Need Help in Tethering

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by jmsay, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. jmsay

    jmsay Member
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    hi! newbie here..

    i just want to ask if you guys know of any method on how to see connected devices on your tethered connection.

    IN OTHER WORDS:

    i want to see who connects to my wifi tethered hotspot. NOT JUST SEE but also
    deny a device access to my connection..(i.e. I don't want a device connecting to my hotspot)

    please help...really urgent...(really need your help because my neighbor is freeriding in my wifi hotspot)...

    thanks! :)

    P.S. Using Alcatel OT-918N, Android 2.3.5
     

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  2. Mr. Lucky

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    I'm sure there are apps that do this, but they probably require root. Why not just configure password access?
     
  3. jmsay

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    Yeah but:
    1. I dont have root cause I'm not still convinced yet to go for rooting..
    2. I have two pcs at home - my laptop (win7) and desktop(winXP)
    a. if I enable password (WPA2-PSK) my desktop can't connect...(but my laptop can)...
    b. if I disable password, both my pcs can connect but it seems like the connection slows down(that's why I thought that my neighbors might have been connecting to my access point...and I have solid evidence..haha)

    now, I just need an app that acts like a tethering connection manager without the need for root access...are there any apps you can suggest?

    sorry for the long post...:)
     
  4. sgosnell

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    WinXP should work with WPA2-PSK, but if you can't get it configured, try simple WPA or even WEP. Not as secure, but it might be enough to keep your neighbor off.
     
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  5. Tomo1971

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    I had this issue with hotspot on Desire S and a Win Xp Pro machine.

    Think it was either a channel number issue (was set to auto, so I changed it to manual and selected a number 11 or lower) or I set up the hotspot with the same SSID and password as my home router, turned off my home router and it conned the laptop to connecting OK.

    Steve
     
  6. jmsay

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    How do you select security type other than WPA2-PSK in android?

    In gingerbread, only WPA2-PSK and None are the options for security in Wifi tethering...

    or will I use XP as the 'access point' of all other devices that will connect to my internet?

    please give me step-by-step procedures...thanks! :)
     
  7. jmsay

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    please...still need help...as in URGENT...
     
  8. yair51

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    Try downloading "Foxfi" from the Google Play store. It works on non rooted devices. I have been able to tether my Android tablet and Kindle Fire and also set up a password to keep others out.
     
  9. TheyCallMeBT

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    Foxfi walks you through setting up the password and all. Fing can tell you what devices are connected to the wifi connection that you are connected to. I don't know if it will work the same when you have hotspot on and devices connected, but you might try it. Either way, I really don't recommend doing hotspot (or any wifi network) without a password.
     

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