1. cha0tik's Avatar
    Hello all,

    Long time lurker, first time poster. I have a question for all you tethering users out there. I recently purchased MyWi as I have ordered an iPad and since MyWi doesn't require a helper app, I figured this would be the perfect solution.

    However, I am greatly discouraged at the moment...

    Two years ago when I first bought my iPhone and jailbroke, I purchased iPhoneModem as I needed a solution in a pinch on a business travel. It worked great however requires a helper app to be installed on my laptop.

    I am discovering that MyWi will kill the battery in record time vs. iPhoneModem. Anybody know why this would be or how to correct it? I just compared the two over the past couple of hours and MyWi dropped my iPhone battery to 82% in 30 minutes of email and Internet browsing (while charging besides). The same amount of activity in iPhoneModem and I am now at 1 hour and 25 minutes, it is still at 100%.

    Any ideas?
    05-17-2010 03:50 PM
  2. zoyd's Avatar
    If you use the usb tethering function of mywi instead of the wifi you should see better battery performance.
    05-17-2010 08:25 PM
  3. cha0tik's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. I gave it a shot and it seemed to improve the battery life a little. That's fine on my laptop, but if I end up with a iPad, looks like I'll have to consider the 3G model instead of trying to jump off my iPhone.
    05-18-2010 03:44 PM