1. Franberry's Avatar
    I am hoping that perhaps some of you experts might be able to help me with my tethering question. I installed the Benm.at tethering profile on my 3G 3.0.1. The tethering option does appear correctly under Settings-->General-->Network-->Internet Tethering. I have the setting turned On, 3G mode turned Off and have restarted my phone but when I connect the phone to my Windows XP laptop.....absolutely nothing happens. It doesnt recognize the phone as a "network connection" like I thought it would. Am I missing something else that I am suppose to do to get it to recognize the phone as a modem device?
    09-23-2009 01:15 PM
  2. Ipheuria's Avatar
    As far as I know the point of using tethering is to use the phone's cellular data network on your computer. So if you turn off 3G then are you trying to use tethering with EDGE? try using it with 3G turned on.
    09-23-2009 01:35 PM
  3. Franberry's Avatar
    Yes, I am trying to use it with EDGE but I will try turning on the 3G and see what happens. With T-Mobile, we are actually told by the customer service reps to turn 3G off because TMo operates on a different frequency than AT&T's 3G.
    09-23-2009 01:40 PM
  4. Franberry's Avatar
    Well.......now I know why we're told to turn 3G off. Once I turned it On, I completely lost my signal and got "No Service" in the upper left hand corner. Had to pull the SIM out and put it back in to get the signal back.
    09-23-2009 01:48 PM
  5. iphone4idiots's Avatar
    I installed the mobile config file from benm.at and had no problems getting it working on my Mac. When I tried on my PC I saw "Apple Mobile Device" in my Network connections but it wouldn't connect.

    The PC was XP as well. I've had some other people tell me they've has issues as well. Did you open iTunes one time and connect your iPhone to it. If not, try that first and if that doesn't work I would say try it on another computer or Mac if you have access to it and see what happens.
    09-23-2009 02:09 PM
  6. Franberry's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion. I will connect it to iTunes tonight when I get home and see if that helps....we're not allowed to have iTunes installed on our work PCs. And just to confirm....you loaded the Tmo profile and got it to work?
    09-23-2009 02:20 PM
  7. iphone4idiots's Avatar
    No actually it was ATT profile. My point is that if you are lucky it works like a charm first try, but quite a number of people are having issues.

    Connect it to iTunes one time then reboot and see what happens. GL
    09-23-2009 02:23 PM
  8. Franberry's Avatar
    Not sure if this is progress but after connecting the phone to iTunes, my laptop recognized that a new "Apple Mobile Ethernet Device" had been found but it still never appeared as an option under Network Connections. Maybe I will have to try an alternate "older" method of tethering such as PDAnet or MiWi instead, since I cant seem to get this method to work.
    09-24-2009 09:38 AM
  9. iphone4idiots's Avatar
    I didn't get it working on my laptop either. I actually saw Apple Mobile Device as an option under Network Settings, but couldn't get it connect. I only tried for about 15 minutes though as it works no problem on my Mac.

    Seems benm.at has a few bugs when it comes to PC.
    09-24-2009 11:49 AM
  10. Franberry's Avatar
    Well, in case any other PC people cant get the benm.at method to work for them, I would definitely recommend MiWi (you can get it thru the RockApp in Cydia). I installed it and got it to work within minutes so I'm happy. It's only suppose to be a 10 day trial, then it costs $10 but it works and it's easy to use so it's worth $10 to me!
    09-24-2009 02:30 PM