Mooching office internet
I work in a basement where I can’t get my iPhone 4 online. The PCs get online using cables but don’t have Wi-Fi. Can I use USB to hook my phone up to a PC and share its connection? Jean Bardoit Not in iOS; your phone won’t accept a network connection over USB – this can only be used to charge and sync with local devices. Getting around this restriction would involve fairly extensive re-engineering of the networking code and jailbreaking your phone, but that’s a very complicated setup just to get online. I think a more convenient approach would be to plug a small wireless router into a spare Ethernet socket at work. If you don’t have spare socket nearby, you could do this with a Wi-Fi card or dongle for your PC. But you’ll probably need you to sweet talk your company’s IT department for permission to do either.