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How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Posted August 8, 2008 at 4:04pm by iClarified
These are instructions on how to use your iPhone as modem to access the Internet using Windows. This is known as tethering. The Mac version of this tutorial is here

The act of tethering your iPhone to gain internet access through your computer may or may not be allowed by your cellular network. Please make sure you check as we cannot be responsible for any charges incurred.

To follow this tutorial you must have a jailbroken iPhone running the 2.0 firmware. You can find instructions on how to do this here: 2G iPhone, 3G iPhone.


Step One
Press to launch Cydia from your SpringBoard.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Two
Press to select the Install tab at the bottom of the screen.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Three
Press to select Networking from the list of sections.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Four
Press to select 3proxy from the list of packages.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Five
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Six
Press the Confirm button at the top right of the screen.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Seven
Once installation has successfully completed press the Close Window button.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Eight
Press the Install tab at the bottom of the screen to return to the sections list.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Nine
Press to select Terminal Support from the list of sections.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Ten
Press to select MobileTerminal from the list of packages.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Eleven
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Twelve
Press the Confirm button at the top right of the screen.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Thirteen
Once installation has successfully completed press the Close Window button.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Fourteen
Press the Home button on your iPhone and the phone should restart. If it does not then please restart the phone manually.

Once you iPhone has booted back up you should notice a new Terminal icon on your Springboard.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Fifteen
Now on your computer select the Wi-Fi Menu from the right of the screen and click Connect to network
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Sixteen
A popup will appear asking you to select a network. Click Set up a connection or network at the bottom of the window.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Select Set up a wireless ad hoc (computer-to-computer) network and click Next
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Click Next to continue
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Name your network as desired. I called mine iClarified's Tether. Set security type to No authenication then click Next.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Click the Close button.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Seventeen
On your iPhone press to select Settings from your Springboard.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Eighteen
The press to select Wi-Fi from the Settings Menu.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Nineteen
Now press to select the network name you created (iClarified's Tether).
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Twenty
Now press the Blue Arrow next to the network name you created (iClarified's Tether).
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Twenty One
Take note of the IP Address that appears. In my case it was 169.254.115.1.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Twenty Two
Press the Home button then press to launch Terminal from your Springboard. When Terminal launches type in socks and press the return button.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Twenty Three
Now press the Home button and launch Safari from your springboard. Try to load a webpage (ie www.google.com). Notice your iPhone will automatically switch to 3G from wifi once it realizes the adhoc network isn't working
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Twenty Four
Now on your computer open Firefox and select Options from the Tools Menu.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Select the Advanced tab and then Network subtab. From here click the Settings... button.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Choose Manual proxy configuration and enter the IP Address we wrote down earlier in the SOCKS Host field. Make the associated port 1080 and blank out the rest of the fields then click the OK button.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Twenty Five
In your browser address bar navigate to the address about:config. You will notice a Filter field. Type in socks
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Twenty Six
Double click the line called network.proxy.socks_remote_dns to change its value from false to true. Now exit and restart Firefox.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

Step Twenty Seven
And there you go! You should be able to now use your iPhone 2G/3G as a wireless modem for your computer! ie Tether your iPhone.
How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Modem (Windows)

NOTES***:
You may want to go back into Terminal on your iPhone and hold down the Home key for several seconds to terminate socks.
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mrzaw
mrzaw - October 18, 2009 at 6:59pm
I aldy follow all instruction, when i launch Terminal and type socks and then press on return xxx-iphone:~mabile$ socks -sh: socks: command not found so, safari can't launch internet by 3G pls let me know what should i do
hAcKeR 2ww
hAcKeR 2ww - December 12, 2009 at 8:29pm
Try reinstalling ''3proxy'', it worked for me!!
Pat
Pat - May 9, 2009 at 4:37pm
Can you guys add IE or Chronme apart from Firefox?! Thanks guys!
zac
zac - October 4, 2009 at 11:25am
wow that's so amazing!!!
Dave Dirt
Dave Dirt - May 6, 2009 at 12:43am
Works Perfect! Thank you.
Jason
Jason - November 9, 2008 at 1:22pm
I followed all the instruction provided and it worked the first time. However, when I restart my laptop the conection says "Limited Connectiviy" and I couldn't get to the internet on my laptop anymore. PLEASE HELP!
Heo
Heo - September 13, 2008 at 2:14am
I followed instructions step by step, but I can't access the internet, coz whenever I try to browse.... my Iphone IP address changes to diff one. please let me know what i did wrong, Thanks I have a 1 st Gen Iphone with 1.1.4 firmware.
ADR
ADR - September 10, 2008 at 3:11pm
I followed exactly every steps here but at the end I was only able to connect for a brief few seconds and firefox would time out with this message "proxy server refused connection." btw my ad hoc connection on my pc doesn't show any colored signal bar. No idea why. Using xp and firefox 3. Need a little help here. Thanks guys.
Allan
Allan - September 5, 2008 at 7:12am
you can't connect to iTunes or any other app outside of firefox. According to windows you're not connected
Sam
Sam - September 1, 2008 at 7:25pm
Can we connect itunes to internet using this method. I can browse easily but donot know how to configure itunes so that it can access internet using tethred iphone.
LECB
LECB - August 17, 2008 at 2:16pm
adisin: Same process, nothing different i did. Now working it is
Burr
Burr - August 13, 2008 at 4:51am
Can you use your iphone as a wireless receiver, say i didn't have a wireless card in my computer and wanted to pick up a wifi spot, could i theater the phone to do this? Thanks
adisin
adisin - August 12, 2008 at 2:47pm
@LECB Can u describe the exact process. Is it similar to above??
mrzaw
mrzaw - October 14, 2009 at 1:15am
i can connect with limited connection only @ my iphone terminal is i can't launch .. that is error ? so so i can't use internet connect with iphone n laptop
LECB
LECB - August 12, 2008 at 2:34pm
Im on 2.0.1 and it is working. Now i wonder, instant messaging works with this? it is not for me
adisin
adisin - August 12, 2008 at 5:25am
is this working with 2.0.1?? i think NO!!!! in 2.0.1 there is no auto switching from wifi to edge!! safari remains on wifi and retuns as server not responding!! best option is to stay with 2.0 if u wanna tether!!
quriat
quriat - August 11, 2008 at 12:14pm
i did get the 3proxy thx so much
mendezjoy
mendezjoy - August 10, 2008 at 12:51pm
Kuriat: In Cydia, select Manage, then Settings. Then select Developer. You'll be able to find 3 proxy. Good luck.
Chris
Chris - August 9, 2008 at 12:35am
How do you change the pw to the Tether so that others cannot join your access point?
quriat
quriat - August 8, 2008 at 8:42pm
hi, i tried to follow , but i tried to download the 3proxy from the cydia but i could not find it.
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