Free wifi tether apps

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  1. speedee12

    speedee12 New Member

    Looking for the best free wifi tether app for the sgs2.
    I currently use FoxFi but will be dumping that. I was recently forced to update it (it would not work until I updated) then after the update it has the 1.5 Mb limit on it. I refuse to purchase the app from them after that.
    I would like to use a data share app for use on a rooted or non rooted device. I do not have the tether plan and so cannot use any of the wifi apps that simply relaunch the built in wifi sharing app.

    I am willing to pay for an app if I have to (but it will NOT be foxfi).

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  2. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Unfortunately for any unrooted device, you'll need to pay for any certain app. Most free tether apps for unrooted device only limit you to certain sites, then the paid version allows you to download and visit any and all sites.

    For rooted devices, app "wireless wifi tether" would be the app you'd need.

  3. guyphs

    guyphs Well-Known Member

    If you're not root then you're stuck with the framework tether. If you are rooted there's tons of options.
  4. Lordvincent 90

    Lordvincent 90 ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Guide

    If you have root, use Wifi Tether for Root Users.

    If you set the device profile to "generic ICS/JB (Wlan 0)" and the setup method to "auto" it will provide you with true infrastructure tethering (as opposed to ad-hoc) which will allow any device to connect to the phone. Including other smart phones.
  5. Krowbarr

    Krowbarr Well-Known Member

    I've done as you suggest,but I can't get another phone to connect or even "see" it. Do I need to do something else? Thanks.
  6. Lordvincent 90

    Lordvincent 90 ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Guide

    I just set it up this way less than a week ago for a friend on this exact same device. That's was all I had to do... those two settings and it worked fine, I connected my nexus7 to it as well as a marquee and a prevail. When you start it do you get an error? (Menu > show log)

    Do you have 'WiFi driver reload' turned on?
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  7. Krowbarr

    Krowbarr Well-Known Member

    Ah yes,Wi-Fi driver reload needed to be turned on. Thank you very much.
  8. Lordvincent 90

    Lordvincent 90 ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Guide

    Sorry, :eek: the version I use has it checked by default
  9. jjwolven

    jjwolven New Member

    I have setup this tether on my Galaxy S; setting all three of those issues (wlan0, auto, wifi driver reload) and I am still not able to see the tethered network when I scan for SSID.
  10. Lordvincent 90

    Lordvincent 90 ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Guide

    I no longer have access to the s2, but could you try this version of the app?

    It works on my galaxy rush.
  11. jjwolven

    jjwolven New Member

    That version did not work. Same issue.

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