Using an iPhone as a USB modem?


#1

Ok so I want to test the PEPVPN on this Balance 20 before sending it out. But only have one network and PEPVPN isn’t making a connection internally.

Had this brilliant idea… plug my iphone in… I can use it as a modem for my laptop…

Of course no dice.

Any way of getting it working?


#2

Hi,

We support Android tethering but not IOS at the moment. We yet to have road map on this but our product team will definitely looking into this.


#3

Definitively a eagerly awaited option :smiley:

I’ve been blowing dust off old equipment and such trying to figure out how to build a wireless router connected via my iPhone’s wifi hotspot. No luck yet.


#4

If you have a spare computer, connect it to the iPhone hotspot (via wifi or USB) and then share that computers internet connection threw the ethernet port to the Balance 20. I have done this in the past with a Mac Book Pro and it worked great with a Balance 310 for a test environment.


#5

Had thought of that but was reluctant to reconfigure one of my linux computers to act as a router just for a 5 second test. Might be quicker to take the peplink to a neighbour’s house :smiley:


#6

Been a few months since I posted this… any update on an iOS tethering?


#7

Hello Michael,

IOS tethering is still unsupported at this time and there is no planned ETA currently.