Support Best tethering method?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by affenzeit, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. MrB206

    MrB206 Well-Known Member
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    Download the newest version (3.1 I think!?) I've got that version and it works on the spectrum.

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  2. artcwolf

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    So i download the apk, than just run it from the phone?
     
  3. MrB206

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    Yep. Basically, it turns your phone into a wifi hotshot, so turn on authentication if to make sure others don't use your connection. It shows as wifi tether, I believe, when you look for wifi connections on your phone.

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  4. Egofury

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    It's my first time using wifi tether what's the best way to setup wifi tether for lg spectrum?
     
  5. artcwolf

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    depends on how long you are going to be connected, and where you are using it.

    I use it long enough to sync Touchdown on my tablet then turn it off so i just changed the SSID.

    If you are using it in a very public place and for a length of time i'd change the SSID and set up encryption.
     
  6. Egofury

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    Under device profile in wifi tether there is no lg spectrum what should I click on?
     
  7. artcwolf

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    Are you using the program WiFi Teather that MrB linked?

    If so it's menu button then settings. In those settings you can change the SSID and encryption.

    I'm not sure what you are talking about in device profile.
     
  8. brianmaedche

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    Ive been told before to usr google nexusone for devicr profile
     
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  9. Egofury

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    Thanks for the help I got it to work
     
  10. MrB206

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    I use 'auto' and have no issues. I used it this morning as a matter of fact.

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  11. Egofury

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    Just wanted to make sure verizon wouldn't know I'm using wireless tether on my phone
     
  12. MrB206

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    The wifi app and koush's app allegedly circumvent the legit tethering/hotspot methods, so vzw has no clue. My guess is as long as you're not a bandwidth hog, they'll never be the wiser.

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  13. sic4672

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    So you just use "auto" for device profile?

    Do you need to enable MSS Clamping or Routing Fix?

    Also does it show as infrastructure or AP when you connect?

    Sorry for the questions, I'm waiting on my SIM card and just doing my homework beforehand. I was using the VZW mobile hotspot hack on my D3, so I havent used WiFi Tether in a long time. I just installed 3.1-beta12.
     
  14. MrB206

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    Correct, I just chose 'auto' and went with it. Nothing else.
     
  15. sic4672

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    Does the phone show up in ap mode or infrastructure?

    Update: I found the answer - Ad Hoc Mode.
     
  16. affenzeit

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    Im having trouble with wifi for root on my tablet. For some reason pdannet keeps freezing on my galaxy tab, so i was trying to use this method but the spectrum doesnt show up in available networks. Amy advice?
     
  17. Egofury

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    Foxfi is a good tethering application
     
  18. theblackvirus

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    I was having the issue of my galaxy tab 10.1 not seeing my spectrum with the newest version of wifi tether beta 14. Tried my usual trusted version 2.07 but that didn't even work. Then I tried barnacle, didn't work. Meanwhile my laptop could see and connect just fine.

    So I was about to give up when I found a backup of wifi tether beta 12. Installed it and changed profile to nexus s, which I did not try on other versions. And my tab connected!

    Not sure if it was the beta 12 version that made it work or the changing of the profile to nexus s.

    Only problem I had after that is when I left the app while it was still running and tried to use another app, a message popped up and said something like"what the hell? Your system retook control of wifi. Shutting down wifi tether now" or something like that. Pretty annoying to say the least.
     
  19. IMUcarmen

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    I use pdanet.

    Only thing with pdanet is it's a trial and after your trial is up you must pay 16 dollars to continue to use it. I didn't want to pay that much so I tried to use other apps and nothing would work. I went through so many apps but nothing would stay connected to the internet except pdanet. Don't know what that app did to my phone but it's almost like it forced me to buy it...so i did. Still using it now. IT'S A CONSPIRACY!!!
     
  20. MrB206

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    I used pdanet and was able to use other apps after it. Foxyfi looks like a good one... Going to test it out.
     
  21. IMUcarmen

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    I use foxfi for wifi. But I use usb the most because I have issues with connection drops while uploading using wifi. But I never get connection drops with the usb.

    In my opinion foxfi is the best mobile hotspot app though. I tried barnacle and open garden and found foxfi to be better than both.
     
  22. finndo77

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    Still using USB tether, yesterday I hit 2.25MiB download using easy tether pro while downloading the Ubuntu 12.04 x64 CD via torrent (15 max connections), while traveling at 80mph down i77 in North Carolina
     
  23. Donkathon

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    Are there any specific settings to FoxFi that you're using? I am unable to get any of these tethering applications to work.

    Sorry for bumping an older thread.

    I seem to have trouble with this app, I am not able to connect like others have been and I have tried your method of auto (with nothing else checked) with no success. Just making sure here, but is there any other settings in wifi menu that I may need to know about before attempting this. Further, do you reboot after changing your device profile or modifying changes in 'wifi tether for root users'?

    Thanks again for the information. I desperately need this app to work, it would save me a bunch of time and money while I am working i the field.
     
  24. Donkathon

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  25. MrB206

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    Honestly, stop trying to use wifi tether and get foxfi instead... It's far better. Make sure you get the add on app, otherwise you might not be able to get a solid connection.
     
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