to your computer via any other options than firewire or wifi?
 
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I want to access my iPhone files (to change alerts) through my desktop without having to have my iPhone hook up to wi-fi.....
 

PepeRB29

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nothing i know of can do that, gotta have wifi (openssh)
 
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thanks for your response. :)

.. and I have to say, that's really stupid and sucks big time. (not your reply but the fact that it can't be done)

Anyone else have any idea's or know something we don't?
 

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that's great! ..... IF i was on a PC..... That's good hunting on your part though. If you find the Mac version of that I'd ...... i'd ...... well, i don't know what i'd do....... ;)
 
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Alright, i have a new problem now.... I'm at work and can connect to public wi-fi. I now use Cyberduck to connect and every time I do I get the "Connection failed. Operation timed out" message ...... wth?!

This isn't supposed to be this hard! >(
 

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Alright, i have a new problem now.... I'm at work and can connect to public wi-fi. I now use Cyberduck to connect and every time I do I get the "Connection failed. Operation timed out" message ...... wth?!

This isn't supposed to be this hard! >(
You need to set the iPhone autolock timeout to "never", otherwise the ssh connection will time out.

Go to: Setttings -> General -> Autolock, and select Never.


Don't forget to change it back after you're done, or you'll drain your battery like a mofo.
 
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i have openssh loaded and when i follow the directions in cydia to go through terminal i STILL get "operation timed out" error.....

and yes i have my timeout set to never....
 

SmartAlx

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I've mentioned this before but no one seems to care... :(

iPhone PC suite has limited capabilities with the 2.0 iPhones. I'm not sure if its capabilities will work for you, but you can access the file system without a wifi connection.

If this one works, then maybe some of the other 1.1.4 file system programs will work. They might work more fully than the iPhone PC Suite.
 
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iPhone PC Suite... sounds like a pc program and not a mac program....
 

SmartAlx

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Whoops. Sorry. I'm dumb. I think that there were other (mac) programs that could access the file system though. I wonder if they would work with the 2.0 iPhone.
 
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no worries.... that's why i'm here... to find those Mac programs. It seems quite dumb to be able to access the files on a jailbroken iPhone through wi-fi only.....

Hopefully someone helps figure this out soon...