10-15-2010 6:46 AM
I have the iPhone 3GS and a Dell netbook with a WiFi card installed.
I'm thinking about adding ATT tethering to my wireless account.
Does ATT use a 3G connection to the netbook?
Or just WiFi? The WiFi here is limited and I'm not going to MacD's, etc just to use tethering.
Do I have to add any more hardware to my netbook to get tethering to work?
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10-15-2010 10:22 PM
When tethering, the best available cellular signal (3G if available, Edge/GPRS if you're not in a 3G area) is used. I really don't know if you even can tether for a wi-fi connection. I don't see why you couldn't, but the whole point is to get internet service where it's not available by other means.
The only hardware you need to tether is either a data cable for the phone or a Bluetooth device for the computer. That will connect your computer to the internet.
10-16-2010 4:25 AM
I'm glad to hear that it's 3G. I was a bit confused about that part of it.
About this: "The only hardware you need to tether is either a data cable for the phone or a Bluetooth device for the computer. That will connect your computer to the internet."
Does it mean I physically attach my iPhone to my netbook? What kind of cable do I need and where would I get it, please?
I have a different ISP at home for my computer, so I am not going to be using ATT for home use on my desktop.
10-16-2010 5:24 AM
I have a better understanding now. I found the requirements on the Apple website and I don't have to buy anything extra. I just have to change my ATT plan.