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Old December 6th, 2012, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Free wifi tether apps

Looking for the best free wifi tether app for the sgs2.
I currently use FoxFi but will be dumping that. I was recently forced to update it (it would not work until I updated) then after the update it has the 1.5 Mb limit on it. I refuse to purchase the app from them after that.
I would like to use a data share app for use on a rooted or non rooted device. I do not have the tether plan and so cannot use any of the wifi apps that simply relaunch the built in wifi sharing app.

I am willing to pay for an app if I have to (but it will NOT be foxfi).

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old December 7th, 2012, 03:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unfortunately for any unrooted device, you'll need to pay for any certain app. Most free tether apps for unrooted device only limit you to certain sites, then the paid version allows you to download and visit any and all sites.

For rooted devices, app "wireless wifi tether" would be the app you'd need.

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Old December 9th, 2012, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you're not root then you're stuck with the framework tether. If you are rooted there's tons of options.
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If you have root, use Wifi Tether for Root Users.

If you set the device profile to "generic ICS/JB (Wlan 0)" and the setup method to "auto" it will provide you with true infrastructure tethering (as opposed to ad-hoc) which will allow any device to connect to the phone. Including other smart phones.
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If you have root, use Wifi Tether for Root Users.

If you set the device profile to "generic ICS/JB (Wlan 0)" and the setup method to "auto" it will provide you with true infrastructure tethering (as opposed to ad-hoc) which will allow any device to connect to the phone. Including other smart phones.
I've done as you suggest,but I can't get another phone to connect or even "see" it. Do I need to do something else? Thanks.
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I've done as you suggest,but I can't get another phone to connect or even "see" it. Do I need to do something else? Thanks.
I just set it up this way less than a week ago for a friend on this exact same device. That's was all I had to do... those two settings and it worked fine, I connected my nexus7 to it as well as a marquee and a prevail. When you start it do you get an error? (Menu > show log)

Do you have 'WiFi driver reload' turned on?
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I just set it up this way less than a week ago for a friend on this exact same device. That's was all I had to do... those two settings and it worked fine, I connected my nexus7 to it as well as a marquee and a prevail. When you start it do you get an error? (Menu > show log)

Do you have 'WiFi driver reload' turned on?
Ah yes,Wi-Fi driver reload needed to be turned on. Thank you very much.
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Ah yes,Wi-Fi driver reload needed to be turned on. Thank you very much.
Sorry, the version I use has it checked by default
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If you have root, use Wifi Tether for Root Users.

If you set the device profile to "generic ICS/JB (Wlan 0)" and the setup method to "auto" it will provide you with true infrastructure tethering (as opposed to ad-hoc) which will allow any device to connect to the phone. Including other smart phones.
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I just set it up this way less than a week ago for a friend on this exact same device. That's was all I had to do... those two settings and it worked fine, I connected my nexus7 to it as well as a marquee and a prevail. When you start it do you get an error? (Menu > show log)

Do you have 'WiFi driver reload' turned on?
I have setup this tether on my Galaxy S; setting all three of those issues (wlan0, auto, wifi driver reload) and I am still not able to see the tethered network when I scan for SSID.
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I have setup this tether on my Galaxy S; setting all three of those issues (wlan0, auto, wifi driver reload) and I am still not able to see the tethered network when I scan for SSID.
I no longer have access to the s2, but could you try this version of the app?

http://www.mediafire.com/?25j9ocdande5niq

It works on my galaxy rush.
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That version did not work. Same issue.
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