No I have not had that problem...
I tethered via USB with no issues...
Toggled off my WIFI on both iPhone and MBP
Plugged USB cable into MBP and iPhone 5
Then toggled the hotspot on
It poped up with a choice to turn WIFI back on or continue USB only
I Chose USB only and it nearly immediately showed me having 1 connection and when I opened settings > Network on my MBP I showed connected to iPhone 5 with an IP...
I tested and it worked fine...
A little bit late to your question: But you need to check if the data plan for your iPhone 5 *does* support tethering. Carriers all over the world are now realizing they can make money on the tethering plan (thanks to the success of iPhone), Free tethering is in the past now.
If the SIM in your iPhone 3G does supports tethering, then you can cut the it with a nano SIM cutter. And put the 3G SIM into the new iP5.
Tethering works! If you read my original message, tethering works, just not very well and primarily not at all when connected to by USB cable. In fact tethering has nothing to do with the USB problem because Snow Leopard Network Preferences does not recognise that the iPhone is plugged in. Please note, all this (tethering with USB or Bluetooth) worked well with my old iPhone 3G on the same carrier account.
No, your response was of no help whatsoever!
Unfortunately I suspect I have little joy for you. In the first place I gave up on getting any help from Apple when my emails to the consultant I was dealing with, Drew, bounced. Perhaps he was fired or quit. I haven't heard from Apple since. Then when I updated to iOS 6.0.1, suddenly USB tethering (Personal Hotspot) to my iPhone 5 started to work. I don't have a clue why. I now have USB connectivity to both my iPhone 5 and iPhone 3G (iOS 4.2.1). However I'm now having trouble tethering on wifi with the iPhone 5. Since I don't really need it and have been otherwise distracted, I've been ignoring the problem.
Hi, I was looking at this thread while figuring out why my USB tethering was not working.
I figured out the solution for my situation at least.
System Preferences > Network
Check to see if an "iPhone USB" item exists on the list on the left.
If not, click the "+" icon below,
Interface: iPhone USB
Service name: iPhone USB
Now try turning Personal Hotspot on your iPhone off then back on.
Hope that works for everyone.
I tried this (because I'm suddenly unable to connect to Personal Hotspot via USB), but when I click the "+" icon I don't see "iPhone USB" in the list of interfaces.
The interfaces I see are:
6 to 4
(Tethering via Bluetooth and Wifi is fine, BTW, and I can connect/sync my iPhone to iTunes via USB without problems)
Any ideas how to get the iPhone to show in the list of interfaces?
My MacBook is a 2008 model, running Lion (10.7.5), the iPhone is an Iphone 4 running iOS 6.1.3
Note - it doesn't appear to be problem with the iPhone, as the same problem occurs with a different iPhone with different version of iOS6 (older)
Hi, I had this problem before, solved it. Then it happened again and I couldn't find the place where I found the solution, but it was still in my download folder so I'd like to share it with you friends. I uploaded the "kext utility" plus a functional KextUSBEthernet file.
(this worked with leopard) iphone 4 and 5.
I also found an updated version of the Kext Utility for more recent OSX
hope that works for you.