Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 6:36 AM (in response to Judyant)
I had the same problem with OSX 10.6.8, iTunes 10.7, iOS 6. USB tethering no longer worked but WiFi tethering was ok. Following the advice on this thread I fixed this by reverting to the previous version of
Thanks for the help.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 9:09 AM (in response to BryanWM)
I cannot understand why you have to reinstall iTunes and I'm quite afraid of doing that (I don't want to loose anything in iTunes as it is now). Is this my fear wrong? Should I reinstall iTunes at all costs?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 9:44 AM (in response to Paperinik77)
If you are uncomfortable, try replacing the bad kext file with a good one without reinstalling I-Tunes. It shouldn't be a problem either way because your purchases etc are stored in your I-Tunes store account. Any music you added manually you must have CDs for, right?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 6:23 PM (in response to Judyant)
How might one resolve this issue if we don't have backups through Time Machine? Is it a case of waiting on the next iTunes update?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 6:43 PM (in response to laurencebrown1981)
Living in the country, I had no other way to get online than tethering to my I-phone. Luckily i was able to revert to an older version. If you have another method (DSL or cable etc) you may be able to download the file from somewhere (I don't know where). I sure wish someone could persuade Apple to admit the problem and offer the download on their website. I am very loyal to Apple products, but this is ridiculous!
I would be happy to email the file to you, if that would help. If that wont work, I don't know how to help. Sorry.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2012 1:02 PM (in response to Judyant)
i am facing the same problem, can you please send me your email id ??
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 12:40 PM (in response to Judyant)
Here you will find my solution and the links to the working kext and another app used to correctly install it
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 10:04 AM (in response to Judyant)
Another case of bad quality control on the part of Apple...
Luckily I have several Macs, and tend to update only one at a time, an wait to see what they have messed up this time, they manage make quite a few headaches with EVERY update, despite what the appologists would have you believe.
Anyway, having compared two machines, (one updated the other not) the update of iTunes to 10.7 seems to have updated AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext to version 2.3.6 and in the process messed it up (of course, its not their fault).
You need to replace this kext with a good version or an earlier working version, repairing permissions did not work.
To do this, download KextUtility and install it, then drag the old working kext onto the KextUtility icon, it willreplace the broken version and fix any other permission issues in your S/L/E folder.
and the working kexts (if you can't find it on your time machine backup)...
Version 2.2.0 (Working on 10.6.8) http://db.tt/Fahk9VBe
Version 2.3.6 (Working on 10.8 & 10.7) http://db.tt/U674UcOV
Nice one Apple, thanks for wasting a few hours of my life, AGAIN.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to Hibernian56)
Try this link for KextUtility...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2012 2:38 AM (in response to Hibernian56)
Thank you - it may have cost you an hour - but your post saved me many hours, and I'm sure many other people too. Thank you
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 9:20 AM (in response to Hibernian56)
Yes! Thanks so much for the fix. Both USB and Bluetooth tethering now work with my iPhone 3gs!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 9:28 PM (in response to Judyant)
Went to the Genius Bar with this problem. It had them stumped, but their fix of booting into the Resport Partition (Command R on startup) and reinstalling the OS worked. IMHO this is better than hacking Kernal Extensions as was recommended in comments.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 2:23 PM (in response to DJtrustGod)
I don't think using the Kext Utility is actually hacking. The point is, it worked. FYI, my certified Apple tech was stumped, too, and couldn't fix the issue, even after doing a clean install of Snow Leopard and then dragging the older extension file directly into the appropriate folder.