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Old November 21st, 2012, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All, I'm new here and joined today as I'm stuck with trying to tether my Nexus 7 to my HTC Desire. I'm not much of a techie so forgive me if I don't know all the technical terms but hopefully I will make myself understood!

I've tried using the phone's own wifi hotspot function and the N7 found it and said it was connected with excellent signal strength but I couldn't access the web and the fan-shaped icon indicating connectivity stayed grey instead of going blue as it should. I have tried WEP, WPA & WPA2 security but it just did the same as I've described.

Someone suggested I download FoxFi to the phone and PdaNet to the tab, which I did. I activated the FoxFi hotspot on the phone and the tab said it was scanning for it, but it didn't find it.

Now I'm stuck and grateful for any advice or suggestions, thanks.

I'm in the UK btw and am with Virgin Mobile.

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Did you set up the hotspot on the phone correctly with a password?
After doing that you need to find it on the n7 and log in with the password.
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I thought android (out of the box) didn't like connecting to ad hoc networks, which is what the Desire hot spot would be.

Been a while since I tried this, so I may have misremembered. Did you get any error message?
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Did you set up the hotspot on the phone correctly with a password?
After doing that you need to find it on the n7 and log in with the password.
Hi annebrooks64, thanks for your reply. When I activated the hotspot on the phone it showed a factory set password which I tried to log into the n7 with. As I said, the n7 said it was connected but I couldn't access any web pages or apps like facebook, twitter etc. I tried this with the various security settings (WEP, WPA, WPA2) with their various passwords but still no joy.
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I thought android (out of the box) didn't like connecting to ad hoc networks, which is what the Desire hot spot would be.

Been a while since I tried this, so I may have misremembered. Did you get any error message?
Hi Hadron. I didn't get any error message when trying to log on through the wifi hotspot but I did when I tried through bluetooth. I don't know what the error message meant, it appeared to be a random collection of letters and numbers.

Will try again and post the error message here.
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Might seem like a silly question but, did you also try connecting to the internet on your phone at the same time (well not the same time but, before/after connecting the Nexus)? Perhaps a network problem and just happened to be the time you tried connecting the Nexus?
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Might seem like a silly question but, did you also try connecting to the internet on your phone at the same time (well not the same time but, before/after connecting the Nexus)? Perhaps a network problem and just happened to be the time you tried connecting the Nexus?
Thanks for the suggestion but I don't think it's a network issue as the phone is connecting to the internet with no problem.
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I connected my Asus tablet to my.old desire no probs, it should work?
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Worryingly, I've just tried to connect my one x to my transformer tablet, no joy, it dunt give u the password screen, just trys to authenticate with no joy. Is this a new ics bug? , I was gonna get ny wife a n7 for Xmas as well?
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Turn off password/security option and it works... just keep monitoring connected users...
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