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How To Tether Any Phone

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Sat 2012/03/10 11:06 JST
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At last - an easy method to tether any iPhone or Android without jailbreaking or rooting. Saw the news on Mac Rumors this morning and thought I'd give it a whirl.
The method I'm going to cover is for the iPhone and Mac but you can also do it for an Android/PC combination too. This does not require jailbreaking because it uses some groovy stuff in HTML5. First off - get along to Tether.com and register an account - it says that the service costs 30 USD per year but when I got to Paypal to pay, I was pleasantly surprised to see that it only cost 15 USD for the first year.

Once you have an account just download the Tether app to your Mac/PC and install. Run the app and just enter an SSID and password.

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An ad-hoc connection will be created automatically for the Mac - just hit "create."

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An ad-hoc icon will appear in the Mac's bar at the top.

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Then just connect to the ad-hoc network on the iPhone.

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Browse to http://tether.com/web from Safari and enter your user/pass. You will see some funky HTML5 magic going on and it will connect to the ad-hoc connection.

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Once connected, Your browser will automatically fire up tether.com to let you know you are connected to the Internets.

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And this is my iMac connected to the internet though my iPhone. You can see the packets being exchanged.
In the event of a disaster, I'll be able to connect to the Internets with my MacBook Air on the road. Awesome.

As you can see - carriers in Japan dont allow tethering - how about in your neck of the woods?

Does your carrier allow tethering?

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