4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2009 2:14 PM by tokatta
Jonty3 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi guys,
I got my beautiful new iPhone 3GS a few days after the launch day and got a years free internet.
I have been messing around with the Tethering option and its great for web browsing (and the years free internet is awesome!).
However, one or two of my PC programs cannot function because they use a special port and cannot be changed to default port 80 (or 8080 in some cases).
How can I open these ports on the iPhone so I can use these programs (Steam Games is one of these).
An example of what I want opening is:

* UDP 27000 to 27020 inclusive
* TCP 27020 to 27050 inclusive

Any way?


iPhone 3GS 16GB Black, iPhone OS 3.0
  • w7ox Level 4 (2,385 points)
    You may want to call customer support with your UK provider. Most users here are in the US (AT&T) and we do not yet have tethering.

  • Jonty3 Level 1 (0 points)
    I contacted AppleCare and I have been told that it is officially unsupported by the iPhone. I wonder if 3rd party modem apps allow ports
  • Frodo B Level 1 (120 points)
    Greetings. I don't know if this is what you are after but at least it is a lead.

    Read the post from bigcarpchaser.

  • tokatta Level 3 (865 points)
    I wouldn't think that the iPhone would be blocking it as tethering should support any open ports - it could be your wireless provider. Apple seems to have a "this is not supported answer" when the tech doesn't understand the question.

    I could be wrong, but it would be to much work for the iPhone to block ports. It supports using other ports for other apps, so it should work. I would expect a wireless carrier to block ports if they think that there will be excesive bandwidth will be used.