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Okay I'm trying iPhone tethering

Friday, June 19, 2009 by Dave Winer.

Everyone who's tried it says it works, so I'm giving it a go.  Permalink to this paragraph

Here's how to do it. Permalink to this paragraph

0. I have an iPhone 3G, not a 3GS. Permalink to this paragraph

1. Visit this site in the browser on the iPhone. Follow the instructions to install the configuration file it needs for the country you're in. (I'm in the US, of course.) Took me about a minute. Most of that was reading the various instructions, warnings and disclaimers. Permalink to this paragraph

2. Then I followed the instructions from Apple to turn it on in the iPhone user interface. Easily done. Permalink to this paragraph

3. Now I'm going to see if I can pair the iPhone with my netbook using Bluetooth. Back in a few minutes. Permalink to this paragraph

4. As with everything on Windows it takes a bit of fussing, doing things a few times, but it works.  Permalink to this paragraph

5. Now I have a $400 toy that I no longer have any use for? :-( Permalink to this paragraph

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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

"The protoblogger." - NY Times.

"The father of modern-day content distribution." - PC World.

One of BusinessWeek's 25 Most Influential People on the Web.

"Helped popularize blogging, podcasting and RSS." - Time.

"The father of blogging and RSS." - BBC.

"RSS was born in 1997 out of the confluence of Dave Winer's 'Really Simple Syndication' technology, used to push out blog updates, and Netscape's 'Rich Site Summary', which allowed users to create custom Netscape home pages with regularly updated data flows." - Tim O'Reilly.


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