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In case you donʼt want to watch the video, the instructions are as follows: Categories

1. Set up an ad hoc Wi-Fi network on your computer (network name and password App Store 16
requirement are not important). iPad 84
2. Connect to the Wi-Fi network you just created on your iPhone through the
iPhone 60
Settings/Wi-Fi menu.
3. Tap on the blue arrow to the right of the selected Wi-Fi network, click Static in the Site News 10
IP Address menu and enter the following IP address and chuckle at its geek Uncategorized 7
quotient: 13.37.13.37
4. Next, enter 255.255.255.0 in the Subnet Mask field.
5. Back out of the Settings menu to ensure these settings are saved (though hitting
the Home button right away shouldnʼt change them).
6. Go to your Mac or PC and change the network settings to use the SOCKS Proxy

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and enter 13.37.13.37 as the Socks Proxy Server address and 1337 as the port.
On our Mac laptop, this is what the resulting screen looks like:

7. Be sure to apply/save these settings.


8. Go back to your iPhone and open the Handy Light app and tap the flashlight colors
at the bottom in the following sequence: blue, yellow, red. Then tap the top right
corner of the screen and the color should change to purple. Your iPhone is now
capable of sharing its internet connection with the computer you set up.
9. Leave the app open and go to your computer and start browsing. As the video
describes, we found that it took a few seconds for the connection to kick in but then
it worked like a charm. Though many variables affect network speed tests, a quick
test using Speedtest.net yielded 3.92 Mb/s down and 0.38 Mb/s up while tethered
to our iPhone 4 through Handy Light.

Of course, while we felt it was important to get this news out to you, itʼs almost guaranteed Apple will
remove this app from the App Store once the company learns of this hidden feature. Hopefully, this
wonʼt happen too soon and everyone can enjoy the tethering feature this app offers for a mere $.99
(comparatively, NetShare cost $9.99 when it was available). Now, what are you waiting for? Go buy
Handy Light and get your tethering on! Those of you on metered data plans should be careful
tethering with this app, however, since this can quickly eat up your data allotment. Also, since you
need to keep the app open for it to keep working and the 3G radio in your iPhone takes a lot of
power to run, this will likely drain your battery pretty quickly so be prepared and make sure your
iPhoneʼs AC charger is close at hand.

UPDATE: It looks like Apple has removed Handy Light from the App Store so it is no longer
available for purchase.

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198 Comments

Matt
7:34 pm, July 20th, 2010
WIN!

MrBobDobolina
7:49 pm, July 20th, 2010
This post should self destruct after it gets read.

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Rabid Puffin
7:50 pm, July 20th, 2010
Now, letʼs see if someone can figure this out to work with the WiFi iPad! No need for $130
extra or a $20 data plan!

jim
7:52 pm, July 20th, 2010
Awesome… Is there a way to get it working with iPad?

Scott
7:52 pm, July 20th, 2010
Do you mean 3.92 MB/s down and 0.38 MB/s up?

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Attyjones
7:54 pm, July 20th, 2010
Thatʼs what we need -iPad functionality.

Steve K.
7:56 pm, July 20th, 2010
Maybe Nick can make the app have black screen instead of purple when itʼs on to save
battery.

Adam
7:57 pm, July 20th, 2010
You can tether your iPad, but youʼll need your laptop to act as the intermediary. Just add the
iPad to the ad-hoc network.

Marianne Schultz
7:58 pm, July 20th, 2010
Yes – thanks for pointing that out. Fixed.

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jamie
7:59 pm, July 20th, 2010
Fantastic! Wish Iʼd got Netshare while I could… but until the os4 jailbreak comes out, this will
do just fine! Thanks!

Mac92
8:00 pm, July 20th, 2010
It canʼt be thehered to an iPad can it?

Matt
8:04 pm, July 20th, 2010
How do you set the SOCKS Proxy settings in Windows 7?

Andre
8:05 pm, July 20th, 2010
I love the old school Street Fighter music playing in the background.

James
8:06 pm, July 20th, 2010
I love you man!

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rich
8:07 pm, July 20th, 2010
Not everyone can enjoy this. I bought it and then found out my phone is too old. Guess I
should have read the system requirements. At least Iʼll have it for when I upgrade, even if
Apple yanks it from the store before then.

Edwin
8:07 pm, July 20th, 2010
Any way to connect to an Ipad with this? hmmm?

Jason
8:14 pm, July 20th, 2010
Did anyone else notice the icon for the app? It looks like a shielded twisted pair cable…

halo
8:19 pm, July 20th, 2010
Can someone please help me on showing me where in Windows 7 I can set the SOCKS
Proxy settings in Windows 7? I got the ad-hoc Wifi setup. but Iʼm stuck now…Thanks in
advance!

jmp
8:20 pm, July 20th, 2010
Insane! What a work of art!! Thanks! Best .99 I have spent yet.

SirAnax
8:22 pm, July 20th, 2010
Doesnʼt work with Firefox but does with Safari.

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8:27 pm, July 20th, 2010
buy it now to download to iTunes on Mac and sync it to all your devices PRN
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Nick
8:37 pm, July 20th, 2010
This is fantastic! Just installed and worked right away. 2 things–

- I couldnʼt get internet through Firefox but Safari worked


- Mail wouldnʼt connect to IMAP or smtp servers either way.

Any suggestions on getting Mail to work, that was my main desire for tethering…

Still amazing for .99 forever, wonder how long this will stay up

jsizzle
8:38 pm, July 20th, 2010
Windows 7 SOCKS proxy is shown in advanced under connections in internet options… but
iʼm still having problems. it connects i think, but iʼm not getting anything. anyone have
success?

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Heather
8:43 pm, July 20th, 2010
Yep, no firefox, but safari works.

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Kyle
8:50 pm, July 20th, 2010
Is anyone else having problems configuring this on an iPhone 3G? Iʼm running 4.0.1,
connecting to an early 2008 MBP running 10.6.4. My numbers are plugged and chugged
correctly, did the right sequence for the flashlight, but no actual connection to the internets
through any browser (not even Safari).

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Jacob
8:54 pm, July 20th, 2010
Yeah, im having trouble on the iphone 4 too. Keeps favoring 3G over WiFi. weird…..

Chris H
8:55 pm, July 20th, 2010
How would I do this with Windows 7? Canʼt get it to work with Chrome or Firefox. It actually
never shows a connection.

geeves
8:57 pm, July 20th, 2010
wow cool, it works

Mike
8:58 pm, July 20th, 2010
Using a Iphone 3G.
Set it up the first time with a WEP password for the ad hoc network (out of habit). Didnʼt work
so it I did exactly as the video showed (i.e. no password) and it works. Iʼm away from a 3G
network right now so using Edge. Slow but it is working but it is draining the phone like crazy.
Also had no luck with Firefox but Safari is fine.

marc
9:01 pm, July 20th, 2010
does anyone know how to set this up for windows?

Dark Skies
9:02 pm, July 20th, 2010
It works…but for me ONLY in Safari!! Couldnʼt get Firefox or Mail to ʼseeʼ an internet
connection. But wierdly Safari worked liked a dream.

DS

Mike
9:03 pm, July 20th, 2010
And be sure to return your proxy settings back to normal when you stop tethering.

Bob
9:05 pm, July 20th, 2010
Reason FF doesnʼt work, but Safari does, is that the Safari uses the system network settings
(which you just changed to work). Firefox has itʼs own Proxy settings under:

Preferences >> Advanced >> Network >> Settings

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Change it there in FF, and now it will work

Brian
9:06 pm, July 20th, 2010
This didnʼt work out of the box for me after following the video, so if youʼre not getting
internet, see if your airport icon is green in the network settings. Mine was yellow, so I set an
IP/Netmask to 13.37.13.36/24 and it works!

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markeee
9:06 pm, July 20th, 2010
Anyone with better/step by step instructions on configure SOCKS on a PC vs MAC. THX

Carter
9:07 pm, July 20th, 2010
Can someone explain how to do step 6 on Windows 7? I donʼt get it…and do I need to use
Internet Explorer?

Butch
9:09 pm, July 20th, 2010
No joy for me. iPhone 4 using iOS 4.0.1. Firstly, I canʼt view the video (now marked private)
so I worked from the written instructions. As far as I can tell, Iʼve done everything right, but
Safari will not connect out via the phone (no Internet connection). Is there maybe something
incorrect in the written instructions? For instance, it never talks about changing the IP of the
Mac. Mine is just stuck with a self-assigned 169.x.x.x address.

Thanks!

Butch
9:10 pm, July 20th, 2010
And following up, I had also tried using a static IP of 13.37.13.36 with a netmask of
255.255.255.0, but that didnʼt work either.

michael
9:14 pm, July 20th, 2010
If true, I guarantee that Apple will use their “kill switch” to remove this app from any iPhones
that have it installed.

bobby
9:17 pm, July 20th, 2010
Awesomeness! Thanks, works for me…is there a way to get this pumping via usb instead of
wlan?

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Orpical
9:29 pm, July 20th, 2010
Followed the instructions in text to a tee. Working perfectly. Posting this message from the
tethered iPhone 3GS as we speak. I have a work-issued bberry on the verizon network and
so far the speeds on this 3G seem comparable to what I get on the bberry. NICE…

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Vrd
9:30 pm, July 20th, 2010
Anyway to configure a wifi iPad to use this (the iphoneʼs 3G connection)?

AJ
9:32 pm, July 20th, 2010
Looks like itʼs already been removed from the app store. BUMMER.

Vik
9:34 pm, July 20th, 2010
Worked perfectly on the iPhone 3GS running 4.0

Anyway I can get it configured for the iPad?


I connected the iPad to the ad-hoc network but have no luck getting the internet to work

Orpical
9:35 pm, July 20th, 2010
Whoa. I know this was mentioned before, but just so weʼre clear. This does work with the
iPad as well. After youʼve got everything working, go to your iPadʼs WiFi settings and you
should see the new ad-hoc network you just created listed under your “Choose a Network…”
options. Once I selected it, it was working like a charm. Ohhhh this is beautimous.

putt
9:35 pm, July 20th, 2010
Or you could plug in your iphone so it runs off of the computers battery instead of the
iphones…

Fred Fnord
9:36 pm, July 20th, 2010
Bobby: Not a chance. Apps have a fair bit of control over the network environment, but they
canʼt play with the USB connection at all.

Amusingly, it could be done over the audio port, with the headset connecter connected to the
Macʼs mic/line out connectors with a Y adaptor, and a custom TCP stack written that
implements ʻtcp-over-audioʼ.

But that would be awfully silly.

-fred

Vik
9:36 pm, July 20th, 2010
Also for those using unlimited data, use the 3G network cautiously as sooner or later At&t will
figure out that you are tethering and knowing how cheap they are, they might send you a
hefty bill for it

Michael
9:36 pm, July 20th, 2010
And, poof, itʼs gone.

sadly
9:36 pm, July 20th, 2010
too bad it is pulled already.

Orpical
9:37 pm, July 20th, 2010
HA! Oops, it DOESNʼT work on my iPad…so sorry folks – big #fail right there.

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Ian
9:42 pm, July 20th, 2010
Havenʼt had any luck getting this to work on win 7

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old phart
9:43 pm, July 20th, 2010
Will work with Chrome as well.
OSX needs tsocks to work with FF, mail and all the shell programs that donʼt support SOCKS
5.

tsocks is a pain to set up and get to work correctly

http://github.com/pc/tsocks

Hellionz
9:44 pm, July 20th, 2010
Got it working!! woohoo now to go play around with the iPad and get it working to. FTW for
as long as this lasts…. probably till the morning, 10am Appleʼs time! lol

Leada
9:48 pm, July 20th, 2010
Wow…very short-lived. Just tried to download this app and got the following message…The
item you tried to buy is no longer available. Congrats to those who acted fast!

Emily
9:50 pm, July 20th, 2010
Apple took it down already. http://skitch.com/etothem/dpq2y/handy-light

HeidiAH
9:51 pm, July 20th, 2010
I think itʼs been pulled…just tried to get it and got an ʻitʼs been movedʼ message

Rob
9:54 pm, July 20th, 2010
If anyone got it to work for Windows 7, please help.

Brad Goodman
9:54 pm, July 20th, 2010
Couldnʼt get to work under Firefox.

Tried Safari on Windows, but couldnʼt figure out how to get Proxy settings to work correctly,
so – no luck.

Jeff
9:54 pm, July 20th, 2010
canʼt get it to work with my iPad.
where are the SOCK setting on iPad…. can someone post instructions for iPad?

To Developer! Why didnʼt you make this iOS 4 multtask compatiable?

hoosierem
9:55 pm, July 20th, 2010
Wow, Apple caught wind of that fast…faster than I was at downloading it

DarkProphet2088
9:58 pm, July 20th, 2010
Oh my god!!!! This was my last chance to get internet back in my home and I took too long!
Ever since my cable Internet was disconnected (for illegal downloading, lol not me, lol) Iʼve
been trying every other option. Damn…

noksucow
9:59 pm, July 20th, 2010
You wonʼt see the 3G icon change to the wifi icon on your iPhone. It didnʼt on my iPhone
anyway. I thought it wasnʼt working until I tried browsing, but it was indeed working. Great
app.

RedVeloce
10:01 pm, July 20th, 2010
Really, really works…for now (smile)

Just remember to reset Proxy Settings after youʼre finished to go to your other networks.

Cauchope

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10:03 pm, July 20th, 2010


How do you set the SOCKS Proxy settings in Windows 7

Cauchope
10:03 pm, July 20th, 2010
Anyone knows How do you set the SOCKS Proxy settings in Windows 7?????
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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bling
10:06 pm, July 20th, 2010
I configured an ad-hoc network on windows 7 and set static IP on the connection in windows
(13.37.13.36). I did all the above instructions and Iʼm able to telnet to port 1337 once the
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10:15 pm, July 20th, 2010
still in the app store as of 10:15 pm EDT.

aaron
10:17 pm, July 20th, 2010
Windows 7 Does not work. Instructions do not properly configure for win7

Chris
10:18 pm, July 20th, 2010
“The item you tied to buy is not longer available.”

Dammit!

TJ
10:24 pm, July 20th, 2010
Missed it by 8 mins! (Itʼs already pulled.)

CosmoSoko
10:25 pm, July 20th, 2010
Rob, Bling, and Cauchope, I am having the same problem and it is driving me crazy!!! If
either of you figure out how to set up the Socks proxy, please let me know. I know you have
to go to internet properties and the onnections tab but when I type in the numbers for the
address and port it still doesnʼt work. Please help!!!

Jacob
10:25 pm, July 20th, 2010
Works nice on IOS 4.1 on iPhone 4
You wont see the WiFi logo
And ONLY works in Safari for some reason…. really weird. Not even mail

Anyone have a windows hack yet?

CosmoSoko
10:26 pm, July 20th, 2010
Or if anyone knows how to get it going on Windows 7, please let me know.

Jay
10:27 pm, July 20th, 2010
just missed it!! Darn it

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Sctrojan
10:28 pm, July 20th, 2010
Damn!!! Missed by 5 mins

Booyow1204
10:28 pm, July 20th, 2010
Im plugging in all the numbers correctly, and I have a 3G with the latest software update, but
itʼs not working. Has anybody had any luck whatsoever operating Windows 7?, I have a
feeling this trick is specific to Macs

Bryan
10:31 pm, July 20th, 2010
I canʼt get it to work for the life of me! It keeps saying it has a self assigned ip and cannot
connect to internet. So annoying. Iʼve redone it at least a dozen times following all the
instructions to the T.

John P
10:31 pm, July 20th, 2010
No luck with win7 for me either….. Anyone have this working with win7? If so please explain
how

CosmoSoko
10:32 pm, July 20th, 2010
Still canʼt get it to work for Windows 7…

:(

sam
10:34 pm, July 20th, 2010
For those of us who missed it, is there a way to get this app?

Jason
10:35 pm, July 20th, 2010
Im confused. How does this work with the MacBook Pro

anon
10:35 pm, July 20th, 2010
LOL U MAD

aaron
10:35 pm, July 20th, 2010
Doesnt work on IE, Safari or FF on windows7. just FYI to everyone

Ac
10:36 pm, July 20th, 2010
Did anyone on windows get this to work please answer

Mike
10:38 pm, July 20th, 2010
Item is no longer available!!!! BUMMER!!!!!

Security Worries
10:45 pm, July 20th, 2010
Is there any test or method to make sure that it isnʼt sniffing packets or making any
surreptitious use of your traffic?

John P
10:46 pm, July 20th, 2010
I hope anonymous has win7 and it doesnʼt work

Where to get this file


10:48 pm, July 20th, 2010
I know where to get this feature legitimately…..

Android 2.2

Really.

Jeff
10:51 pm, July 20th, 2010

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I downloaded this before it was shut down. Can I still sync my iPhone with my computer or
will that somehow remove the app from my phone?

JR
10:51 pm, July 20th, 2010
Was anyone able to get it work in windows 7? I was able to change the SOCKS settings by
going to

Control Panel > Network and Internet > Internet Options > Connections tab > LAN settings.
Then I checked the box under the Proxy server section > clicked on the Advanced button >
under the SOCKS section I entered IP address and Port values noted in the instructions >
OK. Iʼm still not able to get my computer to connect to my iphone.

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Justin
11:12 pm, July 20th, 2010
Ya, no luck on windows 7 here either. Thatʼs just odd. If anybody gets it to work, make sure
to post back here!

Shaun
11:12 pm, July 20th, 2010
I got it over 2 hours ago and still have yet to get it to work as planned, I have set up all
SOCKS correctly and still no progress. Tether just wonʼt work with me.

iPhone 4 with iOS 4.0.1


MacBook 13in 10.6.4
2.4ghz intel core 2 duo
4GB 1067 MHz DDR3

mate
11:13 pm, July 20th, 2010
Was able to download it from http://www.filedude.com/download/egwixqKoLO2f3927d216 but
canʼt get itunes to install it. any advice?

RAIDfan
11:16 pm, July 20th, 2010
To answer all the Win7 questions, This does not work with Windows 7, and anyone that says
other wise needs to put up instructions or shut up. I have attempted to configure this on both
my Win7 laptop and my MBP, works flawlessly on the Mac, no joy on Windows. Something to
do with the way WIn7 handles the SOCKS proxy settings it would appear. (yes tried IE, FF,
Chrome, Opera and Safari)
Only Safari would connect on the Mac. As previously stated, no email, skype or other chat
functions basic browsing is about it. Handy if in a pinch I suppose, but there are so many
WiFi hotspots, tethering doesnt really matter to me.

iPhone 3G 4.0.1
Win7 Ultimate Acer Laptop
OSX Snow Leopard on MBP

bling
11:23 pm, July 20th, 2010
I got it to work in Windows 7 but only in Chrome browser. Strangely, I couldnʼt get other
browsers to work (IE, FF, Opera). I also tested Skype and it worked. I made a VoIP call to a
toll free number and it sounded pretty good.

Steps:
1. Create ad-hoc connection without encryption (iPhone was unable to connect to my ad-hoc

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network if I setup encryption. I wonder if this is a security risk to my laptop/iPhone)


2. Search for “Manage wireless networks” and open it.
3. Select the newly created access point (AP) and click ʻadapter propertiesʼ from the toolbar
above.
3. click on ʻInternet Protocol version 4′ and click properties.
4. Set a static IP address (13.37.13.36 for example). 255.255.255.0 as netmask. 8.8.4.4
(Googleʼs DNS server, not sure if itʼs required)
5. Configure proxy settings in IE -> Interet options -> connections -> LAN settings -> Use a
proxy server -> advanced -> SOCKS type -> 13.37.13.37 port 1337
6. Close all open windows and connect to the ad-hoc access point.

Now, open Chrome or Skype and it should work fine.

Andy
11:24 pm, July 20th, 2010
Well, Iʼm happy I bought this before apple had a chance to yank it… but I canʼt get it to work
on Windows 7.

May only the most beautiful vaginas find their way to the gentleman who posts how to make
this work on Win7.

Justin
11:25 pm, July 20th, 2010
Hereʼs some instructions for firefox on Windows 7. Good luck!!

http://modmyi.com/forums/member-written-iphone-news/720025-tether-inside-
app.html#post5354044

Sparksey
11:28 pm, July 20th, 2010
The App is available on installeous for all those with jailbroken iPhones, saves spending 10
bucks on MyWi.

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ash
11:31 pm, July 20th, 2010
This only works for HTTP traffic. Any other protocols will fail.

MicroCuts7
11:35 pm, July 20th, 2010
Windows Vista/Windows 7 Instructions:

1) Follow this guide up to #6.


2) Instead of #6, go to the “Network Sharing Center” and click “Manage Network
Connections”
3) Right-click “Wireless Network Connection” and go to “Properties.”
4) Select the “IPv4″ option and click “Properties”
5) Click the “Alternate configuration tab and select “User Configured”
6) In the IP Address field type 13.37.13.xx (where “xx” is any number from 1-255 but ISNʼT
37)
7) Set Subnet to 255.0.0.0
Open Chrome, Safari, or Explorer (these are easier to work with than Firefox) – Get into
“Internet Properties,” click “LAN Settings”
9) Deselect “Automatically Detect…,” Select “Use proxy server for…,” and click “Advanced”
button
10) Clear the first 3 fields, type 13.37.13.37 and 1337 into the appropriate “Socks” field.
Deselect “Use same proxy server for all…”

11) Click “Okay” on all of those windows and enjoy.

I KNOW THIS WORKS BECAUSE THATʼS HOW IʼM TYPING TO YOU RIGHT NOW…

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My speeds are 3mbps x 256kbps on this tethered connection…

you_didn't_hear_this_from_me
11:36 pm, July 20th, 2010
to get this working on Windows 7:

set up the adhoc wifi network and all the other instructions in the post.

Open the network settings for your wireless adapter. Give your wireless adapter an IP of
13.37.13.38 and a netmask of 255.255.255.0

If you use other wi-fi connection then set this IP as the alternate IP rather so you donʼt get
the 169.x.x.x default Windows IP.

open a command prompt (type cmd in the search bar)

type ipconfig /all to verify that you adapter has 13.37.13.38.


to test that you are reaching your iphone do the following from the command prompt:

ping 13.37.13.37

you should see:

Pinging 13.37.13.37 with 32 bytes of data:


Reply from 13.37.13.37: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=52

next do the following to verify that the iphone proxy is up:

telnet 13.37.13.37 1337

if the screen returns a cursor then you are connecting to your iphone

- if both tests fail then you are not reaching you iphone, make sure you have the proxy app
turned on (purple screen) and that you followed all the insturctions above. Google windows
ad hoc networks if you canʼt get to this point.

Open firefox
go to tools>>network tab>>Settings

click on Manual proxy configuration


under SOCKS Host enter 13.37.13.37 port 1337
select SOCKS v4

hit ok, now comes the missing step!

1) In the browser location bar (the place where you type web addresses), type about:config
and press Enter. This opens a different set of Firefox preferences.
2) Where it says ʻFilter:ʼ at the top, type network.proxy.socks. The list of preferences will
automatically change to show your proxy preferences.
3) Highlight ʻnetwork.proxy.socks_remote_dnsʼ by clicking it only once. Then, right-click it.
This opens a small pull-down menu. Select ʻToggleʼ from the menu to change its value to
ʻtrueʼ.

you can also double click to change the value to ʻtrueʼ

# Close Firefox and restart it.

browse the Internet on AT&T!!!

katmeef
11:38 pm, July 20th, 2010
I got it working with my iPad using my unjailbroke 3gs on 4.0.1 using this app (and my mac),
itʼs dirty….

- start the adhoc network on my mac and get my mac working on the proxy as per the
youtube video.
- setup a http webserver on the mac (or locally on the ipad if you can) and serve a file titled
socks.pac with the following contents:

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function FindProxyForURL(url, host) {


return “SOCKS 13.37.13.37:1337″;
}

connect the ipad to the adhoc network and set the proxy to auto (on the ipad) and the url is
going to be the url of the MAC which serves socks.pac

iphone4
11:41 pm, July 20th, 2010
crap crap crap. I cant believe I missed this. Is there any way to get an app that has been
pulled?

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kap
11:52 pm, July 20th, 2010
I downloaded it in time… waited until now to fiddle. I canʼt get it to work on my windows
machine. I finally figured out where the proxy settings were. I tried IE, Chrome, and Safari.
No good on any of them. I also tried altering the IP settings… still no good.

Maybe someone will post up better instructions for Windows users. Has anyone on Windows
actually gotten it to work?

you_didn't_hear_this_from_me
11:55 pm, July 20th, 2010
@Kap

yes Its working on windows and Firefox – see my post above

~ESPHERO~
12:02 am, July 21st, 2010
Hey I see all of the comments about making this work for Windows 7…
..BUT what about making this work on Windows XP?

I tried the Internet explorer thing with the SOCKS proxy, but it still wonʼt work.

Any suggestions?

you_didn't_hear_this_from_me
12:06 am, July 21st, 2010
@~ESPHERO~

Same exact thing for XP and Firefox. just follow the my instructions.
Iʼm not using IE, try the instructions from MicroCuts7 post.

annomous
12:24 am, July 21st, 2010
Here is another great set of instructions to get this working on Windows 7 http://play-
this.org/2010/07/approved-iphone-app-handy-light-holds-free-tethering-easter-egg/

t69broken
12:25 am, July 21st, 2010
well this feature has been available on my htc phone for 4 years for free. Oh and android 2.2
has it built right in to the operating system. Lets go s*ck some steve jobs C*ck.

~ESPHERO~
12:28 am, July 21st, 2010
@you_didnʼt_hear_this_from_me

Worked 100% Thanks!

I canʼt believe I overlooked using a different browser. The skype, however, you have to

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configure in its settings. (just throwing that out there for anyone who may not have realized
it..)

Thanks again!

fastasleep
12:33 am, July 21st, 2010
works great but wasnʼt able to get Mail.app working with imap/smtp until I grabbed Proxifier –
http://www.proxifier.com/

install that, set up a connection (same settings as in network prefs, i think i had to turn on
name resolving as well) turn OFF your system socks proxy, and now all apps should work –
and without having to turn on app-specific proxy settings!

only thing so far that hasnʼt worked was my google jabber account on ichat, not sure why…

Derpderp.
12:41 am, July 21st, 2010
Oh thanks a lot you blumbering idiots.

HAY LETS TELL EVERYONE SO NOONE CAN HAVE NICE THINGS

THATS TOTALLY COOL

omnione
12:55 am, July 21st, 2010
To you_didnʼt_hear_this_from_me,

Iʼm having problems connecting. Both tests fail even though my iPhone can see the ad hoc
network I created, and Iʼve activated the purple screen on HandyLight. Iʼve tried going
through the steps at the top of the page to your post Iʼm using XP btw….

P.S. Iʼm not sure if Iʼm doing step 6 of the original postʼs instructions correctly. Also, I couldnʼt
find my 13.37.13.38 when I did ipconfig/all.

omnione
12:57 am, July 21st, 2010
also, my ad hoc keeps saying not connected despite the app being on with the iPhone seeing
the network

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Sharon
1:00 am, July 21st, 2010
Hello!

Could somebody please help me? I am pretty computer literate, but Iʼm telling you this just
isnʼt working on my end.

I have followed all the instructions down to the wire…..even doing the about:config. My
problem is my wifi is just not connecting to the tether. It shows it and it just says “waiting for
users” and it refuses to connect.

Does anybody have any clue as to why itʼs saying waiting for users to connect? I swear Iʼm
doing everything right or am I missing some setting in ad hoc that I donʼt know about?

Thanks in advance!
Sharon

Jeve Stobs
1:14 am, July 21st, 2010
I love how FANDROID are on here saying “I have this on my Android (piece of sh*t) phone”.
Keep your clunky, Transformer looking brick and when Google fixes all the shit that tries to
rival Apple, then you can brag all you want. Yeah, I said it and so do most of the millions of
us whoʼve had any of the 4 iphones. This is not buyers remorse talking as we all know when

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Verizon gets an iPhone, you will all jump ship.

Sharon
1:20 am, July 21st, 2010
Ok so where it shows the tether icon in my wifi it has an orange exclamation point and will not
connect. Iʼve tried everything! Believe me Iʼm not sad for the 99c itʼs just that I really need this
to work to be able to log into my classroom when Iʼm down the beach this summer.

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Apple Guy
1:36 am, July 21st, 2010
Sharon:

Windows or Mac? What browser are you using?

What Is My IP Address
1:37 am, July 21st, 2010
Awesome!

Nate
1:42 am, July 21st, 2010
Someone please helps me with instruction for win XP as it does not have AD HOC.

Sharon
1:42 am, July 21st, 2010
Apple guy,

Win 7 and firefox. Everything shows up just fine, but I have an exclamation point under the
tether setting in my wifi list & it just will not connect.

netbook
1:43 am, July 21st, 2010
Got it working on my netbook running windows 7 Starter. Much thanks to Nick the creator of
handy light. Hope you made a nice bit of cash from this.

Zambo
1:45 am, July 21st, 2010
I wonder how long until the Apple-controlled police bust in this guyʼs door with a warrant, or
he gets sued by Apple.

netbook
1:59 am, July 21st, 2010
Excellent!! Skype works too!!!
Firefox works.

No Chrome

No Internet Explorer………..

yet.

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Sandra Diaz
2:02 am, July 21st, 2010
hehehe glad I read this minutes after it went up. Tethering… how sweet it is.

Sharon
2:15 am, July 21st, 2010
Well! Progress I guess? It says itʼs connected to tether in my wifi setting but says no Internet
connection! Am I closer? Still has yellow explanation point

netbook

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2:16 am, July 21st, 2010


it will have the exclamation point but it will work anyway.

Sharon
2:16 am, July 21st, 2010
Nooooo OMG I got it working!!!

netbook
2:16 am, July 21st, 2010
Sweet!!

Sharon
2:20 am, July 21st, 2010
For anybody that is having issues with win 7 do what I did……download a driver file for your
wireless card model for windows vista. The problem was in the win 7 driver!

It was what worked for me!

Dick Allen
2:20 am, July 21st, 2010
When I open my handy-light application, I donʼt see the selectable colors at the bottom of the
screen as in the video. This is even if I select the Lights button on the window by double
tapping it. How do I get the screen showing the colors I have to hit in sequence?

Lisa
2:46 am, July 21st, 2010
I bought the app but it donʼt work on any version of windows Mac only

mikesmythe
2:56 am, July 21st, 2010
well this is great. i bought the app, but i fear that at&t will only get more bogged down now
that everyone is tethering their phones to the network. fuck.

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Tim
4:29 am, July 21st, 2010
Hello, since Apple already removed it from the store. Are there similar tools out there? Tx

david
4:40 am, July 21st, 2010
I dowloaded it and can add it to my iphone.
When syncing, iTunes deselects it automatically

Any hints on how to solve this ?

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Sam
7:06 am, July 21st, 2010
Is there any way of knowing if this is pinching data from your computer / iphone when you
connect/tether?

Jack
8:05 am, July 21st, 2010

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Working great on my 3GS with 4.0FM, GREAT APP.

Peter
8:58 am, July 21st, 2010
hitting in sequence the blue, yellow, red screens by using arrows and tapping screen, but no
purple when tap top right corner. What am I missing or doing incorrectly?

Whybuy3GIPad
9:04 am, July 21st, 2010
I get the “purple” screen, but looking for a direct IPAD solution, possibly safari based?

Nate
9:18 am, July 21st, 2010
Can someone write an idiot instructions to use it with win XP? plsss

Jerry
9:36 am, July 21st, 2010
Great app, thanks Nick. Sorry it got pulled.

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Teth
10:17 am, July 21st, 2010
I followed the tutorial exactly the way the youtube video suggested and I cannot get it to
work. I am using a macbook pro, iphone 4. Is there something I am missing or was the app
disabled?

In network preferences, airport comes up as being orange with s self-assigned IP.


Suggestions?

Teth

Ac
10:29 am, July 21st, 2010
I tried every windows walkthrough to the T and i can not get this to work on windows 7 with
IE Safari or FF am i just Dumb?

ol
10:45 am, July 21st, 2010
Works fine on my Snow Leopard Mac with Safari, no FF or Mail yet, but iʼm sure a bit of time
might make it work. Sending this over handy light now. Thanks to the geek who put this out,
only $1

MustTether
10:50 am, July 21st, 2010
There is a Handylight Pro. Is that the same one ?

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[...]

david
11:46 am, July 21st, 2010
Does it work on a 3GS with 3.1.3 ?

Rob
11:51 am, July 21st, 2010
I still cannot get the computer to detect the iphone has connected. Even tried installing a

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previous version of my wifi card. no dice.

RedStateRyan
12:08 pm, July 21st, 2010
Thanks @MicroCuts7 for instructions for windows machines! Works great for me using my
tether to send this

darksabre
12:21 pm, July 21st, 2010
For everyone thatʼs having connection issues even after following all steps, try seeing if you
can connect via ip, e.g., connect to Google at
http://66.102.9.106

If that works, itʼs a DNS issue (name resolution). Havenʼt gotten that part working myself, but
at least youʼll know that itʼs connecting.

darksabre
1:13 pm, July 21st, 2010
Update: thanks to @fastasleep for suggesting Proxifier… that fixed all the DNS resolution
issues w/SOCKS!

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1:38 pm, July 21st, 2010
epic.

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kap
3:51 pm, July 21st, 2010
OK… I finally got it working with Chrome using Vista. Use the instructions from: http://play-
this.org/2010/07/approved-iphone-app-handy-light-holds-free-tethering-easter-egg-
instructions/
The key seems to be in specifying an IP in the SOCK settings as something with 13.37.13.XX
where XX is NOT 37.

I was streaming netflix for a few minutes. Works fine. Iʼm posting now using it.

Shredrca
4:09 pm, July 21st, 2010
HandyLight Tethering with Safari on Windows XP

Requirements:
* Windows XP
* Wifi Adapter
* Safari 5.0 for Windows

1. On Windows XP:
a. Click Start, Settings, Control-Panel

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b. Double-click “Network Connections” icon


c. Right-click “Wireless Network Connection”
d. Select Properties
Select “Show icon in notification area when connected”
e. Click “Wireless Networks” tab
f. Click “Advanced” button
g. Select “Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only”
h. click Close
i. Click “Add…” button
j. For SSID: type “IPHONE-TETHER”
k. For Data encryption: select “Disabled”
l. Click OK
m. Click “General” tab
n. Double-click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)”
o. Select “Use the following IP Address:”
p. For IP Address: type “13.37.13.38″
q. For Subnet mask: type “255.255.255.0″
r. Click OK, Click OK
s. Right-click “Wireless Network Connection”
t. Select “View available wireless networks”
u. Scroll to bottom and click “IPHONE-TETHER”
v. Click “Connect” button (Donʼt worry if it does not connect)
w. Leave this Window open

2. On iPhone:
a. Tap “Settings”, tap “Wi-Fi”
b. Tap blue-arrow on “IPHONE-TETHER”
c. Tap “Static” button
d. For IP Address, type “13.37.13.37″
e. For Subnet Mark, type “255.255.255.0″
f. Tap “Wi-Fi Networks” on top-left
g. Tap “IPHONE-TETHER” and make sure thereʼs a check-mark on it
h. Click Home Button
i. Tap “HandyLight”
j. Tap “Blue”, “Yellow”, then “Red”
k. Tap Upper-right-corner of the red screen
l. Verify that you now have a purple screen

3. On Windows XP:
a. Open “Safari for Windows”
b. Click the Tools button on upper-right
c. Select “Preferences…”
d. Click “Advanced” tab
e. Click “Change Settings…” button
f. Click “LAN Settings” button
g. Un-select “Automatically detect settigns”
h. Select “Use proxy server…”
i. Select “Bypass proxy…”
j. Click “Advanced” button
k. Un-select “Use the same proxy…”
l. For SOCKS: type “13.37.13.37″ and Port “1337″
m. Click OK, Click OK, Click OK
n. Close the Tools menu
o. Browse to “http://www/google.com”
p. Chances are this will not work on first try, since youʼll
notice that the “Network Connections” icon on System Tray
shows a red “X”. We need to get it to “Connect” first.

4. Troubleshooting
a. Repeat Step 2g by connecting to a different network,
then connect to “IPHONE-TETHER”
b. While doing so, monitor the “Network Connections” icon on
your System Tray. Once it connects (shows as “green”),
try to browse Google website again on Safari.

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c. You might have to click the “Refresh” icon several times


to get the page to load
d. Good luck!

edgarphin
4:26 pm, July 21st, 2010
iʼve made a video on youtube to demonstrate how to set up handylight on windows 7 (:

edgarphin
4:27 pm, July 21st, 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4plVT26IuWU

Shredrca
4:34 pm, July 21st, 2010
5. To Force a Connect:
a. On iPhone: Tap “Settings”, tap “Wi-Fi”
b. Tap a Network OTHER-THAN “IPHONE-TETHER”
c. Verify that “IPHONE-TETHER” has no “check-mark”
d. Tap the “IPHONE-TETHER” until it has a “check-mark”
e. Note that On your Window XP Wireless Network List window, youʼll
immediately notice that “IPHONE-TETHER” is now “Connected”
f. Click iPhone Home Button
i. Tap “HandyLight”
j. Tap “Blue”, “Yellow”, then “Red”
k. Tap Upper-right-corner of the red screen
l. Verify that you now have a purple screen
m. On Windows XP, verify that “Network Connections” icon on
System Tray shows as “connected”
n. On Safari: browse to “http://www/google.com” or
click “Refresh” several times
o. The connection is not stable or persistent on Windows XP, so
you may have to do steps 5a-5n very quickly

Shredrca
4:59 pm, July 21st, 2010
TIP:
* Open a Command Prompt window and run this “ping -t 13.37.13.37″
It will keep the connection from failing. Iʼve actually tether-connected both my Windows XP
laptop and MacBookPro at the same time browsing the internet and performance was pretty
impressive.

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Nate
6:05 pm, July 21st, 2010
@Shredrca Tethering for XP is not working. When added an IP address in step (p) under
Window Xp>>>> For IP Address: type “13.37.13.38″>>>the IP only take 3 digit numbers, not
2>>>For example, i must add something like 113.137.133.38 for the computer to accept that
IP address. And also why is the win XP is given 13.37.13.38, while the iPhone was given
13.37.13.37 in the static tab and 13.37.13.37 in the Proxy for the Safari with port 1337?
Pleasee help!!

fastasleep
7:34 pm, July 21st, 2010
@darksabre – youʼre welcome. i did a little more searching and still havenʼt found any
alternatives to proxifier, but since that seems to be working well iʼll just buy it.

JR
8:57 pm, July 21st, 2010
I was finally able to set this up with the instructions from the earlier comments. Thanks
everyone!

Enda Vanyra

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9:29 pm, July 21st, 2010


Does anyone know how to obtain this app now that Apple has removed it?

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