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    How to: Tether your iPhone to your Mac or PC via USB

    Thanks to member Mazdachuck, who posted it in this thread, for this information.

    PdaNet is definitely the way to go (as a couple of posters have suggested). Here's how to get it all working:

    Step 1
    Follow this guide to Jailbreak your phone: http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1881

    Step 2
    Launch Cydia and search for "PdaNet" and install it on your iPhone

    Step 3
    Create an ad-hoc network on your PC/Mac using this guide: http://www.junefabrics.com/iphone/faq.php#wifipc

    Step 4
    Join your newly created ad-hoc network with your iPhone

    Step 5
    Browse the web with your Carputer

    I used this exact process (with a few Google searching in between) yesterday and it works great. PdaNet now works with Wifi (Apple/PC) and USB (PC) tethering.

    happy browsing!
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    The steps listed are how to tether iPhone using wifi, not usb. To connect via usb, you have to install pdanet desktop http://www.junefabrics.com/desktop/ and have iTunes running in the background.
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    Thanks for the correction!
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Will this show up on AT&T as me tethering my phone? Because they charge an extra $20-30 for that and I haven't signed up for that yet.....

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    It currently wont show up as anything but data usage, but if ATT thinks that you are using it as a modem they will slap you with huge fees. There is no current tethering plan for the iphone.
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    so if I get the unlimited data plan on my samsung black jack phone which I use windows mobile, I would be able to use as a modem with out them ever knowing? $60 a month is pushing, im not in my car a lot. So Im looking for something other then wifi

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    thankyou for posting this I just got the i phone jailbroke it and am in the process of setting this up.

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    Just remember that if you are with o2 (UK) then there is a 200Mb allowance on the unlimited internet with the iPhone so browing is fine but just dont go download crazy

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    For those who used this wifi method, how's the battery life on the iphone?
    I heard that even when the phone is plugged to a wall charger, the power draw would still suck your battery.

    Anyone using usb here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuller View Post
    For those who used this wifi method, how's the battery life on the iphone?
    I heard that even when the phone is plugged to a wall charger, the power draw would still suck your battery.

    Anyone using usb here?
    WiFi, 3G and GPS is the three things that realy draw power from a device, and I clearly see a problem with this. I have not checked, but I would think that the iPhone draws more juice than it gets when all of the three power hungry devices is on at the same time.

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