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How to set up Win 7 for iPhone hotspot using USB

Using the wireless connection is easy, but I cannot figure out how to use the USB, (so my phone can recharge too) to use the Personal Hotspot.

 

Does anyone know where to find or how to setup the connection in windows 7 to use the USB connection?  It seems rediculously hard... I have been able to find TONS about how to setup a mac with the USB connection but now Windows 7.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. 

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Re: How to set up Win 7 for iPhone hotspot using USB

Check out this article.  I skimmed it but seams to provide an overview.... http://www.macworld.com/article/158556/2011/03/personal_hotspot_att.html

Here is the article on Apples site.  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4517

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Re: How to set up Win 7 for iPhone hotspot using USB

Thanks for the reply, However neither of those web pages provides assistance on how to set up the USB connection in windows 7. And the issue is that there is no info out there. Does anyone else have any ideas or some instruction on how to use the USB to connect to the wireless hotspot in windows 7?
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Re: How to set up Win 7 for iPhone hotspot using USB

It should be very simple.

 

Make sure iTunes is installed on the windows 7 machine, otherwise there won't be drivers for the iPhone USB connection.

 

Then, turn on hotspot on the iPhone

 

Then, plug in the USB cable

 

Windows 7 should set up a new network connection automatically.

 

You MUST install iTunes to get USB tethering to work on Win7. You don't have to use it or run it, but you have to install it.

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Re: How to set up Win 7 for iPhone hotspot using USB

Well, Thank you again...I was not able to figure it out, and finally I reimaged my laptop and now it seems to be working...Musta had something wonky with Itunes...

 

I knew that it was easy, just couldn't figure it out.

 

Thank you to everyone

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Ubuntu option

Classic!

 

I had to use Xubuntu to download iTunes for windows 7 to get my desktop working.  advise: use linux to get the download when you don't have internet connection.

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