Connect laptop to LG Optimus V Wifi/3G network?General


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  1. gregtrips

    gregtrips Guest

    I want to know if it's possible for me to connect to my V's wifi/3g network. Meaning, on my laptop it will show "Connect to ____ network"

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  2. memurrayjr

    memurrayjr Member

    Yes there is, go to the market on your phone and download "Quick Settings". Press the menu key and then hit customize. From there scroll down to WiFi hotspot and drag it to the top. go back and turn it on. pull down your notification bar and press "Hotspot active", touch to configure. You can set up WPA/WEP or just leave it open from here. You can also change the SSID name from AndroidAP.
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  3. droidborg

    droidborg Well-Known Member

    And it violates VM service agreement to do it.

    Sucks I know, it was one of the reasons I got the V.
  4. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    If you have 2.2.1 you can use the Optimus V as a mobile hotspot (against your Terms of Service with Virgin Mobile) with Quick Setting and a host of other apps.

    If you have 2.2.2 hotspot has been blocked, but the phone can be tethered via USB to a computer, again against the TOS.

    There are a good number of discussions about both of these through out the forum. I did a write up on setting up a hotspot app recently.
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  5. raynoldsk

    raynoldsk Well-Known Member Contributor

    And bear in mind that VM is going to start throttling in what--October? If you use more than 2.5 g of data.

    It takes some doing to hit that cap with just your phone. My laptop will use that in just a few hours.

    (Found that out with a MiFi on vacation. Now the laptop stays at home.)
  6. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female Guide

    A good way to get an idea of what you're currently using is to install 3G Watchdog. Set the quota for 2.5gb for 30 days. I'm testing mine at the moment to see what my general usage is like:

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  7. lizm

    lizm Well-Known Member

    I pay for broadband service at home so I don't use the hotspot feature. Once or twice though, it's saved me when the power went out and i had to finish a work thing (I work at home).

    Is 2.2.2 an OTA update or what? I'd avoid it for that reason, probably.
  8. raynoldsk

    raynoldsk Well-Known Member Contributor

    Not sure if they will push it OTA, but it is what is installed on newer Optimus V phones, as well as the replacements they send out.
  9. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    @lizm you can still tether with 2.2.2.
  10. gregtrips

    gregtrips Guest

    I used the app solution briefly, it was an incredibly slow connection. Now, I don't plan to use it as a mobile hotspot. How should I remove the app?
  11. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    A sharp knife and some electrical tape.
  12. lizm

    lizm Well-Known Member

  13. DMGO

    DMGO Member

    How about tethering to a TABLET? Any chance?
  14. gregtrips

    gregtrips Guest

    I see, well with that I'm not using it as a mobile hotspot. Sucks.

    Thanks everyone!

    P.S. would any one happen to know if the V has an led light? I thought I saw a setting available to turn in on/off. I may be wrong.
  15. koopakid08

    koopakid08 Well-Known Member


    No led light in the v unfortunately
  16. koopakid08

    koopakid08 Well-Known Member


    Should work fine.
  17. syav

    syav Well-Known Member

    LOL! If α knife is too big, how aЬout αn electricαl screwdriver?
  18. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    Not sure how you'd tether to a tablet, I guess a dongle would work. But do tablets have a NIC? I thought just wifi? Wifi would work for sure, but I doubt tethering would.
  19. koopakid08

    koopakid08 Well-Known Member


    Oh I was thinking wifi hotspot. I guess it might depend on the tablet. A USB port would be required and the software would have to support it. I am not sure.
  20. syav

    syav Well-Known Member

    I'm also υsing 3G Watchdog to see hoω mυch data I υse a month. Do υ knoω if the qυοtα goes by month (ie. Oct 1 - Oct 31) or does it go by yoυr monthly date dυe?
  21. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female Guide

    :eek:

    You know, I don't remember rofl. This is my first time using it, and it's been almost a month since I set it... oh the joys of getting old! :eek:

    Edit: Looking at the settings.. I set mine on Aug 1 and it stops on Aug 31 at midnight. I wonder if it would go from like the (random date here) 5th to midnight on the 4th.
  22. syav

    syav Well-Known Member

    Ooρs sorry if I got υ confυsed. Actυally I ωas asking about VM's throttling that's supposed to begin in Oct. So...does VM monitor our data υsage from Oct 1 - Oct 31, or is it monitored by the date that your ρhone bill is due?
  23. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female Guide

    Ohhhh. I would imagine they monitor the usage for your current billing cycle, but I cannot be absolutely certain.
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  24. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    It is your billing month, not a calendar month.
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  25. syav

    syav Well-Known Member

    Ok thanks! :)
    One final question: Mine is due on the 23rd. Will I get monitored betωeen Oct 1 - Oct 22 seρerately? If υ're not sυre that's oκ. I jυst don't feel likε calling VM Cυstomεr Sεrνice. :p

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