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Old 02-04-2009, 12:31 PM
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Issue with tethering to a mac

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I have followed the steps below on trying to tether to a PC, or rather a Mac. I tried the below steps but when I tried tethering and hit connect, it would just say check USB connection, and failed to connect. So then I came across some other threads on XDA, that have said that besides the extension key that needs to be deleted, the setforcecellconnection should be deleted. I did that, and now I have 2 dropdowns.

While I am at work today, I have plugged in the TP to the desktop and hit connect, and this time, I did not get the check usb connection, but rather connected. So I am thinking that I am ok on the PC side. But apparently, having some problems with tethering to a mac. Does anybody have any success on tethering to a mac. If so, what are your current registry settings right now? any advice would be appreciated as always.


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Old 02-04-2009, 12:33 PM
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Re: Issue with tethering to a mac

Does your mac have BT? If so using Bluetooth would probably be the easiest way to get it all working.
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Re: Issue with tethering to a mac

or get the missing sync for mac it works bad *** both way usb or bt
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:49 PM
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Re: Issue with tethering to a mac

it's a macbook, so it does have bt. if I decided to use bluetooth, do I still need the usb cable at all? or do I just select something and do away the cable? don't have my macbook in front of me, so I can't picture the connection quite well.
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Re: Issue with tethering to a mac

You should install wifirouter on your TP. It will create a wifi connection from your TP so you can tether to the MAC. This is how i currently tether to my mac and its probably the most effective way I have found.
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Re: Issue with tethering to a mac

Let's face it, the Internet Sharing over USB is not going to work with OS X. Only way? Bluetooth PAN. Though it's slow (BT), but it's very easy to work with.

Or, as others suggested, WiFiRouter, turns it into a mobile wifi router but keep in mind, it drains your battery and turns your phone into a hot potato.
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Re: Issue with tethering to a mac

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it's a macbook, so it does have bt. if I decided to use bluetooth, do I still need the usb cable at all? or do I just select something and do away the cable? don't have my macbook in front of me, so I can't picture the connection quite well.
You need to pair the phone to your MB, then on the TP, select "Bluetooth PAN" instead of "USB", press connect and once it's connected, go to OS X, click on the BT icon, select the TP's device name (whatever you set it to), then "Connect to Network".

Done.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:40 PM
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Re: Issue with tethering to a mac

Thanks to all that have replied. Too bad we cannot use the usb connection to tether to a mac. I have wmwifirouter, I was hoping to find a solution that would not drain the battery as bad. So now I have the methods, for windows, we can use usb connection, but for mac, it's either pam or wmwifirouter. Thanks again.
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Re: Issue with tethering to a mac

I think usbmodem will allow tethering over usb. Here's from the FAQ:

Does Windows Mobile USB Modem support Mac OS X Leopard?
Yes, USB Modem WM 1.30 supports Mac OS X Leopard both in Bluetooth and USB mode.
If you use Mac OS X Leopard and USB mode does not function in your cellular surroundings, feel free to contact us and tell us your device model, your OS version (WM 5.0, WM 6.0 or WM 6.1) and your cellular operator.
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Re: Issue with tethering to a mac

If you really wanted to use the usb connection on the mac, the only way I have tried is running Vmware with an XP virtualization. you will only have internet access for the browser that is running inside of the XP virtualization. Everything works just the same as the PC. I don't recommend this method since I often get disconnected, but you may have better luck than I did.
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