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[TUT]How to use iPhone as a wifi adapter!

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I have only tested this on Snow Leopard 10.6.7 and 10.6.2. If you got it to work on other versions feel free to post verifying which version it is and I will add them to the compatible list.


Compatible versions:

  • Leopard: Unknown
  • Snow leopard: 10.6.3,10.6.7
  • Lion: Unknown
  • Mountain Lion: Unkown

What you will need

  • A jailbroken iPhone 4,4s with wifi capabilities
  • A wifi connection.
  • Usb sync cable for iphone.
  • Usb drive with atleast 256mb of free space.
  • Latest version of iTunes.

So to start off you need to go to Cydia on your iphone and download an app called "




After that set your iPhone aside because you won't be needing that for awhile.




Next thing to do is download the
app for mac.


To do this go here:
and click
top of the page.


Now take the newly downloaded .pkg file and put it onto your flash drive.


Once that is on your flash drive you're gonna need to download the latest version of iTunes, Now depending if you are reading this on a windows pc you may know that you don't normally have the option to download itunes for mac so to do this you need to go here:


But once that's done downloading drag that into your flash drive as well.


Once all things are downloaded you're flash drive should look something like this.




Now we switch over to our Mac OS X install.


Once on mac you need to plug in your iPhone and run the
app and make sure the settings look like this.



After that set your iphone aside and open up your usb drive folder and run the Pdanet.pkg file and install that to applications.


If your computer doesn't recognize that your iphone is connected when you plug it in you need to
Add this code to your




After adding that code you need to
install iTunes. If all goes well when itunes is installed you will see your iPhone
as a connected device.


Now all you have to do is run pdanet on your mac and then click the icon that appears on the menubar and click connect.


If you get a popup asking you to apply changes to network settings click apply and it should connect to the internet.


In system preferences it will show up as an ethernet device because mac doesn't usually have wifi adapters.


If this helped please like! Thanks for reading

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So the iPhone would pick up wireless networks that are nearby correct?


Well it's like this as you probably know macs don't come pre-equipped with the drivers to recognize most wifi adapters whether it be usb or a internal card. What this does is instead of going out and buying a new wifi card for your computer it lets you use your iphone as a external wifi card so any wifi connection that you are connected to through your iphone will be tethered to your hackintosh allowing you to in turn connect to the internet using the connection your iphone is getting.

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