There was a post a few months ago about how to use the iPhone to connect your laptop up to the internet. It was not an easy checkbox task and likely it would break once you upgraded the software on the phone.
Anyone looking in to that and has found an easier way way to do it? We have iPhone 3.1and 10.6.1 with new features. This would be a nice hidden feature.
For a while, I was looking into tethering. It turned out that I didn't end up spending working days at the beach or in a park like I had idealized and my BlackBerry's Edge connection is too slow to do anything but e-mail.
Anyhow, I thought it would be cool to try to pick up one of those USB dongles second hand and use that. Are you thinking of using a mobile Internet connection regularly or seasonally?
I still think it would be cool to have a USB thinggy that I could activate only for the summer months.
Are you thinking of using a mobile Internet connection regularly or seasonally?
Neither, more like once or twice a month I get an email while I am just iPhone and I really need to type a page or two.
I am spending my workdays at the beach and for the most part the iPhone does the job. In fact I like it more than having laptop connectivity since I am not tempted to jump over and solve the problem six ways. With the iPhone I just do it in a sentence and get back to the fishing.
The pdaNet requires jail breaking the phone. Since the Institute paid for it I don't think I can bust it and I don't want to put up with the hassle of not upgrading or jail breaking after each upgrade. The whole point is adding leisure time not adding screwing around with software.
Paying 360 a year extra is just too much for a rare email or google search. So the solution is likely to just use the iPhone the way it was supposed to be used, as a phone.
#444399 - 09/13/0902:08 AMRe: Easy access to internet by laptop through iPho
There's a dongle-type thingy that the guys at work plug into their laptops when they're traveling to connect to the Internet. They all fight over it, and get upset if someone signs it out before they do, so it must work pretty well. I'll have to ask the IT guy what it is.
Yeah, I kept reading that the battery was used up when tethering. Even if you are plugged into a charger the iPhone loses power. The phone isn't much use if it's dead.
I guess I just need to learn to type faster on the iPhone keyboard. I just learned that the spacebar hit twice puts down a period and a space. Doh. I also have the iPhone add "Sent by handheld" after my sig to explain the typos. I have the autocorrrect turned off since it usually screws up text and doesn't fix it. I need a typing tutorial for the iPhone
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