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iPhone Tethering to ThinkPad T500

2010-07-09, 15:23 PM

I am not able to use my iPhone 3Gs as a tethered device for web access.  Spent 2 hours with AT&T and another 3 hours with Apple Genius Bar at both San Francisco and Holyoke Massachusetts stores with no success.  Has anyone been able to make the tethering connection work?  Is there a driver or "fix" that Lenovo has made to make the T500 laptop able to use the iPhone tether?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: iPhone Tethering to ThinkPad T500

2011-01-29, 18:00 PM

I have the same problem with my Epic.


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Re: iPhone Tethering to ThinkPad T500

2011-01-29, 18:03 PM

Works with my HTC Desire, both using Bluetooth and setting the Desire up as a Wireless Hotspot.

...and this works on a T61, T400, T410, T500, and X200.


Presently with an X201 and a T500/T410 combo
I've owned everything from a 701c up to present which equal a ton of ThinkPads

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Re: iPhone Tethering to ThinkPad T500

2011-01-30, 0:41 AM

For iphone tethering you would need the following:


1. iPhone must be in the tethering mode, they can be connected to either the usb or bluetooth mode.


2. laptop must have the iTune software installed.


3. you should switch off the wireless card when using the iphone tethering to get the best result. 


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Re: iPhone Tethering to ThinkPad T500

2011-02-03, 10:38 AM

Some people miss this step if they are using bluetooth.....do as shown in picture. If you are using a USB cable to the laptop, then it will just tether with no issue.


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