Now I'm getting pissed. Tethering useless.
The problem I'm having is this - my go**amned laptop refuses to acknowlege my iPhone as a USB network device.
- I turn tethering on, USB only.
- I plug my iPhone into my HP TouchSmart laptop.
- I stare at my screen like an a**hole praying to God that something happens.
- I go online looking for help, only to come up empty handed n
- I repeat all above steps 5 or 6 more times.
I've asked before, but everyone seems to literally be ignoring me. I have a thread in "iPhone Help", but I NEED people to see thisDand offer some assistance, so mods, please don't move this for a little bit?
- 06-19-2009, 09:05 PM #2
- 06-19-2009, 09:18 PM #4
You know, I really feel like a stupid a*s.
I installed iTunes (current version) on the laptop, and now it works like a damned dream. Loading websites with no problem, etc, etc.
I truly feel like an *****. Such a simple fix, and it just never occured to me. *shakes head*
- 06-19-2009, 10:00 PM #7
- 06-19-2009, 10:03 PM #8
And how exactly would I get AT&T to remove this famous "opt out" thing? And what long-term effect would it have on my iPhone being able to use MMS when its legitimately supported by AT&T?
I basically, my longterm goal is that I want to keep the tethering hack forever *as I only intend on using it in emergencies, but to get rid of the MMS hack when AT&T legitimately supports TRUE MMS.
- 06-19-2009, 11:05 PM #10iPhone Beginner
- 67 Posts
yeah ive had problems getting tethering working too. it wouldnt show up as a network device on my laptop, with itunes. however it was not the current version of itunes (sisters laptop, she never uses itunes). when i tried to my pc, with the current itunes, it DID work. the current version of itunes IS required. idk why, but it is
Yeah, trust me, color me surprised. I think it has something to do with drivers. I don't know about you but when I updated iTunes on the laptop, after I restarted, I plugged the iPhone in, and it took a small second to update all drivers, and the voilà, suddenly the CPU recognizes everything perfectly.
- 06-20-2009, 04:45 PM #12
- 06-22-2009, 12:24 AM #13iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
Tethering.. gone from menu
I've tried tethering at home with my laptop and it did work like a charm (iPhone OS 3.0, iTunes 8.2, Windows XP, carrier allows tethering, no hacking is necessary).
Then I tried to do the same on my brother's laptop (the same configuration). At the beginning it seemed that it tired to install the drivers but then guess what... Tethering was automagically removed from my phone's menu General --> Network... How? Why? Any ideas?
I restored the phone now, it brought tethering back. Restored my data from backup, tethering is gone again!!!
Anybody have seen his? Can anyone help, please.
I believe that going back to the website (help.benm.at) and redownloading the mobileconfig file should do the trick, but after you do, DON'T reboot your phone.
And don't repeat my mistake - make sure that te newest iTunes is installed on the second laptop.
- 06-22-2009, 08:30 AM #15
- 06-22-2009, 08:48 AM #16iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
Tethering is back!
When I correct this error at General -> Network -> Cellular Data Network -> MMS, I am able to send MMS, but Tethering disappears from menu!
When I press Cellular Data Network -> "Reset Settings", I get wrong MMS password back altogether with Tethering. Now I can tether, but cannot send MMS
Funny, isn't it?
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