Share your iPhone 3G data connection with a PC, Mac or Linux device over WiFi

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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)

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nik

Thanks for posting, this is what I have been looking for for the last year or so.

Can’t stand the whiners… please go buy a G1, or a fugly HTC with WinMo, but quit whining. Ok?

Rob

“So you need to void your warranty to get the iPhone to do something that every other phone does automatically.”

Yep, because restoring your phone(or forcing it into recovery mode)is so hard.

Joe

It would be a whole lot cooler if the iPhone was truly a wifi router and NOT a wifi client to a laptop. Not only that, but its only a socks proxy, so it will not work with apps that do not support socks proxy’s.

I wish someone could figure out how to turn the iPhone in a true wireless router. Meaning broadcast its own ssid, and let laptops connect to it, instead of the other way around. Then transmit any data via the 3g connection, instead of just proxy data.

scoobie

How easy is it to jail break an iphone.

And would it be cheaper and easier to do the same with an Android phone?

Jake

So you need to void your warranty to get the iPhone to do something that every other phone does automatically.

Can you copy and paste on the iPhone yet?

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