iPhone Personal Hotspot...it just works!

As some of you may know, I am a bit of an Apple fanboy at heart. Yes, sometimes it may defy logic, but there are also certain times when a little of the Steve Jobs "it just works" magic shines through.

For my day to day job, I work remotely from home. This means that my home internet (thanks Sky!) is critical to my work.

Now this has all been fine and dandy until recently when it just died on me - leaving me half way through a working day with no access.

Cue iPhone to the rescue. The recent iOS 4.3 update had included a new gem called "Personal Hotspot". Effectively what this does is enable you to use your mobile as a Wireless hotspot and share your 3G connection with up to 5 devices.

This is easily done by going to Settings -> Personal Hotspot

Once done, you simply go to your computer and look for the corresponding wireless connection (you will see it appear as the same name as your device syncs in iTunes).

Once done, you should see you iPhone display this image:

Suffice to say, this worked like a charm. I was back up and running within 5 minutes. Connected at 4mbps thanks to me Three mobile 3G connection. And it kept the boss happy.

Only downside is that this is iPhone 4 only. Seems a little cheeky as I expect iPhone 3GS has the power & hardware to run this...another reason to upgrade?

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