Originally Posted by ViN86
Wow, he was wrong. Big deal. Doesn't justify you calling him names for the next few days. And wireless
tethering is what costs money. Wired tethering can still be done for free on Android phones. But it's probably way too much tweaking for you Apple users. With USB Debug mode available on all Android phones, it's very difficult for the carriers to block it.
Oh and it takes about 5 minutes and some common sense to get wireless tethering working for free.
Good luck with that on the iPhone. First you need a jailbreak, then you typically have to pay for the app on the jailbreak Cydia store. Not to mention the fact that there's no untethered jailbreak for iOS5.1 yet.
Oddly enough I just got done configuring an iphone for tethering. The built in works very well. You literally can just plug the phone into the pc and usb tether mode is ready to go. I also configured the laptop for wifi but if it were mine I would be using USB tethering since there is no extra overhead for wireless and your device is going to be charging while you are using it.