Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2012 3:11 PM (in response to Axel Luttgens)
See this discussion:
for a description of how this info fixed a similar problem triggered by an iTunes 10.7 upgrade.
Thanks again to David Empson for the research.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 1:40 AM (in response to David Empson)
Spent hours trying to fix this; finally I found this discussion and away went my sorrows -Thanks a lot!!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to Nosce)
I found my way to fix the issue in two macs, check the thread and you'll find the link to the AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext v2.3.0 (from iTunes 10.6.3 installation) and the link to an utility that installs kext files in your OS
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2012 6:57 AM (in response to Topolinux)
The other work around I found that just worked for me was to upgrade to ios 6 and and I iTunes 7 then go to the general settings on the iphone and reset network settings, Volia all conntected via USB again.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 8:33 AM (in response to Beezie)
I got this problem, cannot connect to iPhone hotspot via USB, after iTunes 11.0 installation 3 days ago. I read the discussion https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4386838 and fixed the problem in two minutes. What I did was:
1. download AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext.zip (Mac unziped it during downloading automatically)
2. logon as user su from terminal
3. cp correct AppleUSBEthernetHost file, 180K, to the dir
4. restart Mac, and the problem fixed.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 2:43 AM (in response to Sea S)
Can you explain this in details for a guy who´s not on the same level as you?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 9:24 PM (in response to NielsChristensen)
1. download AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext.zip from https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4386838
and unzip it (my MBP unziped it during downloading automatically).
2. create a new dir under your hard disk 'Macintosh HD', such as USBHotspotFile and save AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext under it. You may keep it there forever as every time you upgrade iTune, you may have to do this fix again. The problem had been reported 1+ year ago, but Apple never tried to fix it. In step-9 below, I assume you have done this step-2.
3. enable su (root) user:
4. bring up Terminal: Applications->Utilities->Terminal, which is a unix command line interface. After enter a command string, you always press <return> key to issue it. Please note that you can just use your mouse highlight following commands in step-5 to step-10, one at a time, and drag-drop it to Termianl's command prompt position and press <return>
5. issue command: su
6. system will ask you for Password:, just enter the password you set in above step-3
7. issue command: cd /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext/Contents/MacOS
8. issue command: mv AppleUSBEthernetHost AppleUSBEthernetHost.bad
9. issue command: cp /USBHotspotFile/AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext/Contents/MacOS ./
10. issue command: ls -l
11. you will see system displaying something like following for above command:
-rwxr-xr-x@ 1 root wheel 180760 Dec 1 23:07 AppleUSBEthernetHost
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 118720 Aug 10 18:02 AppleUSBEthernetHost.badhere you can see that the correct file has size 180760 (which is what you will get from downloaded .zip file) and the incorrect file has size 118720 (which is what I got from ITune 11.0 upgrade)12. PLEASE REMEMBER do above step-3 again, but for DISABLE su (root) user.Hope this will reslove your problem. Cood Luck!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 9:37 PM (in response to NielsChristensen)
Niels, Sorry, just found a typo in step-9, which is copying file but without giving file name to be copied. correct step-9 is:
cp /USBHotspotFile/AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleUSBEthernetHost ./
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 9:41 PM (in response to NielsChristensen)
Niels, also missed last step:
13. RESTART your Mac...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 3:32 PM (in response to Sea S)
It has been less than a month since I deleted the usb interface in my network preferences on my MacBookPro. I have read all the above replies and fixes. It wasn't a problem, just a challenge cuz wifi works well.
I can connect to my tv and any other computer in the house with wifi on. The usb connection is quick and easy, but a little limiting. It is ok to be limited as long as I only want to connect to the one computer.
I re established my usb connection by:
- removed .kext per above instructions
- reinstalled itunes
- resetting my network settings on my phone,
- restarting my phone
- turning off wifi and hotspot on phone
- plugging phone into computer with usb
- opening network preferences on computer and hit the "+" sign, it recognised the phone and asked if I wanted to name the connection my phone's name
- turn Personal Hotspot "on" on the phone
- wait for phone to connect, watch and wait for connection to go green in Network preferences, it takes a few seconds
- if not, try turning Hotspot connection on phone off and on again, be patient
iTunes on computer 11.0.1
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2013 10:55 AM (in response to Nosce)
Sorry, this is not actually a reply I just don't know where else to ask..
I basically have the same problem (I think), but I do not understand a sigle word of how anybody fixed it and I'm quite desperate to know...
Could anybody help me?
All I know is after i updated the software for my MacBook to Mac OS X 10.6.8 (I hope it's written correctly...) I could not connect to the internet using my iPhone 3GS which latest update is iOS 6.1.2 as hotspot. And as far as I can understand some think it is because of iTunes updates?. I have updated it to iTunes 11.0.2. -still it does not work.
So help ? (if possible in danish...)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2013 1:27 PM (in response to AnetDan)
I am unable to help with any info in Danish. Try to follow the steps below, or have someone translate for you.
- restart MacBook
- reset network settings on iphone: Settings/General/Reset/Reset Network Settings
- power off iphone and then restart iphone
- turn off wifi and hotspot on phone
- plug iphone into computer with usb cable
- open System preferences/network preferences on MacBook,
- hit the "+" sign in the lower right hand corner of the connections panel
- name the connection your iphone's name, or an easily recognized name
- turn Personal Hotspot "on" in the iphone settings/Personal Hotspot
- wait for the iphone to connect, watch and wait for connection to go green in the MacBook's Network preferences panel, it takes a few seconds
- if not connecting, try turning Hotspot connection in iphone Settings off and back on again, be patient
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2013 9:30 AM (in response to thinkOTB)
This worked for me. I didn't try any of the complicated file replacement stuff.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2013 12:15 PM (in response to Nosce)
To make this simple for anyone who happens to be as big of a stoner as me, this worked for me.
Download this and run it:
Then download this and drag it into the window of the above program. Let it do its thing til it says all is cool.
Boom! You're in buisness.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2013 6:51 AM (in response to thinkOTB)
I Just delete the file and reload itunes. But my problem is I cannot see my iphone at the system/ network preferancesand also after hitting the "+" I can only see wi-fi, Firewire, Ethernet, Bluetooth DUN, VPN, PppoE and 6-4 .
I can see my iphone in itunes and iphoto but cannot use hotspot via usb.
I'm using a macbook pro lion and my phone is using İos 7.0