We reported earlier that NetShare was pulled from App Store by Apple. We do not know what is going on but NetShare is available again, so this time we decided to give it a spin.
First, you need to buy the application for $9.99, iTunes Link. (this link may not work since Apple pulled the app off the store again)
Proceed to steps below after installing NetShare on your computer
1. You need to create new network. Do it from AirPort status on your menu bar or from Network preferences
2. Call your network something you can remember
It is advisable to select require password, but you can do it after you successfully tested your tethering.
There is no point of introducing additional variable into your configuration at this point.
3. While in your network configuration, click advanced
4. Under TCP/IP configure your IP Adress to 192.168.10.2
Make sure that you select "Using DHCP with manual address"
5. NetShare is a socks proxy server therefore under proxies select SOCKS Proxy. Your proxy server IP is 192.168.10.1 and port is 1080. Click OK in this pane and apply in Network pain, you do not want to loose your work.
6. Go to your Wireless Settings on your iPhone. If you configured your network correctly from steps above, you will see your new network on the list – "NetShare Tether"
Click on Blue Arrow to set-up your static IP Address. Make sure to make it 192.168.10.1
Keep in mind you may need to change IP Address already set and delete Subnet Mask.
7. You are ready to start your NetShare. Go to your NetShare on iPhone and start the program.
As you can see on the screen shot Proxy IP is 192.168.10.1, it must match your entry in step 6. If IP Address does not match your entry was not saved, go back and re-enter.
At this point you can go to your Safari and point it to your favorite website. You should see number of connections and in/out parameters change. Also, your test site should load.
Keep in mind that no special configuration is required for Safari but you will need to configure proxy manually for other programs.
Example below is for configuring Firefox:
1. Go to Firefox preferences select Network and then Settings
2. Select Manual proxy configuration and enter SOCKS Host – 192.168.10.1 with Port 1080
Note: At this point we are trying to figure out how to get Internet connection to other programs. Our chat and mail is not working.
Also, you may want to set-up new Location for your Tethering configuration.
1. In Network pane select Location/Edit Locations
2. And new Location and transfer all the settings to it from prior steps.
3. You will be able to switch between tethering and standard netwrok set-up with ease.
We are working on similar guide for PC, so stay tuned.