Mobile Hotspot on Photon with 3g network questionGeneral

Last Updated:

  1. Dragon1

    Dragon1 Member

    so it worked once for about 5 mins then it stoped working.
    i can launch the app. turn on wifi tether, connect with my laptop and get a ip address, in the network. i can ping the Gateway. if i try to ping google, it gets a DNS lookup yet still 100% packet loss, no internet connection. this is on the sprint 3g network in metro Detroit area. is it the network? location? phone? or do i have to pay for it? i asked my sprint store and they said no its comes with the phone. maby the guy i talked to was a new hire....

  2. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    wifi tethering (e.g. using the phone as a hotspot wirelessly) costs $29.99 per month extra...unless, you A) Root the phone and use an app that'll allow you to do wireless tether for free or B) Use PDANet or EasyTether for a wired tether.

    So, unless you are paying the $29.99 or rooted to be able to connect using a secondary app, you can't use the hotspot function.
  3. Dragon1

    Dragon1 Member

    thank you.
  4. tiquizia30

    tiquizia30 New Member

    I have a Photon with sprint and since the phone has the hotspot and the plan is an unlimited data i can use this free of charge and actually have had my laptop at work uploading vids to facebook. it slows t down the phones other functions but works well
    my husband has a LG Mqrquee and does not have the hot spot at all so it depends on the phone and plan
  5. msglsmo

    msglsmo Member

    Routing isn't an option for me. I'd like to tether my Asus Android tablet to my Photon. Any suggestions, besides paying Sprint $30?
  6. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Having an unlimited plan does not automatically allow for the hotspot to be used, unless you're paying an addtional $29.99 per month.
  7. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

  8. msglsmo

    msglsmo Member

  9. davect01

    davect01 Active Member

    Foxfi works perfectly between my Photon and Sony S tablet.
  10. RedSun

    RedSun Active Member

    found this tread and i tried FoxFi. i have started 2 seperate sessions for a short times to verify it work and i am just tickled!

    has anyone run accross any issues with it or been caught with it (by carrier)?
  11. oaksld

    oaksld Member

    How did you install? Are you rooted?
  12. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    You didn't read through the posts very well did you. I gave the answer above and a couple posts before yours, someone even quoted the way to download that I mentioned.
  13. floorguy

    floorguy Well-Known Member

    lol funny how people dont read EVERYTHING before they ask...

    BTW this sg3 is the bomb diggity
  14. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    All good though. We live in an instant gratification world and us cell/android addicts are just as bad when we complain 'bout the oem's and things they should've done.

    I might jump on the sammy bandwagon with the note 2. Right now, top 2 choices are note 2 and eclipse. Have to see both in person before deciding.
  15. jpark

    jpark Active Member

    FoxFi does work well on the Photon and does not require rooting.

    I used FoxFi for a week at Gulf Shores (on a 3g signal) were I had no WiFi to serve my laptop and my daughter's laptop. Her EVO 3D could not use FoxFi.

Share This Page