While traveling, if you don’t have access to your WiFi network and you have access to the 3G feature, you will be beaming if you have installed the iPhone Modem application. iPhone Modem will help you to get the high speed internet on your laptop by making your iphone to work as a modem for it. iPhone Modem is free to try and is available for a small 10$ price. There is no wrong in buying this app for those users (who own an iPhone 3G) that really need some high speed internet connectivity while traveling. At least that 10$ is cheap compared to an external wireless modem.
Since iPhone Modem’s terms and conditions does not fully comply with that of Apple’s, you need to jailbreak the iPhone in order to use this iPhone Modem. Jailbreaking iPhones opens up a wide range of possibilities in front of you. But you need to understand the fact that jailbreaking the iphones will make them lose it’s warranty and support. So do it at your own risk!
How to Jail Break the iPhone
A program called QuickPwn will do this tedious job very easily. The only thing you need to do is follow the instructions given by QuickPwn very carefully. QuickPwn is available for both Mac and Windows operating systems.
The Apple iPhone jailbreaking tool, QuickPwn will be installed as an application named Cydia. Cydia is really an online store, where you can get all the applications that are not available through the official App Store.
Search for ” iPhoneModem by Addition ” in there and install it. Now download the iPhone Modem helper application on your laptop.
Now you need to setup the network.
Run the iPhone Modem helper application you have just installed on your laptop and press connect. Now this helper application (iPhone Modem) will setup an hoc network which can be accessed through the iPhone. The default network created by the program will not have a password, so you need to change it via the Preferences in the iPhone Modem helper application for setting a password. You also need to turn on the Wi-Fi network in your iPhone. Now open the iPhone settings and take Wi-Fi. Select the network you have created before (using iPhone Modem) (here the default one is ” iPhoneModem ” if you have named it some thing else select it accordingly). Enter the password (if you have created it). Finally, open the application in your iPhone. All the settings will be configured automatically. After a few seconds both the application’s (iPhoneModem on iPhone and the iPhone helper application on your laptop) will confirm that the connection has been established properly. Done! You can now get the high speed internet facility with the help of the iPhone 3G in your laptop by using your iPhone as a wireless modem.