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Old July 10th, 2011, 01:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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For those of you who don't know the difference between ad-hoc mode and infrastructure mode:

Ad-hoc mode is commonly used for tethering, rather than being a hotspot access point it uses direct communication with another device (aka a computer) and basically "shares" it's internet connection with that device.

Infrastructure mode is Like a wireless router that broadcasts, directly, the network connection. Certain devices, such as phones or psp's will only discover and connect to infrastructure wifi access points.

If you want to tether (wirelessly) your xbox, ps3, psp or other phones to your 3g service You need to use infrastructure mode. This is something I've figured out that works on the prevail for getting it to tether in infrastructure.

NOTE: You will need root access for this to work.

First get the new wireless tether 3.1 <Latest Beta> from android-wifi-tether - Wireless Tether for Root Users - Google Project Hosting



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You'll want to keep your phone awake during use or else you will lose the connection (I haven't figured out anyway to get past this) so you'll want to find a "stay awake" app such as "Stay Awake Widget"

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Thanks for that! My laptop connects. I never could get the ad-hoc to connect but this does. But...I am not getting internet. The laptop icon either says "no internet" or "limited"

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Sorry about that. It works! I am kind of in a hurry to get out the door this morning, but I had to try it so I did not take any time to troubleshoot. It might have been bumping against my wifi router or some previous trash in my laptop. Who knows? Anyway, I rebooted the laptop and turned off my wifi box and it works! Like you said, got to fix the timeout. I did see a message pop up and it may have been because of the timeout, but it said something like "what the hell?, your phone took back control....etc." I could not read the rest in time and do not have time right now to reproduce it. It may also have something to do with Juice Defender which I just reinstalled last night for the "hell" of it, but no problem to get rid of if that if it is the problem. I definitely need to donate to these guys.

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Just glad to have helped even one person.
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Well I spent about an hour trying to find some way to tether my soon to be brother in law's psp so he could get an update and once I figured it out I figured others might benefit so I posted it. enjoy
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I'm now having a problem. When I stop tethering and then try to exit the app, my Prevail shuts off and reboots itself.

This started after I connected both my PlayBook and GT 10.1.

Anyone have any idea as to what's going on?

EDIT, It would appear that the battery temp was the culprit. After I ceased charging and let the phone cool down, all went back to normal.
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I am very happy with this, great find. This allows me to connect to my XP laptop and I believe it will allow me to have more then one connected if needed, such as my wifes vista laptop and mine if we are traveling.
I didnt lose connection when the screen turned off, though it may have slowed.
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I'm now having a problem. When I stop tethering and then try to exit the app, my Prevail shuts off and reboots itself.

This started after I connected both my PlayBook and GT 10.1.

Anyone have any idea as to what's going on?

Sorry man I have no idea. I haven't had that issue so far. The only issue I've had was the connection dropping when the phone sleeps.
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Yeah, it still has some quirks. But they are obviously working on it. We need to check for updates and post our problems on their site. I noticed a few things that I assume had to do with it.

After I tethered this morning I exited the app and left, I made a call and received a call. The next time I looked at my phone it was "dead" or so I thought. It finally came back but the screen would not respond. it did the occasional beep. I finally took out the battery. As stated in my earlier post, it may be because of Juice Defender which I will disable before the next time I use the Tether.

Somewhere in the back of my mind, I am a little concerned that if we go hog wild using this to connect a bunch of stuff to our phones that Boost will eventually have to do something about it that we will not like. Especially, if we use it for a lot of Netflix, etc. Not trying to be a wet blanket but just sayin...
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Sorry man I have no idea. I haven't had that issue so far. The only issue I've had was the connection dropping when the phone sleeps.
I had the same problem . Fixed it with the Stay Awake Widget .
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I am having problems connecting to my mac. I can "connect" to the wifi signal from my prevail, but I can't load a webpage on my mac. Airport says it is connected to AndroidTether, however it also indicates there is a problem, which it can't diagnose. On top of that, the phone is restarting when I disconnect. Any ideas?
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I am having problems connecting to my mac. I can "connect" to the wifi signal from my prevail, but I can't load a webpage on my mac. Airport says it is connected to AndroidTether, however it also indicates there is a problem, which it can't diagnose. On top of that, the phone is restarting when I disconnect. Any ideas?
Are you running both the beta & and the wireless tether for root users together ? Ya gotta run them both . Least I did and it's working great .

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Updated version.

wifi_tether_v3_1-beta2.apk - android-wifi-tether - WiFi Tether for Root Users 3.1-beta2 *** BETA *** - Wireless Tether for Root Users - Google Project Hosting
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Thanks for the new link . I was using a version that I got off the internet which required me to run both wireless tether for root users then starting the beta . Now only need the one app . PREESH !
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I'm running PdaNet on my computers and it is working very well. I might have to try out this as it allows for others to connect to me as well. hmmm.....

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I've tried the beta1 and 2. On both I can connect in Ad-hoc mode... but when I try to connect in infrastructure mode all hell breaks loose. I cant connect anymore. My computer tries to connect (can see the network) but cannot connect. Plus to top it off, once I try infrastructure mode it and it cannot connect I try and go back to ad-hoc mode but I cannot connect anymore.

Infrastructure mode would've been nice. But maybe I should wait for the non-beta version.
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Thanks for the new link . I was using a version that I got off the internet which required me to run both wireless tether for root users then starting the beta . Now only need the one app . PREESH !
I tried using this version but still couldn't connect to my mac. I also tried running the previous beta version simultaneously with "wifi tether for root users", and while my mac recognizes the connection and my phone says they are connected, no data is being transferred. Is there a setting necessary to change on my mac to make this work?
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I tried using this version but still couldn't connect to my mac. I also tried running the previous beta version simultaneously with "wifi tether for root users", and while my mac recognizes the connection and my phone says they are connected, no data is being transferred. Is there a setting necessary to change on my mac to make this work?
I wish I could help ya .... I'm not that familiar with a Mac . I'm Running Windows 7 .
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Hmm, another update or a typo? 3.2beta2

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I was having a conflict somewhere because the beta version kept crashing . I said what the heck and did a complete wipe , reinstalled just this app (wifi_tether_v3_1-beta2.apk - android-wifi-tether - WiFi Tether for Root Users 3.1-beta2 *** BETA *** - Wireless Tether for Root Users - Google Project Hosting ) as my WiFi and NO MORE PROBLEMS ! As matter of fact , I noticed that my web pages were loading faster on my PC so I did a speed test and I got 5 readings above 0.85 Mbps with the highest being 0.96 Mbps . This was with the stock proxy settings too . Come on Sprint , we know the speed is there sooooo why don't ya let us have it ???????
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I was having the same Limited Connection message on my PC running XP. I think I got this thing figured out now. In WiFi Tether Beta 2 under settings, Go to Change Channel and change it to Channel 6. Thats what I did and now I'm able to connect my Prevail to my PC (running XP) and my Nintendo Wii via Infrastructure Mode. You must do this after the steps listed by Necrotoxin This is my first post please be kind. Oh yeah I uninstalled Easy Tether Pro from my PC and Prevail before I did this.
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Don't think I will use tethering often, but will be great to have in a pinch.


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I did want to thank you immensely for your help here, I'm so glad I was able to get infrastructure mode working.

I am still trying to find a way to get it encrypted, however. When enabling encryption in infrastructure mode (WPA2), the access point doesn't show. When I did get it to show, as soon as I tried to join and it disappeared. I tried using ad-hoc, but I can't get it working at all with this version.

Any ideas? I'm not at all comfortable surfing on an open wireless access point
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I did want to thank you immensely for your help here, I'm so glad I was able to get infrastructure mode working.

I am still trying to find a way to get it encrypted, however. When enabling encryption in infrastructure mode (WPA2), the access point doesn't show. When I did get it to show, as soon as I tried to join and it disappeared. I tried using ad-hoc, but I can't get it working at all with this version.

Any ideas? I'm not at all comfortable surfing on an open wireless access point
you can use mac addy filtering with this, saves finding a way to make encryption work.
if the mac addy is not on file the connection gets rejected so no one else can use it.
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I was having a conflict somewhere because the beta version kept crashing . I said what the heck and did a complete wipe , reinstalled just this app (wifi_tether_v3_1-beta2.apk - android-wifi-tether - WiFi Tether for Root Users 3.1-beta2 *** BETA *** - Wireless Tether for Root Users - Google Project Hosting ) as my WiFi and NO MORE PROBLEMS ! As matter of fact , I noticed that my web pages were loading faster on my PC so I did a speed test and I got 5 readings above 0.85 Mbps with the highest being 0.96 Mbps . This was with the stock proxy settings too . Come on Sprint , we know the speed is there sooooo why don't ya let us have it ???????
Are u saying i need to freeze or uninstall the default wifi app? Cuz mine is force closing when i try to start it.
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NVM my apk must have been messed up. redownloaded and working fine
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you can use mac addy filtering with this, saves finding a way to make encryption work.
if the mac addy is not on file the connection gets rejected so no one else can use it.
I'm not worried about other people using the connection so much as I am allowing my data to be viewed from external sources.
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I've been playing with getting infrastructure mode working on my prevail since I saw this thread. Nothing but woes as I've mentioned previously on the thread. But yesterday I got it working. So I figured I'd tell my story in the hopes that it'd help someone.

I tried the beta1 and the beta2. Neither of them worked. I'd get one of them to work as ad-hoc but not in infrasurcture mode. So after playing with it for a few days I gave up and kept on using Wireless Tether for Root Users from the market. Well after finding my chinese tablet doesn't like ad-hoc I started messing with things for another round.

This time I thought I'd follow wetbiker7's advice and keep both versions of tether installed on my phone. I had the one from market and the beta2 one.

The infrastructure mode still didn't work. On thinking things over again I enabled encryption (wpa2) and set a password and things started working. My laptop can see and connect to the network and so can my tablet.

I haven't uninstalled the market version of tether but that's something I'll try later when I have time again.
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I've been playing with getting infrastructure mode working on my prevail since I saw this thread. Nothing but woes as I've mentioned previously on the thread. But yesterday I got it working. So I figured I'd tell my story in the hopes that it'd help someone.

I tried the beta1 and the beta2. Neither of them worked. I'd get one of them to work as ad-hoc but not in infrasurcture mode. So after playing with it for a few days I gave up and kept on using Wireless Tether for Root Users from the market. Well after finding my chinese tablet doesn't like ad-hoc I started messing with things for another round.

This time I thought I'd follow wetbiker7's advice and keep both versions of tether installed on my phone. I had the one from market and the beta2 one.

The infrastructure mode still didn't work. On thinking things over again I enabled encryption (wpa2) and set a password and things started working. My laptop can see and connect to the network and so can my tablet.

I haven't uninstalled the market version of tether but that's something I'll try later when I have time again.

I installed this version :

wifi_tether_v3_1-beta2.apk - android-wifi-tether - WiFi Tether for Root Users 3.1-beta2 *** BETA *** - Wireless Tether for Root Users - Google Project Hosting

make sure you change the device profile to :
Samsung Galaxy Indulge

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Softap for Samsung (master)

Only problem I'm having is it only works once . When I shut it off and turn it back on , it will only broadcast an ad-hoc . I restart the phone and it works again . To remedy this , I use Barnacle when I don't need a true WiFi signal .

Edit : changed to Galaxy Indulge . Thx optimus !
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wifi_tether_v3_1-beta2.apk - android-wifi-tether - WiFi Tether for Root Users 3.1-beta2 *** BETA *** - Wireless Tether for Root Users - Google Project Hosting

make sure you change the device profile to :
Samsung Galaxy SShould be the galaxy indulge

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Only problem I'm having is it only works once . When I shut it off and turn it back on , it will only broadcast an ad-hoc . I restart the phone and it works again . To remedy this , I use Barnacle when I don't need a true WiFi signal .
if you actually have it to the galaxy s try with it set to the indulge see if that takes care of your problem I have not had any problems with mine and I was using beta1
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if you actually have it to the galaxy s try with it set to the indulge see if that takes care of your problem I have not had any problems with mine and I was using beta1
Thanks optimus ! I have it set on Galaxy Indulge (lol) , I just typed the wrong model . Sorry about that people . Man ! it's hell getting old .

I still am only able to run it once , then have to reboot the phone to run it again . Wonder why ? Is anyone else having this issue ????

EDIT : might try going back with Beta 1
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I still am only able to run it once , then have to reboot the phone to run it again . Wonder why ? Is anyone else having this issue ????
I too am having this problem. All I can tell right now is that beta2 is locking up the Prevails wifi.

Are you able to disable your Prevails wifi connection AFTER using beta2? I am not and am forced to reboot in order to use my personal wifi or to tether again.
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I too am having this problem. All I can tell right now is that beta2 is locking up the Prevails wifi.

Are you able to disable your Prevails wifi connection AFTER using beta2? I am not and am forced to reboot in order to use my personal wifi or to tether again.
I can disable it but it takes a minute . The only problem is ..... when I turn it back on , it will only act as an ad-hoc . I have to reboot in order to get true wifi .
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Ok, I am able to stop tethering and then start tethering again only if my Prevail is not connected to the USB cable.
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Hi again.

I have gotten WiFi to work and I have ironed out some bugs, even if I have no plans to tether now I want it ready for when needed.

It seems like usb tethering could be a good alternative:

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2. increased security

After much searching I have not seen any postings about usb tethering, am I missing a thread?
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Hi again.

I have gotten WiFi to work and I have ironed out some bugs, even if I have no plans to tether now I want it ready for when needed.

It seems like usb tethering could be a good alternative:

1. battery life
2. increased security

After much searching I have not seen any postings about usb tethering, am I missing a thread?

I purchased Klink for my hard tethering before I rooted my phone . It works great sep 4 slower speeds . Dunno why , it just does . You would think a hard tether would produce faster speeds .
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Hi again.

I have gotten WiFi to work and I have ironed out some bugs, even if I have no plans to tether now I want it ready for when needed.

It seems like usb tethering could be a good alternative:

1. battery life
2. increased security

After much searching I have not seen any postings about usb tethering, am I missing a thread?
PDAnet is a free USB tether that works great. They do charge $15 to include the ability to view secured https: sites. Good app.
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PDAnet is a free USB tether that works great. They do charge $15 to include the ability to view secured https: sites. Good app.
Klink will view secured sites for less than $3.50 .
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Hmm does USB Tether work when the PC doesn't have a wireless card? If it does then I can use this for working on pcs that don't have a working wireless that card or when I am working on a desktop and need internet and the people don't have it. Just one more thing to add to my arsenal of tools for working on pcs.
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Hmm does USB Tether work when the PC doesn't have a wireless card? If it does then I can use this for working on pcs that don't have a working wireless that card or when I am working on a desktop and need internet and the people don't have it. Just one more thing to add to my arsenal of tools for working on pcs.
Yes , Klink will work . I've used it on my desktop .


EDIT: You need to install it on the desktop . You can do this via your phone .
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I used the beta2 version to connect my laptop to the internet successfully in infrastructure mode.

But that gave me some problems. First. I'd be unable to connect to the network a second time. My laptop would see the network but just couldn't connect to it anymore. Second. My phone would be able to see my office network but would be unable to connect to it. For some reason it'd try connecting and then get disconnected and try again. Just kept looping.

The way the problems were solved is while wireless tether was running (meaning I wouldn't tap again to turn it off) I'd go into my settings and turn on my wifi connection. This would make wifi tether throw an error message. Something along the lines of "What the hell. Your phone takes back control over the ...." Making it force shut down.

But after that my phone would connect to wireless networks. And my laptop would connect to my phone's infrastructure mode wireless network for tethering the second time without the need for me to reboot my phone.

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Thanks wetbiker7 and wyelkins.

I will give both products a test and see how it goes.


That 3.99 price is awful nice .... but testing both is always best.
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Thanks wetbiker7 and wyelkins.

I will give both products a test and see how it goes.


That 3.99 price is awful nice .... but testing both is always best.
The trial version of Klink will only let you view non secured sites . If you do purchase it , you will be able to visit secured sites and such . Just make sure that you read the instructions and follow them to a T . I've been using my wireless tether but it's nice to know I've got the option if my wireless goes out or I'm on a PC w/o a wireless card . So far , Klink is the cheapest I've found . Post back and let us know what you think .

EDIT: If it's $3.99 then it's gone up . If I'm not mistaken , I purchased it for $3.27 .
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Thanks optimus ! I have it set on Galaxy Indulge (lol) , I just typed the wrong model . Sorry about that people . Man ! it's hell getting old .

I still am only able to run it once , then have to reboot the phone to run it again . Wonder why ? Is anyone else having this issue ????

EDIT : might try going back with Beta 1
yea mine is doing that as well
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You'll want to keep your phone awake during use or else you will lose the connection (I haven't figured out anyway to get past this) so you'll want to find a "stay awake" app such as "Stay Awake Widget"

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First off I would like to say thank you for pointing out, what so far seems to be, a great app. From what little testing I have done, it certainly works fairly well. (I couldn't test for long as I have things which need to be on my home network.)

Moving on...
It is my understanding that Android usually goes to "sleep" on screen-off. As I'm not 100% if my phone really did go to sleep, or if I have something keeping it awake while the screen is off (I have at the very least not installed anything to do so.), this may or may not help. Along with this, I'm obviously not aware if you already know of this setting.
While exploring a few days ago, I came across an Advanced Wi-Fi Settings menu which is not so obviously placed. While in Wi-Fi Settings, pressing the Menu Key brings up two buttons: "Scan" and "Advanced". In the Advanced Settings menu there is the "Wi-Fi sleep policy" which is used to determine when, if ever, to switch back to 3G from Wi-Fi on sleep. The default option is "When screen turns off" which I suspect could be why you need the Stay-Awake app.
I only had a short time to test before needing to get back on my home network; therefore I only tested it while the Sleep Policy was set to Never, and did not lose connection on screen off, or anytime during the 6-10 minutes the screen was off.
I hope this helps, and you no longer require an app to keep the phone awake to use the tethering.

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I too am having this problem. All I can tell right now is that beta2 is locking up the Prevails wifi.

Are you able to disable your Prevails wifi connection AFTER using beta2? I am not and am forced to reboot in order to use my personal wifi or to tether again.
I currently have tried Version 3.1 Beta 2 and Beta 3(Released a few hours ago) and ran into the same problem, occurring in both Beta 2 and Beta 3. However, unless it was a lot of flukes, disabling "WiFi-driver reload" fixes this issue. (Side Note to back up this as a fix: It is noted on the Project's page that this feature only became default behavior as of Beta 2, which is when this problem started.)

Happy tethering!
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That is a few good ideas I have my wifi sleep policy set on never, have for as long as I have had android, and I never rand into that problem either that could be the reason.

Interesting note about the beta 2, and 3. I have just keep to the beta1 with that information maybe I will upgrade it and test it.
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You sir, are amazing, sir.... And I love you.

*Edit*
Just read the post more thoroughly and found the info on having to reboot to be able to re-enable. I was just turning on my WiFi to force the tether to break, which remedied the problem, will try disabling "Wi-Fi driver reload" as the post states :P
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