Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2012 2:37 PM (in response to zahidmaqbool)
I have got the same problem too but only alternative is to use wifi tethering which is still working with 5.1 until we get new update i guess.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2012 3:21 PM (in response to zahidmaqbool)
Similar problem here with Snow Leopard 10.6.8.
USB Tethering is no longer working for me. I wasn't sure if it was iOS 5.1 or something on the Mac, as it's a while since I've used Tethering, but plugging the phone into a PC running Windows XP has shown that its not the phone or iOS 5.1 - Tethering is working fine on the PC.
I was getting a similar message that the device is not plugged in or responding, I deleted the network device but when I went to add it back in there is no iPhone USB device listed, only Ethernet, Firewire, and Airport.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2012 11:56 PM (in response to DBMandrake)
Same for me but using 10.7.3 MBP ... same issue for both iPh 3Gs and 4s,,yet to try on another Mac or PC
Interesting the wifi and BT personal hotspots both work OK but no USB...and seems no way to add USB back again after removing it.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2012 12:28 AM (in response to DBMandrake)
Did this suddenly happened to you or you updated something? For me it started as soon as the iPhone configuration utility was updated.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2012 1:04 AM (in response to zahidmaqbool)
seemed to coinside with update to iOS5.1 hadnt touched iPhone config in many months...forgot it was even there..that said maybe update updated it and i just didnt notice as there were a few osx updates done around the same time
Message was edited by: zwizardofoz Update seems iPh confi did get updated in an os x software update on the 9th March .... Hmmm Hope apple fix this ASAP
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2012 3:54 PM (in response to zwizardofoz)
I am seeing the exact same problem on my MBP (10.7.3) and iPhone 4GS.
Wifi and BT tethering works just fine but the USB tethering simply doesn't work.
iTunes is able to see my iPhone but tethering doesn't work.
If you look in the iPhone Config Utility logs for the iPhone there are all kinds of errors about "No MEID in CT mobile equipment info dictionary".
This must be an iOS update bug...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2012 10:36 PM (in response to breakerfall)
MEID is for CDMA, so you don't need to worry, unless you are on a CDMA network.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2012 11:45 AM (in response to DBMandrake)
The solution is :
1. Delete iPhone configuration utility. Just drop it to the trash
sudo rm -rf /private/var/db/receipts/com.apple.pkg.iPhoneConfigurationUtility.*
rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iPhoneConfigurationUtility.plist*
3. Delete the whole folder: /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext
4. Reinstall iTunes (just over the previous one)
incase of any issues, visit this thread: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3725328?start=15&tstart=0
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 8:50 PM (in response to zahidmaqbool)
This solved the same problem for me. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2012 3:36 AM (in response to zahidmaqbool)
Yep, this worked. Need to remove the .kext before reinstall.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2012 5:53 AM (in response to adib1)
Since upgrating to IOS 5.1.1 on my iPhone4...
- USB-only tethering works fine on my MacBook Air (10.7.3)
- USB-only tethering DOES NOT work on my MacBook Pro (10.6.8)
- WiFi tethering works on both
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 4:39 AM (in response to zahidmaqbool)
Thanks so much zahidmaqbool for this solution and also for the link to the other discussion.
For me, the solution by DopeyDupe at https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3725328?start=30&tstart=0 worked just fine and it does not require deleting anything or reinstalling iTunes.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 2:55 PM (in response to zahidmaqbool)
Just updated to iTunes 10.6.3, It resolved my issue.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 5:40 PM (in response to zahidmaqbool)
Used this method and worked but my Bluetooth tethering is still not working. The phone pairs with the computer (10.6.8 on MacBook Pro) but the message is "computer name not supported" when trying to connect the device... any ideas?