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USB-tethering issues (OS X 10.6.8, iTunes 10.7, iOS 6)

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  • tanagle Calculating status...

    I am one happy camper right now. Thank you and thank goodness for an active support community.

     

    I hit the Genius (not so Genius today) Bar and walked away disappointed. The only help (and I get it I guess) is she pointed me to this solution saying she couldn't do more than that. Odd. But it worked like a charm.

     

    Back in business. Cheers!

  • justinlee777 Calculating status...

    I have a MBP 10.6.8 iTunes 11.0.1 with Iphone 5 6.1.3

     

    Downloaded the kext utility, unzipped it and put the .app file into my applications folder, then I dragged the kext file from my laptop (AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext   version 2.2.0), watched the utility does its magic.

     

    easy peasy.

     

    I rebooted with my plugged iphone via the usb cable and immediatly the system put up a window stating:

     

    A new interface has been detected


    the "iphone USB" network interface has not been set up.  To set up this interface use network preferences". Proceeded into network preferences to see the setup and you can see your iphone on usb connection... (make sure your iphone's hotspot is set to usb during OSX reboot)

     

    Thanks to all you guys and makers of the kext utility  its now fixed!  ;-)

  • m.schaber Calculating status...

    Hello Hibernian56

     

    I am working with:

    Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard on MacBookPro Intel (Core2Duo - 2,5GHz)

    iTunes 11.02 which seems to be the most actual one

    iOS 5.1.1 on iPhone 4 (no 4S).

     

    and USB tethering wasn´t working...

    first i tried to deleted the AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext manually and reinstalled iTunes.

    - no change

    second i replaced the AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext manually with a known good one (form an working machine)  - no change.

     

    Originally - after the reinstall of iTunes i had the Version 2.3.6 installed

     

    So i gave the "Kext Util" a try, moved the 2.2.0-kext on that "Kext-Util"-Icon and that finally worked.

    Thanks a lot to all of you out there!

    Kind reguard msch

     

    p.s. therefore i think in my case the user-rights have been corrupt too!

  • auris_ephphatha Calculating status...

    Hi Hibernian55,

     

    Thanks for your help! Worked for me as well... I'ved used kext file v2.2.0 with snow leopard... Props to Michael Lemasstoo for the additional info.

     

     

    Cheers!

  • bogod Calculating status...

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    I had the same problem now, in sep 2013!

    iPhone 4s, iOS 7.0, iTunes 11.1.0.

    I'd like to write some tag words on portuguese for people from my country easy find this post, that I took 6 hours googling...

    Este post resolve problemas de compartilhamento de conexão do iphone com o macbook pro ou mac os x.

    Fiz nova instalação do novo iTunes e do novo iOS e meu iphone sumiu da lista de dispositivos dentro dos ajustes dos sistema - rede. Apenas aparecia ethernet, bluetooth, firewire e wi-fi. De jeito nenhum aparecia o "iphone usb" ou "usb do iphone" na minha listinha.

    Fiz o que um dos caras mandou na página anterios desse post.

    Baixei o zip que extrai o app e o zip que extrai o tal do kext.

     

    http://cvad-mac.narod.ru/index/0-4

    Version 2.2.0 http://db.tt/Fahk9VBe

    Version 2.3.6 http://db.tt/U674UcOV

     

    Arrastei o app pra dentro dos aplicativos e abri. Arrastei o arquivo com final kext pra dentro do app que estava aberto. Ele pediu 2 vezes minha senha do usuário e levou mais ou menos 2 minutos e concluiu.

    Depois disso reiniciei o macbook e voltou a funcionar.

    Eu usei o kext 2.2.0. É necessario apenas utilizar um.

     

    Até mais!

  • JF Paquette Calculating status...

    Thanks to Hibernian56,

     

    Why Apple does not solve this problem with an update? This is not normal. I lost a lot of time on the phone with technical support, I even moved to the Apple store and replace my iPhone. Nobody at Apple has told me a solution. The problem the same day using at home my iMac OS 10.7.5 and same result at work on MacBook Pro OS 10.7.5.

     

    This situation is inacceptable and is still unresolved with Apple engineers.

     

    JF Paquette

  • cerb78 Calculating status...

    Thank you Hibernian56and everyone else on this thread who added their experience. Finally able to tether by USB today after pulling out my hair for past few weeks!

     

    I am using the following: iPhone 5 iOS 7.0.4,  MacBook Pro OS X 10.7.5,  iTunes 11.1.3

     

    I downloaded http://cvad-mac.narod2.ru/Kext_Utility and moved to Applications folder then opened and ran utility.

     

    I then downloaded Version 2.2.0 http://db.tt/Fahk9VBe and dragged the downloaded icon onto the utility screen above and waited until it said 'enjoy'!

     

    I rebooted MacBook Pro and iPhone and am happily tethering via USB again. Didn't even need to open network settings as others did above.

     

    Thanks again community members.

     

    C'mon Apple, time for a fix!

  • cerb78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Hibernian56and everyone else on this thread who added their experience/method. Finally able to tether by USB today after pulling out my hair for past few weeks!

     

    I am using the following: iPhone 5 iOS 7.0.4,  MacBook Pro OS X 10.7.5,  iTunes 11.1.3

     

    I downloaded http://cvad-mac.narod2.ru/Kext_Utility and moved to Applications folder then opened and ran utility.

     

    I then downloaded Version 2.2.0 http://db.tt/Fahk9VBe and dragged the downloaded icon onto the utility screen above and waited until it said 'enjoy'!

     

    I rebooted MacBook Pro and iPhone and am happily tethering via USB again. Didn't even need to open network settings as others did above.

     

    Thanks again community members.

     

    C'mon Apple, time for a fix!

  • TV Slatis Calculating status...

    I am running on Mac OSX 10.6.8, iTunes 11.1.3 and (iPhone 4) 7.0.4, and have had the tethering problem as described in many posts above. Thanks to Hibernian56 and others in this thread I was able to resolve it a couple of months ago using the Kext utility, kext v.2.2.0, and verifying the permissions through Terminal. Finally, tethering worked again! Again, many, many thanks -- without these instructions there would have been no solution to the problem.

     

    All this suddenly ended yesterday: tethering stopped working, the iPhone USB service in Network | System Preferences went 'stale', the USB service could not be replaced as the OSX did not recognise the iPhone (despite showing up in iTunes, i.e. the USB connection working), creating a new Location did not help. In other words, back to square one.

     

    After several trial-and-errors and redoing what I had already done a couple of months ago but this time to no avail, I finally got tethering working by booting the iPhone. After reconfigurating  the computer it seems to me that the culprit this time around was the phone. The point being: if you are stuck after having set up the computer as described in the other posts above, booting the phone and then booting your computer with the phone connected with the USB cable may lead the OSX to recognise the IPhone, and you are good again.

     

    --TVS

  • Foolyeen Calculating status...

    I am running on Mac OSX 10.6.8, iTunes 11.1.4 and (iPhone 3g) 4.2.1

    Thanks for Hibernian56's

    help! Worked for me as well..

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