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Old January 24th, 2012, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Newb needs help getting internet access via phone for my pc...

hey everyone. I have a metropcs lg optimus m690 on 2.2.1 still and after an hour of searching I need help. I need internet access for my laptop while i'm in the middle of a move and don't have internet at home yet. I browsed lots of threads but couldn't find a clear walk through. can anyone link me to a good thread or write up on this?? thanks!!

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hey everyone. I have a metropcs lg optimus m690 on 2.2.1 still and after an hour of searching I need help. I need internet access for my laptop while i'm in the middle of a move and don't have internet at home yet. I browsed lots of threads but couldn't find a clear walk through. can anyone link me to a good thread or write up on this?? thanks!!
You will need to gain root access to your phone and then you can install wireless tethering apps from Market.

Here's the guide for rooting your phone:

[HOW TO] Rooting your Optimus M (and root-related) GUIDES thread list

Beware that once you have wireless tethering set up and running, this phone will get very hot. I wouldn't recommend leaving it on for longer than 20 or 30 minutes at a time. The slow Metro 3G speeds don't help much either.
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Tethering isn't allowed by Metro at present, for further info on their tethering policy, see here: MetroPCS's Official Tethering Policy

Unfortunately, as per our Site Rules & Guidelines, it's not something we're allowed to give advice on.

Apologies, I hope you understand although feel free to PM me should you need further clarification.
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