Is it possible to tether the android to a wireless router?Support


  1. rt_Truong

    rt_Truong Member

    Is it possible to tether the android to a wireless router? Which will enable wireless internet access to my PS3 and Laptop? I am using at&t service with the at&t wireless router. I would like to replace the at&t service with the android Verizon internet access and tether it to the At&t Wireless router.

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  2. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

    Um, you can turn your Droid into a 'wireless router' via wifi tether. You will need to root it first though. Look here for more info:

    All Things Root (Droid) - Android Forums

    However, you won't really get good enough speeds to game on your PS3 (around 100-150ms latency). Also, it's against Verizon's TOS to do this, and if you use it too much, you will get caught.
  3. Bramsy

    Bramsy Well-Known Member

    tether to a wireless router? wifi access? not sure what you mean. the data stream will be weak if you want to do ANY online gaming.... whats the purpose you had in mind??
  4. rt_Truong

    rt_Truong Member

    Well I wanted to replace my att internet service with the verizon internet service. I use the internet for browsing, searching, and little bit of music downloading. I play Call of Duty on my ps3 for about an hour a day. My att service works great.
    Will the verizon service work as well?
  5. riffdex

    riffdex Well-Known Member

    Well, it's already been said but the internet service on your phone will not be fast enough for gaming.
  6. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

    Yeah, your AT&T wireless router is connected to a landline. It'll be faster than using a cell signal for data.

    This is not a good idea. Wireless tethering with the Droid is fine, but it will most likely be inadequate to serve as a permanent replacement for a broadband connection.
  7. JKaiz

    JKaiz Well-Known Member

    I hope I am reading the question correctly, your internet that is on the phone is different from verizon's internet plan. The internet plan that you would get for the droid is completely different than verizon's fios (i think its called fios) network. Theoretically it is possible to turn the droid into a wireless router (via root) but its not nearly as fast as a land line connection and would not be sufficient for gaming.
  8. doomedromance

    doomedromance Well-Known Member

    Verizon's internet service has nothing to do with your Droid. They will give you a modem just like AT&T did, and hopefully it will be one with wifi like AT&T gives, if not you will have to buy a router.

    If you mean you want to use the $29.99 Verizon Wireless internet service you are paying for on your Droid then it's not going to work. It's not part of the contract, without paying more.
    I mean you can do it, but like the others have said, it won't be sufficient. And you will be using so much data that you will get caught and when you do you won't be very happy.
  9. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

    BTW, a little OT, but Verizon FiOS is awesome.

    Fiber is the future, and it's FAST! Plus, the HDTV isn't too shabby either :D
  10. barry99705

    barry99705 Well-Known Member

    Damn you people that can get fiber!!! :p
  11. Bramsy

    Bramsy Well-Known Member

    a lot of fiber does weird things to my system ;)
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  12. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    We'll find out about 11am EST today...Cisco making announcement which will "forever change the internet". It might center around "wireless" delivery.

    For the OP, check out some of the Cradlepoint offerings:

    CTR350 Mobile Broadband Travel Router | Cradlepoint Technology

    FWIW, from someone with a top 10 BF2 ranking (medic), playing via cell connection wasn't all that bad, even on 64 player map w/150-180ms ping.

    ;)
  13. HamptonHal

    HamptonHal New Member

    As far as I have been able to determine, the lack of wired tethering is a shortcoming of the Droid which hopefully will be added in the next release. When I got my Droid, I asked about it, and this shortcoming was known to the Sales People and to the Technicians. The kind of tethering I want to be able to do again - my Samsung i760 did it just fine - is to connect my netbook via cable to my Droid and let the Droid act like a modem for my netbook. Since I was doing mail and account checks just like I can do with the Droid, the speed should be fine. I did all that and even did video Skype with my wire tethered Samsung i760 which ran just fine, too.

    Does anyone have any experience or new information on that type of tethering for the Droid?
  14. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

    You can do wireless tethering easily with root, but wired tethering I don't know. Does your laptop have a wifi card? If it does your fine. Don't use this as a permanent connection though. You will get some heavy fee's sooner or later.
  15. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

    PDANet for wired tethering?
  16. rt_Truong

    rt_Truong Member

    I play numerous hours of Online poker, how would the online poker software perform with Droids data plan? Is it against Verizon's TOS use it for online poker?
  17. mwb823

    mwb823 Member

    you can share the connection created by "pdanet modem" with your ps3 through an ethernet cord. idk about wirelessly though. would think you need to root to do that and i cant root with my phone so i havnt looked into it.
  18. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Well-Known Member

    You can easily root and install a custom rom with wifi tether with the app from droidmod.com.
  19. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

    ANY tethering is against the ToS. You are not allowed to use your Droid's data connection for ANYTHING besides the Droid itself. Now this doesn't mean it won't work, and I would imagine online poker wouldn't require to much bandwidth.
  20. barry99705

    barry99705 Well-Known Member

    That's what I did when I went to Shmoocon, well mostly, I'm a linux user, so I didn't have to use pdanet, but same principal. I don't trust any wifi in a hostile environment like that, even my own.
  21. Shadowtech

    Shadowtech Well-Known Member

    The only real reason for this I could see, is maybe to boost the wifi signal in your house. Otherwise, just regular old wifi sharing from the phone would support all your devices. With it tethered to a router though, you could keep an internal network when your phone isn't serving as your gateway.

    To do this, you would just need a wireless router than can act as a repeater or access point. Pretty much any router that runs DD-WRT or Tomato firmware could probably be connected to your phone's WiFi tether.

    If all you do is browse the web, and play flash games and small downloads, I could see doing this to avoid another $30-60/mo for regular home internet. As long as you don't use massive amounts of data, I doubt VZW will ever notice.
  22. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Well-Known Member

    [OT]...Which plan are you running? I'm on Fios Extreme HD (or whatever it's called) with added movie channels, phone, and 35/35 internet. LOVE IT! And the remote controle app works great! It's faster than the IR Remote..lol **EDIT** And VZW just added NFL Redzone! Live games on Thurs/Sun night on the phone, plus Redzone channel. I hope it works well, and I hope they don't leave it only on "V-Cast" and make an Android App for it.
    [/OT]

    I can't see why anyone would want to use the (relatively) slow 3G internet for anything but light browsing and videos. Gaming = No (Latency), big downloads = No (not fast enough), etc...
  23. barry99705

    barry99705 Well-Known Member

    Hey!! All this FIOS talk needs to stop! Cause I'm freaking jealous. This ain't a FIOS fourm, it's an Android forum! Jerks, just showing off...Let's keep to the topic! Which is about breaking Verizon's TOS.....:D
  24. dougwilson2000

    dougwilson2000 Well-Known Member

    I teather with pdanet or I use Proxoid to teather.
  25. Soultics

    Soultics Well-Known Member

    It does work. I um, had to use my phone and tether to play WoW on an important raid night, when my internet at home was down. I actually had lower latency, but would occasionally have a lag spike. It worked well.

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