Tethering Question - Yes it's working, now how do I use it?
Ok, so as the title suggests, I got the tethering to work on my phone - meaning, the OPTION to let me turn it on or off is there now.
I turn it on, connect it to my computer (Windows Vista), and........... nothing happens.
What the hell do I do in order to get the computer to recognize it, and use the iPhone as the laptops modem?
Any ideas are appreciated.
- 06-18-2009, 09:29 PM #2iPhone Intermediate
- 293 Posts
Plug it into your PC via the USB cable and your PC will detect it as an Ethernet adapter. I tested this by disabling my wireless adapter and refreshing a website.
Keep in mind your carrier might know that you're tethering. I refreshed 1 page, then disconnected my iPhone and disabled tethering. I don't want any surprise bills next month... plus my home internet is pretty darn fast anyway.
Here's the thing - I turn tethering on, select "USB Only", plug it into my laptop, and.... NOTHING!
Literally, absolutely nothing happens. I'm not given a choice to select any devices, or anything like that. Literally, NOTHING happens. And I try to go to network settings, and set up a new network, but it does not 'see' my iPhone in the list of devices. I ever tried to set up an ad-hoc network, and that didn't do anything either, because the iPhone could only sign onto it through Wi-Fi, which defeats the whole damned point of tethering, you know?
Anyone care to comment on this?
- 06-19-2009, 08:10 AM #4