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Old February 13th, 2010, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default wireless tether for root user. How do i get it to work?

so how do i get this app to work. I just rooted with the sholes mod updater rom. I plugged my phone into the computer with the USB cord and selected mount and ran the app and hit the big green wifi icon to connect. What else do i need to do? or if anyone has got links to how to get this app to work that would be great too.

Oh and also when i connect the USB cord, on the notification bar and triangle with an (!) mark shows up and talks about some debugging stuff. What is that? does that have something to do with the wifi?

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Old February 13th, 2010, 10:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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so how do i get this app to work. I just rooted with the sholes mod updater rom. I plugged my phone into the computer with the USB cord and selected mount and ran the app and hit the big green wifi icon to connect. What else do i need to do? or if anyone has got links to how to get this app to work that would be great too.

Oh and also when i connect the USB cord, on the notification bar and triangle with an (!) mark shows up and talks about some debugging stuff. What is that? does that have something to do with the wifi?

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your at the easy part now.


once you hit start tethering, you have just setup an unsecured wireless network. the default SSID is androidtether. if you have a laptop you can connect right away.

i suggest you go into the settings, change the SSID to something else, and setup the WEP key for security so that only you or whoever you give the WEP key to can connect.

thats it.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 10:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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also..if you are using a computer without a wireless card, this wont work.
this is for wireless connections.

if you want to turn your phone into a USB modem, use PDAnet which is costly from the market place but has a 30 day free demo.
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Nicest thing about wireless tethering? It's wireless! Unplug that bad boy and connect like any other wireless network (I think by default it's Androidtether).
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ok im using this for a Laptop. I am not very computer savy. im not sure if i have a wireless card. I can connect to a my wireless router, so does that mean i have a wireless card built in?
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Old February 13th, 2010, 03:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ok im using this for a Laptop. I am not very computer savy. im not sure if i have a wireless card. I can connect to a my wireless router, so does that mean i have a wireless card built in?


Yes it does, you can just connect your laptop via wireless to your droid just like you connect your laptop to your router.
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Is there anything special you have to DO to get Wireless Tether to reveal itself? I am looking for open networks on my laptop and I am not finding "Android Tether" in my list of networks. I changed channels, Changed LAN network settings, etc....grrrr
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So cool...just installed the wifi tether APK (from the Simply Stunning thread over at alldroid) over the Bugless Beauty ROM, and am posting this over wifi tether from my PC.



Responsiveness is amazing...feels like I'm still on my home network.
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ok i got it to work. thanks guys. this is my first smart phone so all of this is new to me. but thanks again for all the help!


So i have no need for PDA.net anymore right? or should i keep it?
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Why not keep it? Unless you paid for it and are able to get a refund, you might as well have a backup
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yeah, i got the free version.
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So cool...just installed the wifi tether APK (from the Simply Stunning thread over at alldroid) over the Bugless Beauty ROM, and am posting this over wifi tether from my PC.



Responsiveness is amazing...feels like I'm still on my home network.
I know what you mean, I'm at work wirelessly tethering from my Droid to my Vaio and it is just as smooth as the company network I would normally be borrowing. I have heard that Big Red wont notice, but I'm just gonna stay on for a little bit to find out on my next bill.
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I know what you mean, I'm at work wirelessly tethering from my Droid to my Vaio and it is just as smooth as the company network I would normally be borrowing. I have heard that Big Red wont notice, but I'm just gonna stay on for a little bit to find out on my next bill.
But I was going to ask you to use it heavily for a few days and let me know what happens!

I won't have to use it too much, but really like knowing that I have it as an option.
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But I was going to ask you to use it heavily for a few days and let me know what happens!

I won't have to use it too much, but really like knowing that I have it as an option.
Same here don't really need it, but I just had to try it out for about an Hour.
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wait, r guys saying Verizon chargers fees for tethering?
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wait, r guys saying Verizon chargers fees for tethering?
normally cell phone providers do. there's currently no tethering plan for the droid right now. but they can start charging you if you start downloading big files. surfing the web should be ok. i'm averaging about 2-3G a month on tethering with no problems from verizon. just don't download torrent stuff.
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So... the only wat to use it is if you have a wifi signal ?? Guess I gotta stay with paroxoid ; (
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The "Wireless Tether for Root Users" app basically makes your phone emulate a wireless router. It "shares" the Droid's internet connection over the Droid's WIFI radio. You do not need to have a WIFI signal first, since the app "creates" the signal for your WIFI-enabled computer to read from. You do however need a decent 3G signal for a stable and fast connection. If you tether on a 1X signal, you might as well be on dial-up

Simply start the the tethering app on the phone, and look for the "AndroidTether" SSID with your computer to connect to, just like you would with your home WIFI network or public hotspot..or your neighbor's router when the cable company shuts your internet off.

And, as suggested, do not start a whole bunch of huge downloads while tethered, unless you like the idea of being caught..

EDIT: You *can* connect the USB cable to your computer to power the Droid so as not to kill your battery while tethering(it is a battery hog). Also, make sure your Droid's screen is off or at least very dim while doing this, or your battery sill still drain slowly. BUT, the USB cable will NOT carry the internet connection using this app.
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Is there a step-by-step how-to posted somewhere? I can't find it and would love to add this... but am clueless how to proceed. Thanks
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As far as I know, it's included in many custom roms. Don't know if it's available on the side, or as an add-on to any other rom. I'm on Bugless Beast 0.8 and it's available.
Anyone use this for a decent amount of time? Anyone get caught with high-dollar VZW bill charges? I just watched about 30 seconds of a youtube video on my computer while tethered to my phone. I think it said it dowloaded like 3 MB. I turned it off right away.
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i got wifi tether to connect to pc, but i dont have internet on my pc. help please....!!!
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I am having the same problem as aznprelude.

Running Bugless Beast 0.8, AdamZ kernel, Helix Launcher 1. WEP enabled, Access Control enabled.

I can connect to the Droid, but internet. My laptop sees it as an ad hoc network.
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Meant to say no internet.
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I allowed my laptop to access the Droid when prompted by access control, but something was not right. It works fine without access control enabled.
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ive allowed access to my laptop through the app but i only have local connectivity. I cannot access the web... anything?
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Does the previous thread above help? Try disabling the access control feature and see if that works. You may want to use WEP instead to create secure connections.
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Get easy tether application for 9.95one time..easy set up. Follow instructions.
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Hey guys! I'm having the same issue as the original poster was. I have installed and set up the app as best I know how but other devices don't seem to be able to find the AndroidTether network. I don't have a wireless card on my PC but I do have a PS3 and 2 other wifi enabled phones and none of them seem to detect the tether as a hotspot. Any suggestions?
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Hey guys! I'm having the same issue as the original poster was. I have installed and set up the app as best I know how but other devices don't seem to be able to find the AndroidTether network. I don't have a wireless card on my PC but I do have a PS3 and 2 other wifi enabled phones and none of them seem to detect the tether as a hotspot. Any suggestions?
The devices you are trying to connect to the Droid have to support ad hoc connections.
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The devices you are trying to connect to the Droid have to support ad hoc connections.
Well I had wondered if that was the case but I figured if the hero would put out a ad-hoc then my wifes hero should see it. Is there a way to allow ad-hoc connections as an option on any of he devices I mentioned? Just curious.
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So cool...just installed the wifi tether APK (from the Simply Stunning thread over at alldroid) over the Bugless Beauty ROM, and am posting this over wifi tether from my PC.



Responsiveness is amazing...feels like I'm still on my home network.

Cant seem to find the wifi tether app, can I get a link friend.
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Installed 2_0_5pre7 (I also tried 2_0_2) changed to 192.168.1.0 to fit in with my la. I get log message -
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Configuring WiFi interface (Fw125r1c.bin from /system/etc/wifi)... failed
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Then a series of messages all of which show 'done'
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Tethering is now running
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My laptop(s) do not see the androidtether broadcast

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I am on a mac, loaded up the app, started tethering by pressing the big green tether icon and .... nothing

When I go to my Airport Wireless setup on my Intel Duo Laptop, should I not see the "AndroidTether" listed as a way to connect? As I do not. I only see my local wireless router listed.

PDAnet works perfect.

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I am on a mac, loaded up the app, started tethering by pressing the big green tether icon and .... nothing

When I go to my Airport Wireless setup on my Intel Duo Laptop, should I not see the "AndroidTether" listed as a way to connect? As I do not. I only see my local wireless router listed.

PDAnet works perfect.

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Works fine for me.. I am using the wireless tether for root from the market.
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And, as suggested, do not start a whole bunch of huge downloads while tethered, unless you like the idea of being caught..
My IT guy told me it was the "uploads" that would cause a red flag. If you think about it you can dowload a lot of stuff to your phone but it is really not convienent to upload large amounts of data from a phone. Say you were going to add a photo gallery to your photo sharing website and used the tether, you would most likely use your laptop and not your phone.

I am not really worried about being caught as I don't think I am doing anything wrong. "jailbreaking" has recently been upheld as legal.

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If you relate it to wifi use, it is up to the provider and cell phone manufacturer block these applications. Once we own the phone we can modify it however we want.
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My IT guy told me it was the "uploads" that would cause a red flag. If you think about it you can dowload a lot of stuff to your phone but it is really not convienent to upload large amounts of data from a phone. Say you were going to add a photo gallery to your photo sharing website and used the tether, you would most likely use your laptop and not your phone.

I am not really worried about being caught as I don't think I am doing anything wrong. "jailbreaking" has recently been upheld as legal.

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If you relate it to wifi use, it is up to the provider and cell phone manufacturer block these applications. Once we own the phone we can modify it however we want.
Getting off-topic, but the legality of it would be yours/their interpretation of theft of service. We all pay for unlimited data, but tethering is not included in that (if I am reading the terms of service correctly.. legal jargon bleh)
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Works fine for me.. I am using the wireless tether for root from the market.
I use same app.. are you just firing up your laptop, turning on the droid, hitting the big green tether button, then going to your laptop and search for TetherDroid in your Airport wireless options as a means to connect?
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I use same app.. are you just firing up your laptop, turning on the droid, hitting the big green tether button, then going to your laptop and search for TetherDroid in your Airport wireless options as a means to connect?
Yep. I click the airport icon and I see it scan for networks, then AndroidTether pops up. My laptop is the one just before the unibody macbook pros came out, so not sure if it changed on more recent models.

Also, all settings in the tether app are default at the moment, as well as in os/x
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Yep. I click the airport icon and I see it scan for networks, then AndroidTether pops up. My laptop is the one just before the unibody macbook pros came out, so not sure if it changed on more recent models.

Also, all settings in the tether app are default at the moment, as well as in os/x
interesting, this exact set of steps does not work for me.
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Hello Lads. I'm a metro costumer and i just acquire an android, got it flashed and rooted. however the tethering function does not send a signal strong enough so that i can use the android tether signal on my laptop. i do see the signal, can connect to it and get a computer confirmation of "internet Access" but when i load a web page i realize that there is no signal being provided...
Why might this be? is it because metro superslow network? or is it that i'm doing something wrong?
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Hello Lads. I'm a metro costumer and i just acquire an android, got it flashed and rooted. however the tethering function does not send a signal strong enough so that i can use the android tether signal on my laptop. i do see the signal, can connect to it and get a computer confirmation of "internet Access" but when i load a web page i realize that there is no signal being provided...
Why might this be? is it because metro superslow network? or is it that i'm doing something wrong?
from my experience, if you turn on access control, you wont have internet access for whatever reason, did you happen to turn that on? if thats off, then maybe the problem is the network, how many bars of 3G do you have?
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As far as I know, it's included in many custom roms. Don't know if it's available on the side, or as an add-on to any other rom. I'm on Bugless Beast 0.8 and it's available.
Anyone use this for a decent amount of time? Anyone get caught with high-dollar VZW bill charges? I just watched about 30 seconds of a youtube video on my computer while tethered to my phone. I think it said it dowloaded like 3 MB. I turned it off right away.
A few months ago I dumped my dsl internet, bought pda net, and never looked back. With root and wifi, its even better. I average watching 4 movies a week via netflix streaming going through the laptop hooked to the tv. With photos being uploaded to photobucket, web browsing, downloading apps, and now roms and kernels, both my wife and I exceed the "magical" 5 gb limited that so many persist in continuing to claim is a limit to the unlimited data plan. I have spoken to vz, and asked them about my data use, and the answer is always the same- unlimited data plan means unlimited.

That answer and the fact that the two of us well exceed the 5gb each month had led me to a point where I just don't worry about it
if you are, dial 611 from your phone, and ask customer service, and see what they say.
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seriously? your streaming off netflix through your phone.....what kind of download spedds do you have, granted im on the edge of 3G coverage where I live, but damn...it takes me 20 minutes to download a 80 MB file
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Okay guys. I am on BB 0.4 I installed wireless tether yesterday and I have read this thread over a few times.
I renamed the SSID, set a WEP key

When I turn the tether on, my laptop sees it appear in the available networks. I can log on and connect but it does not access the internet. I have turned AC off and AC on and neither setting seems to change anything.

Any additional ideas?

I am on an older Toshiba Portege laptop if that makes any difference.
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SOLVED for mac.. turns out, it is not activated exactly as I would have assumed.

so, it made sense to me that when I turned on Wireless Tether on my Droid that I would just see it added to my Airport drop down list of possible networks to jump on. I never did.

In fact, to get it to work, you open your Network Preferences and highlight "Airport" in left column. Then, on right side, under "Network Name" you will see "Android Thether" in the drop down list. Select that and apply and then your Airport icon up in the menu bar will change to a grey icon with like a phone in it (it will no longer be the standard 4 airport signal bands)... viola
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now if only we can SOLVE FOR MUAB...



Argh!

Help!

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I know.. sorry, not a PC guy per se. But I saw I had posted here, forgot I had found the answer for mac people, so posted it here in case others find the thread and need it
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