Turning the Iphone into a Wireless Router from John Chow on Vimeo.
We don’t often cover apps for jailbroken iPhones, but the topic of using a 3G phone as a WiFi hotspot to share the connection is one we’ve shared before. Apps like WMWiFiRouter and JoikuSpot cover this function on Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 devices, but what about that snazzy iPhone 3G? Well, an old name has a new solution. I’m talking about PdaNet, an application I used to tether my XV6700 to a Toshiba M205 Tablet PC back in 2004.The JuneFabrics folks have a version of PdaNet for iPhone, but of course you can’t get such a beast through iTunes App Store. As mentioned, you’ll need a jailbroken iPhone 3G for this software. Once installed, your handset will share the HSDPA connection with your PC, Mac or Linux computer over WiFi. You’ll want to watch out for your battery life since the iPhone 3G will be constantly using both the WiFi and 3G radio. Check out John Chow’s video above for a quick explanation and overview of how PdaNet works.(via Geek)