6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2009 10:20 AM by Polar2100
amosthj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi guys, i don't know if this question have been post before
i would like to know if iPhone 3G supports internet tethering via bluetooth/USB. it does not appear as a option for me to do so in my phone.

if not,
is there any software i can use to enable internet tethering.

iPhone 3G
  • Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (19,780 points)
    Have a look at this article about system requirements for tethering: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3574
    and check this article if your carrier supports tethering: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1937
    if your carrier does not support tethering you can't connect your computer to the internet using the phone.
  • daplayers16 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    the 3.0 software does support it but if you are in the US and under ATT they had to take the option off because ATT doesnt support the iphone using tethering.
  • amosthj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks man! my carrier does not support the service
  • Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (19,780 points)
    You're welcome
  • Mobula Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I posted this thread and hope I can help some of you out there.

    My question was:-

    "I have an iPhone 3GS purchased in Taiwan which is factory unlocked. Tethering worked perfectly prior to the 3.1.2 upgrade.

    Does anyone have any solution as to how I can get tethering back without having to unlock or hack the phone? Perhaps a way to downgrade the phone back to 3.1. How about iTunes? Will it keep asking me to update my phone each time I sync?

    Thanks in advance. "

    I have found a solution that works for me.

    1. Go to "Settings"
    2. Press "General"
    3. Press "Network"
    4. Press "VPN"
    5. Switch VPN on then off
    6. Press "Add VPN configurations"
    7. Press "Auto" under the "Proxy" settings
    8. Press "Cancel"
    9. Go back to main screen
    10. Go to "Settings"
    11. Press "General"
    12. Press "Network"

    Your Internet Tethering should be back.

    I did not make any changes, hack the phone or download any updates (I don't there has been any since 3.1.2 7D11 and I got tethering back.
    Good luck.
  • Polar2100 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried this, it did not work for me.