Tethering the NC to iPhone 4?

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  1. AnimaTechnica

    AnimaTechnica Senior Member

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    i currently use a Verizon MiFi to get access to the internet when i am up and about. It works very well for me - but now that my wife has her own rooted NC, looking for a cheaper way for her to get access as well - she has an iphone 4 - wondering if anyone has successfully tethered a NC to an iphone 4?
     
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    I am afraid that right now the answer is no. the IPhone broadcasts an adhoc wifi, and the NC need infrastructure...its a shortcoming of Android, not just the NC. There is some sort of workaround for some specific ROM over at XDA....here's the link Android Ad-hoc support hack/wpa_supplicant - xda-developers so you can read about it.
     
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    I was able to tether to my 3GS using MyWi and the instructions at this post...it's straightforward and won't take more than 5 minutes. I don't know if there's any difference with tethering to the iPhone 4 tho.
     
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    Well hell...there you go. Great find ScarletBeagle, this looks like exactly what Anima was asking about.
     
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    I have an iPhone 4- tethering works great with the ad hock fix and MyWi
     
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    MyWi requires jaibreak - now i gotta talk my wife into letting me jailbreak her phone :)
     
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    Yeah, that's the real challenge! but as Rob Schneider says "You can do it!"
     
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    There may be a catch (be sure to read all 14 PAGES of that thread!)...when I tried the adhoc fix--and it worked brilliantly--the trade-off is that sometimes wifi didn't turn back on after sleeping. In my case, I had to manually toggle it on and off. I decided to wait for a better fix...what showed up was another toggle that switches between infrastructure and adhoc. It's not pretty, but it works. I'd love a one-size-fits-all solution with no manual toggles, but maybe that is not quite ready...

    -Matt
     
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    I turn my wifi off before I let it go to sleep anyway...as I am one of those plagued with the reboot while in sleep mode, and turning off the wi-fi seems to fix that issue.

    I put a wifi toggle on my home screen to one click turn it on or off.
     
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    You have no idea how lazy I am. I put the wifi toggle on my homescreen (Beautiful Widgets) and using THAT is what I was complaining about!!! :)

    In that regard, my Droid just "does." No toggles necessary!

    -Matt
     
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    HaHaHa...too funny. I have that same widget...I like it, except for when I tap it to shut off, it thinks about it for a sec then turns itself back on!
     
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    There was a suggestion from someone on xda that finally fixed the adhoc/wifi - sleep issue for me:

    Get the app Settings Profiles
    create two profiles
    - wifi on (when the screen is on)
    -wifi off (when the screen is off)

    After doing that- the wifi always came back on after unlocking the screen within seconds... no more toggling

    Hope that helps!
     
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    Ah thanks! I TOTALLY forgot about Setting Profiles!

    -Matt
     
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    breebauer - can you clarify - did this thread you referenced fixed the adhoc issue or the wifi disconnecting issue (or both)?

     
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    Well, until they chime in...I interpreted it as it addressed the disconnecting issue. In other words, I complained about toggling wifi on/off to reconnect and this was their suggested solution. But I could be wrong.

    -Matt
     

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