I've only had my Galaxy 5 (running Froyo 2.2)
for about two months and I've barely scratched the surface of what it can do. Lately I've been trying to experiment with trying to set up tethering on it.
I have a few questions, though. (Some of 'em would most probably be noob-ish but hey, noob is as noob does.)
Firstly, I understand that tethering allows me to hook up my laptop to my phone and get on the internet using the phone's GPRS/HSDPA signal, is it possible to tether and use the phone's Wi-Fi signal instead
The reason I'm asking is because I go to a university that allows students to access the WLAN but only on a ONE MAC address per person basis. Meaning: I register my laptop's MAC address and they assign me a unique pass key to get on the WLAN. The problem is I also want to be able to use my phone to get on the WLAN. However, the pass key will only work for the registered MAC address (my laptop and phone, of course, having different addresses.)
I'm thinking if it's possible to use the phone as an alternate Wi-Fi antenna for my laptop while in school, then I just need to register my phone's MAC address. This assumes that the MAC address that will show up on the school system will be my phone's regardless of whether it's tethered to a laptop or by itself. Would this work?
An alternative might be would be to try and change the MAC address on my phone to match with my laptop so I can use either one to access the school network. Is this possible to do?
Would really appreciate some tips. Or, if I should make my way over to another thread please do point me in the right direction.