I used to use PDANet with my Treo 755P to get my lap connected to the Internet while on the road. When I moved to the iPhone, I lamented that this ease of use tethering option would be a thing of the past. Well, today I can stop the tears because PdaNet has released a very easy to use version of their software for the iPhone!!!
You, of course, need to have a jailbroken iPhone for this to be available. Once you have done so, it can be found in the Cydia install manager. They say that they’re trying to get it in the App Store but we all know that will never happen. Apple cares more about control than it does about it’s customers.
It’s really to easy to use on my MacBook Pro. I simply, click on the icon in the top of the screen, and from the drop down menu, choose to create a network. In the box that opens, I just click “OK” and the work is done on the laptop end.
Next, I go into my wireless settings on my iPhone and tell it to join the network that I just created on the MacBook Pro. After it has connected, I launch PdaNet. That’s it!
This is different than the other tethering apps for the iPhone because it doesn’t mess with proxy servers or require a bunch of complex IP settings. It truly is a little wireless router! Any app on the computer works with it.
Now, if they can just find a way to create that ad-hoc wireless network on the iPhone instead of on the computer, this software would be the coolest thing ever to hit Cydia!