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Old July 26th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Cant use nexus 7 with rooted Lg Esteem hotspot?

I usually use a program for hotspot tethering on my rooted lg esteem, usually open garden etc my laptop finds it in the list and connects, but for some reason the nexus 7 doesnt pick it up , does not show up under available networks. Any ideas anyone? im always on the go so it would be great to be able to use my hotspot witht he nexus.

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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's because Android doesn't support connecting to ad hoc networks (which is what an app like Open Garden creates). I would try https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.googlecode.android.wifi.tether&feat ure=search_result. You may be able to set it up in infrastructure mode which would fix your problem

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Google doesn't have one. But there is a wifi tether on the code.google.com site. Just go to settings change device to optimus m and setup to softap
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Old July 27th, 2012, 12:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I tried out Open Garden today and it worked between my Nexus and LG phone. Make sure both your tablet and phone have the app installed. Reboot your phone. I found that if I used the program on my phone, closed it, and then tried to open it again and use it again, it wouldn't work. I always had to reboot it before the Nexus could see it.

edited to add: I forgot to say that Open Garden utilizes the Bluetooth in order to do this. However, soon they will introduce a way to connect the Wi-Fi direct.
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