internet sharing

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by markw3, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. markw3

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    I recently purchased an HTC Hero and expected to be able to use it to connect my computer to the internet as I did with my last phone... unfortunately the computer isn't recognizing my phone as a mobile device. I spoke w/ an HTC techy and he said my operating system
    (XP - service pack 3) isn't compatible with the phone.

    What is the easiest way to fix this problem? any information would be appreciated.
     

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  2. COS

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    Get your drivers from here:
    HTC Hero driver for 32-bit Windows 7: HTC_Driver_32.zip: http://depositfiles.com/files/yd61xorii
    HTC Hero driver for 64-bit Windows 7: HTC_Driver_64.zip: http://depositfiles.com/files/yz4rg8u3i

    And follow homies instructions here...
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=576199


    My works perfectly fine on Windows 7 Pro x64. If you want the instructions for Win7 x64 just post back. Don't PM bcuz I haven't a clue as to where to get the PM. I'm just a poster.

    EDIT:
    Ooops.....I forgot to mention I am in US and Sprint is my carrier.
     
  3. peterc10

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    The HTC techy was speaking with forked tongue. I have XP service pack 3 and it works fine with my Hero for all I want to do. How does the problem manifest itself?

    I am a bit confused about what you want to do. Do you want to use the phone as a modem for the computer, which is called tethering?

    If so the answer will depend if you have a Hero on Sprint, in which case this has been blocked. I understand you will then need 3rd party software to be able to rether.

    If you have a European Hero then you first need to install HTCSync on your computer. Then do the following

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    Make sure your phone
     
  4. markw3

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    yes, I'm trying to use the phone as a modem. the last HTC phone I had worked great for doing this, but not working with my Hero, which is through ACS in Alaska.
     
  5. COS

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    Exactly!!

    Technically they say that "It's not a supported feature..." becuase they have to.
    All I hear is "blah blah blah...."
     
  6. peterc10

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    In that case check whether tethering is allowed with your supplier. If it isn't allowed then the Techy was right for the wrong reason - it is nothing to do with XP but because the feature has been blocked in the Hero by your supplier.
     
  7. markw3

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    I just found out that ACS gets their phones from Verizon. Do you know if Verizon blocks teathering on the Hero?
     
  8. lekky

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    Yes they do, but try the app called pdanet, should work for you
     
  9. markw3

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    thanks, I was just going to ask about PdaNet.... is it as simple as installing the app onto my phone and done? Thanks
     
  10. lekky

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    Need to install some software on your pc too
     
  11. markw3

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    what software will I need on my computer?
     
  12. COS

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    I'm thinking they are suggesting the Synch Software: HTC Sync Upgrade for HTC Hero

    But I could be wrong.
     
  13. lekky

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  14. COS

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    lol...
    Good one!
     
  15. markw3

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    when you download pdanet onto your phone it gives you the option of downloading software for your computer through the phone... is that the software I need?
     
  16. markw3

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    actually.... pdanet did the trick, and no additional software was necessary - thanks!!!
     
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