Use your iPhone as a Wireless Router for your PC/Mac

by Volker Weber

Another reason to jailbreak your iPhone:

PDAnet has been one of the most popular software for Windows Mobile phones and Palm OS phones. It is now ported to the iPhone! The 1.2 version turns your iPhone into a true WiFi router for your computer (MAC or PC), and allows your laptop to go online wirelessly through the 3G network on the iPhone.

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[Thanks, Urban]


was waiting for something like this all the time. Great recommendation.

Armin Roth, 2008-09-27

Thanx a lot for this hint. It will – as you mentioned – probably be the reason for me to jailbreak my iPhone.

Jens-Christof Niemeyer, 2008-09-27

So, this is what JoikuSpot does for Nokia phones?

I've mixed results with JoikuSpot on my N95: I believe my Ubuntu couldn't connect.

How is the client-to-iPhone connectivity for this PDAnet?

Eva Quirinius, 2008-09-27

works great on a Mac. I especially like the statstics that are showing on the iPhone screen. A plus is that email works, even exchange does it. Even proxied access is functional.

Armin Roth, 2008-09-27

my Ubuntu connects fine to a Nokia e61i - but is quite slow.

Samuel Orsenne, 2008-09-27

Samiel, could you share how you set up the ac-hoc wlan with Ubuntu? I can't get my iPhone to connect to my wlan. This is what I used:

iwconfig wlan0 essid blah
iwconfig wlan0 mode ad-hoc
ifconfig wlan0 up

Everything worked ok with Vista (didn't test the speed though).

Urban Hillebrand, 2008-09-28


Thanks: I tried again, and my Ubuntu (Intrepid Ibex) does indeed connect to JoikuSpot on my N95. With Hardy Heron, there's a problem with my Intel Centrino Wifi connecting to non-WPA(s) APs, so maybe that's the cause of Hardy not connecting to Joikuspot.

BTW: it's quite slow: 15 kBps. With a Mac, I've achieved 1 Mbps through the JoikuSpot.

Eva Quirinius, 2008-09-28

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