January 21st, 2011, 05:37 AM
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Setting up Internet Pass-Through on the HTC Desire HD
Hi robertlau & mintynufc,
I've been using the DHD for about 3 weeks now and the internet pass-through mode works flawlessly.
Am unclear from your input if the following has been done but I will cover it just in case.
First time setting up Internet Pass Through:
I would highly recommend you get this and the Wi-fi mode definitely sorted out cos it will save you big time on costs by not just using your expensive/limited mobile internet connection (not to mention the speed is also blazingly faster - at least where I am
- Ensure that you have a working net connection on your PC (this can be wireless/LAN/ wired - whatever - as long as the net's working.
- Before connecting the USB cable, Go to Menu>Settings>ConnectToPC and make sure the 'Ask me' section (on what type of USB connection to establish is ticked. FYI, my 'Default connection type' is set to 'charge only'
- This will ensure that everytime you plug in your USB cable to your PC a pop-up should show up on your DHD asking what type of connection to make. Connect your cable and in the popup - Choose the very last one - 'Internet Pass Through' mode. (I am connecting via a USB 2.0 connection - not sure if this matters)
- A popup regarding 'Connection Troubleshooting' shows up - click OK.
- You should get a little icon that displays that the connection has been established in Internet Pass-through mode in your notification bar.
- I also do have USB debugging turned on (not sure if this makes any difference but in mine it's on. This is found under Menu>Settings>Applications>Development>
- You can also verify that your phone has established an Int. Pass-Thro mode by going to Menu>Settings>Wireless&Networks> and scrolling all the way to the bottom should show the Internet PAss-Through option now checked (It would have been grayed out when the USB cable was not connected.
- In the event that plugging in the USB cable still does NOT give you a pop-up asking you to establish the connection type, despite the fact that you have the 'Ask Me' option on connection type turned on - then hold down the power button for a few seconds and choose to 'Close all Apps & Restart Phone' with the USB cable unplugged and then replug - this should fix the problem.
- Sometimes when connecting ESET Smart Security (my firewall) asks me what type of connection to establish - 'Strict Protection' or 'Allow Sharing' - I click Strict Protection and it still works. In case you have a different firewal - make sure you allow it to connect (this depends on the kind of software you are using so can't tell you exactly which option to choose here- but try first with security and see what happens - else keep it open or disabled (not recommended).
A few other tips - have '3G Watchdog'
installed from the AppMarket - this gives you a data counter to keep track of how much data is being transferred through the mobile net connection (since many carriers in India cheaply don't give you a usage statistic until your bill arrives (like Airtel does). This will help you keep a track - as you can set a counter and a data limit as per your plan and the start of the bill cycle date - so it will warn you when you're coming close to the limit.
As a good habit, I'd also recommend to have the latest version of HTC Sync also installed - when doing Syncs simply choose the HTC Sync option instead in the pop up when the USB connection is established.
Also while disconnecting - I might just be very cautious - but I do do the old school method of "safely removing hardware' when the phone is connected in sync or hard disk mode. Same applies especially for the SD card inside the phone - you need to unmount it from within the phone and then physically remove it....
....ok I think I went way off topic and am rambling now....
Hope this helps somewhat and I hope it covers your question.
Last edited by AndroidFreud; January 21st, 2011 at 06:08 AM.