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Old November 16th, 2010, 10:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried this app? I want to use my phone a mobile hotpsot. I would not mind rooting my phone and using wirless tether but its says it requires a kernal and lord knows I have no clue what that is. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old November 16th, 2010, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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haven't used pda, many have, but anyway I believe it's a usb tether not wireless, and with the free version you can't view https secure sites
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what is a kernal?
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Old November 16th, 2010, 11:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Some fancy part of the phone software, I think stock kernel will work for tether though, seems like lots of people root for that
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Alright thanks for the response. I think I will root phone and see what happens. Its a little scary for me though
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Do the tried and true stuff in the stickies, no new fangled one click root from the market IMO
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Do the tried and true stuff in the stickies, no new fangled one click root from the market IMO
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Yeah I was going to root per Frisco's instructions. This should work right?
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Yeah I was going to root per Frisco's instructions. This should work right?
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One question...when I plug my phone after enabling the debugging the instruction says to download the attached files. Does this mean to my computer? I am a little confused by this? Keep in mind I have not worked the courage up to plug my phone in and this could be self explanatory once I do?
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My SF is just rooted, with nothing else done to it. Wireless tether works great. If your computer happens to not connect, you might need to update your wireless drivers on your computer. I had to do that both to a computer running xp, and a computer running windows 7
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So all I do is downlaod the driver, enable debugging, and then plug phone in and it roots?
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So all I do is downlaod the driver, enable debugging, and then plug phone in and it roots?
once you have the drivers installed and extracted the root files you plug your phone in and run the do_root or start root (cant remember) and it will automatically do it for you. it may take a 2nd attempt (but shouldnt)
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Where do I extract the root files from? Sorry I suck at this kind of stuff.
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Where do I extract the root files from? Sorry I suck at this kind of stuff.
dont worry

basically just unzip the file to somewhere on ur desktop with winzip or 7zip or something. then locate the xxx_root file (whatever its called) and then click that.
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I use PDA on my stock Fascinate all the time. It works great. I'm thinking of canceling my hot spot plan and just use the tether under Verizon's radar.
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I have used PDA and it worked well for me. it is a usb connection and the free version will not let you go to secure sites, but all in all it worked well for me
I am using wireless now
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I was rooted and then my company must have somehow "scanned" my phone and determined it was rooted and booted me off the Good server. So I had to unroot. I was missing wireless tether til I found a solution that does not require root but it DOES require some bravery and writing to your phone.

It was originally posted over at XDA...and I think Android Central as well.

1) Download/install QPST (google it)
2) Put phone in modem mode (Settings, Wireless, Enable Dial Up)
3) Run QPST Configuration on your computer
4) Add the port if it doesn't show up (go to Ports then click on Add New Port. Uncheck "Show Serial and USB/QC Diagnostic Ports Only". When you see your phone you can add it).
5) Once you see your phone in QPST go to the Menu, Start service programming.
6) Click "read from phone" (password is 000000)
7) Tab over to M.IP
8) Change the profile 1 under M.IP to enable and change tethered NAI to number@vzw3g.com.
9) Change the profile 0 from number@dun.vzw3g.com to number@vzw3g.com (just like for profile 1).
10) Click "write to phone"

Phone will reboot.

Be sure to turn modem mode off after the reboot or data will not work (Settings, Wireless, uncheck Enable Dial Up).

Use the Verizon Mobile Hotspot program to access wireless tether.

Please folks...be very careful and don't use obscene amounts of data (or else you run the risk of being detected). And I am not responsible for anything you may or may not do to bork your phone. This worked for me following the instructions I just posted. It was the perfect solution since I really only rooted to have the wireless tether.

And as an FYI, wireless tether will not connect to a computer with a static IP address.

And to be a bit more on topic...EasyTether is another program that you can use for tethering via USB and it's $9.95 (so less expensive than PDANet).
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i use usb PDA to "borrow" some wifi thats in my building. was on sale for $14.95 which persuaded me to go ahead and purchase it. Looked at EasyT but went with PDA. Works
surprisingly well.

can watch netflix, youtube flicker free on my 2016 Quadrant score Fascinate.
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i use usb PDA to "borrow" some wifi thats in my building. was on sale for $14.95 which persuaded me to go ahead and purchase it. Looked at EasyT but went with PDA. Works
surprisingly well.

can watch netflix, youtube flicker free on my 1860 Quadrant score Fascinate.
So you pick up the wifi signal on your Fascinate and then plug in via USB to your computer and have connection that way? Interesting...never thought of feeding another computer a wifi connection but then again our household is all laptops with wifi built in so I would go straight to the source.

As far as using unlocked private networks...not a good idea. You can get into trouble if caught and streaming Netflix etc. is not exactly flying under the radar. That type of activity is higher traffic.
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yea, my Fascinate is my communications driver. the wifi is a utility monitoring
of some B.S. "water usage" system. there are only 8 apts here so i know they dont have a traffic monitoring system. at least iam betting on it. i never use anything else.
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yea, my Fascinate is my communications driver. the wifi is a utility monitoring
of some B.S. "water usage" system. there are only 8 apts here so i know they dont have a traffic monitoring system. at least iam betting on it. i never use anything else.
Sounds like a "good deal". I just felt compelled to throw the warning out. Not saying I wouldn't be doing the same thing...given that you mentioned it isn't actually your neighbor's wifi. Not that that makes it different...well, never mind. You get my drift.
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since only 3 units are occupied I used my phone to trace the signal. its coming from some utility closet. they have this hokey water usage system hooked to the water heaters so i feel like iam paying for it one way or another. might as well hitch a ride.
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I only used PDAnet for tethering.

I love it, simple to use.

I just paid $15 for full access. (Sale now!)

For me i think it's worth it. Since i do not want root my phone, because of my computer skills.

Am i the only fool that has paid version.lol
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Good value for 15 bucks. I got the paid version.
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im using it right now
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PDANET is the greatest App. ever for simple connect at 3g broadband levels. If you have the time, a router and a USB data link cable, you can have very fast net and only pay $30.00 once, instead of 30-100 dollars a month. every license after first $30 one is $15. Also you can use it in 3 ways, 1-USB data link (best) 2-BLUETOOTH (speed is good, havent worked with BT MUCH on this app.)and 3-wireless hotspot ( great if you have best signal, no interferance (such as your whole desktop is wireless mouse board etc.) PDANET IS EXTREMELY WORTH IT!!!
I would have paid anything for it if i knew it was availible NO ONE IS BETTER. I've done and tryed every single one and root and this is 1-2-3-on.and yes after 30 days free trial you will loss ur https ability. thier website is junefabrics.com
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-I use PDAnet at home and it works as advertised

-Paid for full version ($16 on sale right now)

-My 3G is slow. I'm only getting 0.4-0.6 Mbps down and 0.2-0.3 Mbps up. No 4G available in my area yet. Its functional for email and FB. I can't watch videos unless I give them a lot of time to load before I start viewing them.

-I get about the same speed tethered as I do using the phone by itself
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Hi folks,

A Total Newbie in this Tethering Business ... been reading and I am a bit confused would REALLY appreciate if anyone can chime in ...

I have downloaded PDANet 1.12, the thing is I have the following Q's ...

Q1: Should I install the 32-Bit version or the 64-Bit version?

The reason that I ask is because my Gateway Laptop has Vista Home Premium, 64-Bit!

Q2: If I install the 32-Bit on 64-bit laptop ... would it work?

Q3: Would 64-Bit be better than the 32-Bit ... perofrmance wise?

Q4: how do I install the PDANet 1.12 without using the Market APP ... to get the PDANet on my Samsung Facinate Cell!?!?

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Some 32bit software doesn't work on a 64bit OS. For instance Adobe Flash doesn't work on IE64 (though there is a beta). You have to use IE32. Lots of browser plugins don't work with IE64. OS drivers can be the same way.
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Hi Lars,

Thanks for your Help & Reply ... so I assume basically you are leaning toward 32-Bit ... which I was too.

Thanks again!

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Um, no. My point is that 32bit driver software doesn't often work on a 64bit machine. Use the software that is the closest match to your OS.

Use the 64bit driver.
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