Mobile Hotspot on Photon with 3g network questionGeneral


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  1. Dragon1

    Dragon1 Member This Topic's Starter

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    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 192.168.1.0 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....
     

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    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 This Topic's Starter

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    thank you.
     
  4. tiquizia30

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    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
     
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    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

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    Having an unlimited plan does not automatically allow for the hotspot to be used, unless you're paying an addtional $29.99 per month.
     
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    Foxfi works perfectly between my Photon and Sony S tablet.
     
  10. RedSun

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    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

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

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

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

    BTW this sg3 is the bomb diggity
     
  14. drexappeal

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    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

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    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.
     

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