After my woes with Rogers Customer Service earlier this week, asking about prices and availability, it seems that Rogers has cleared things up regarding the pricing for iPhone tethering. I quote:
I am not looking forward to the end of that promotion as I'm sure Rogers will somehow figure out a way to gouge me out of more money.
OK. How to tether.
- Connect iPhone to Computer (I'm doing this for mac)
- If you haven't already, install OS 3 on your iPhone
- After the sync, on iPhone tap Settings -> General -> Network -> Internet Tethering
- Switch ON
- On your mac wait for the notice of new ethernet adaptor being found
- Open network preferences
- This may not apply to you, but to get the tethering to work I had to choose Advanced and then manually Renew my DHCP lease to contact the Rogers DNS and get on their network.
- Your iPhone will switch to the blue bar telling you you're online
- Don't forget to disable iPhone's tethering option when you're done so you don't burn through your data like crazy
|From Johannes Lindenbaum|
iPhone 3G is limited to a 3.6 MBit/s downstream as it doesn't support HSDPA. (iPhone 3G S has HSDPA support and Rogers also supports the 7.6 MBit/s downstream)
The speed I got using Shaw's speedtest was 2.5 MBit/s down and 200 kbps up at ~8.30 pm.
If these speeds are consistent across Canada in 3G, I'm more than happy with this for emergency internet use.