Droid 2 Mobile Hot Spot


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  1. AHoL2206

    AHoL2206 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just read on Engadget that the mobile hotspot on the Droid 2 is going to be a $20 add on.

    typical...
     

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  2. kbza66

    kbza66 Active Member

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    no surprises there... that's why I rooted my Droid and i'm using Wireless Tether... connected my laptop and my 2 daughter's iPods on the Fort Lauderdale airport... ;)
     
  3. Bondad

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    Is there a rooted ROM that makes it possible to use the Droid as a hot spot? I know the official word from MOTO is the hardware can't do it but my guess is that's not necessarily true.
     
  4. kbza66

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    I'm using Kangerade 5.0.9 with Kernel ChevyNo1 2.6.32-low V-1.2Gz... no issues.. only had to reinstall the Wireless Tether app once from the market.. i also use for the ''Encryption setup method" the value: wpa_supplicant
     
  5. OutlawFirebird

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    Just be carefully when using teathering while rooted, Don't want you to end up with a huge bill. Dont know how much of those storys are ture. I know paying an extra 20 bucks a month does suck, especcialy since most of us have unlimited data plans already.
     
  6. kbza66

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    agreed.. i only used it in very extreme situations... don't want to be surprised! ;)
     
  7. Bondad

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    I'm not talking about tethering. I'm wondering if the D1 can act as a wifi Hot Spot where multiple devices can access the web via the hot spot using wifi to the droid.
     
  8. kbza66

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    "What’s Wi-Fi Tethering? Wi-Fi Tethering means users can share their mobile phone’s 3G internet connection with external devices like laptops over Wi-Fi. In other words, they can transform their mobile phone into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot"

    So, basically Tethering = Wifi HotSpot... and Droid 1 can do it ! (if it's rooted)
     
  9. Dark Jedi

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    yes its called wireless tether for the rooted droid. I have used it for connecting my Ipod touch and my laptop at the same time. its all wireless
     
  10. OutlawFirebird

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    just curious, but has anyone tested to see how many devices can be connected to the droid and one time?
     
  11. Bondad

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    Ah - I thought "tethering" required the droid to be connected to the computer with the USB cable. Here's why I was confused.

    A tether is a cord or fixture that anchors something movable to a reference point which may be fixed or moving.

    Thus I assumed the droid had to be connected with the USB cord.
     
  12. William T Riker

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  13. Dark Jedi

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    your right tether means with a cord but thats why wireless is before tether. so wireless means no wire right?:rolleyes:
     

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