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Old December 16th, 2010, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default how to use lg optimus for home internet on my desktop?

I have a new optimus and was wanting to use it for my home internet on my desktop. I downloaded the quick setting app from the market and I have the blue hotspot turned on. I have a dell desktop ... how do I get it to find a wireless signal? Do I need a router?

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If you are rutted: Wireless Teather and if you are not rutted: PDANet. A bit of reading will more than answer your questions.
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What is rutted and unrutted? I'm stuck searching on this. Little phone screen and it makes it hars to reasearch my options.
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I think it should be rooted or unrooted. Once the phone is rooted it is easy to tether it to your PC or laptop. Root the phone with z4root (not in the market any more but, search google for "z4root.apk" and you will be able to download it).

Once you have done that just search the market for "tether" and you will be spoilt for choice.
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Are you sure your Dell desktop has a wireless radio?

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How can I tell if my desktop has a wireless radio? Please bear with me because I'm very computer illiterate. Thanks for the help in advance.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Check here: http://androidforums.com/lg-optimus-gt540/221781-easiest-way-root-gt540-running-2-1-now-everyone-can-root.html I've posted the apk(Post #12).. z4root was removed from the Market...

Now, this is how you use USB to tether: First you need LG USB Modem Driver & LG Android Platform Driver (Look inside the PC Suite Folder in your SD Card LG provided)... Install them... Now go to Market, Search ''Easy Tether'' and install... Then follow what it says...

Easy Tether LITE can't browse 'https'... So, you'll have to buy the full version or just google it.. :P

And about the Modem Driver; In future if you are going to use tools like KDZ Updater or the One-Click things; You need to disable it (Right Click on My Computer>Manage from the Left side tree select Device Manager then find Modem in the Right Side Tree, Expand, Right Click on ''LGE Android Platform USB Modem'' and select Disable) If you don't disable it, you can't connect your phone with the tools...
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This is for a sprint optimus s correct? I'm not sure if it is a gt540. But the phone is only 4 days old. Thanks for the help.
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This is for a sprint optimus s correct? I'm not sure if it is a gt540. But the phone is only 4 days old. Thanks for the help.
Nope, I wrote it about GT540(Running 2.1, Don't know about 1.6)...

If you are talking about z4root, it works for GT540... I did it & Many in this forum did it... Don't worry, It works smoothly...

And if you are taking about Easy Tether, I use it myself..
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