How To Turn The iPhone Into a Wireless Router

by John Chow on December 18, 2008

One of the coolest feature of the 3G iPhone is the high speed, always on, Internet connection. Having a constant connection to the Internet is pretty much a must have for any Dot Com Mogul. The main problem with the iPhone is the screen is too small to do any serious Web surfing. Yes, it’s great for Twitter or checking up on emails but blogging from it is an exercise in frustration. Fortunately, there is a way to extend that 3G connection onto your laptop by turning your iPhone into a wireless router.

Ed Lau and I were at Kam Do today for lunch and decided to do a video showing how to tether your iPhone to your Macbook so your Macbook can surf the Internet using the iPhone’s 3G Internet connection. You can do this with a PC as well. However, there are more steps involved because Windows like to add more steps. The setup works amazingly well. Just don’t exceed the limits of your data plan or you may end up with a huge cell phone bill!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Bob December 20, 2008 at 1:56 pm


Thanks. Good tip. Makes me want to buy both a Mac and an IPhone.


Mark January 10, 2009 at 12:20 pm

good tip… I want to jailbreak my phone just dont want to mess it up… thanks…


turkey March 7, 2009 at 6:29 pm

can i make a network on windows?


Gerry July 28, 2009 at 7:34 am

Useless, it would cost a fortune, in Europe anyway,


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