pdanet tablet w/ foxfi


  1. brandonoh777

    brandonoh777 Active Member

    I am running:



    phone- Motorola flipside, android 2.2.2, foxfi 1.81.3



    tablet- acer iconia a500 android 4.0.3, pdanet tablet 2.20



    I have been able to use the bluetooth connection to tether my phone to my tablet, however when I do this only some of the apps can see the connection (web browsers, facebook app etc) other apps can not (weather channel app, log me in ignition etc) I have rootded the phone, not the tablet and I have tried the wifi hot spot feature and it says wifi mode has failed on your phone please use bluetooth mode instead. How may I be able to get all apps on my tablet to see the data connection?



    thanks Brandon

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  2. TheyCallMeBT

    TheyCallMeBT Well-Known Member

    I'm confused. Are you using pdanet or foxfi? Or trying each?
  3. brandonoh777

    brandonoh777 Active Member

    Well U use both. PDAnet tablet instructs U to install foxfi on the phone side. my tablet does not have cell phone data capabilities
  4. TheyCallMeBT

    TheyCallMeBT Well-Known Member

    Ok, I understand. I didn't know there was a pda net tablet version. Makes sense for bluetooth, but I don't see the reason when connecting via wifi (tablet-side).

    Have you already tried turning on FoxFi on the phone side, then on your tablet, go into settings, then wifi settings, and try connecting to the wifi network that is from your phone? This is the typical way of doing wifi hotspot with a phone to a tablet, computer, etc.

    That said, I don't have a tablet (yet), so let me know if there's something I'm not understanding here. But I've used FoxFi (and other wifi hotspot apps) to make a wifi network from the phone that I connect to on a computer. And no special software is needed on the computer side-- just the typical wifi network panel.
  5. brandonoh777

    brandonoh777 Active Member

    I have tried the wifi hot spot feature and it says wifi mode has failed on your phone please use bluetooth mode instead
  6. TheyCallMeBT

    TheyCallMeBT Well-Known Member

    Hmm. Ok. That's what it says when you turn on FoxFi on the phone, right? You said you rooted and are using the hotspot feature. There's usually a built in one, but I'm just asking to make sure that you're turning it on inside of FoxFi. Otherwise, it sounds like it's a problem with that model of phone. You might try the forum in here for your phone, or give the FoxFi people an email asking if there's a bug with your phone model.

    Motorola Flipside - Android Forums
  7. brandonoh777

    brandonoh777 Active Member

    ya i alrady sent an email to the foxfi people... i was trying the wifi hotspot feture in foxfi when it told me wifi mode has failed on your phone please use bluetooth mode instead
  8. brandonoh777

    brandonoh777 Active Member

    Why would only some apps on my tablet be able to see the conection when conectded via bluetooth? and not others? once again i can get a conection going with the bluetooth conection and i can use my web browser on my tablet... but some of the other apps say no connection
  9. TheyCallMeBT

    TheyCallMeBT Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that doesn't really make sense to me why only some apps would be able to use the connection through bluetooth, either.
  10. snsethy

    snsethy Member

    I'm having this same issue. Did you ever figure out how to get apps to work?
  11. brandonoh777

    brandonoh777 Active Member

    do U have the same phone as me? and rooted? I sent several emails to the foxfi developer and when I finally got a reply it was sorry your phone is not compatible with the wifi option on wifi.... well that still don't explain why it works on the blue tooth option but only on some apps
  12. snsethy

    snsethy Member

    I have a Droid Incredible 2, so I have to use it via bluetooth.
  13. brandonoh777

    brandonoh777 Active Member

    ya but when u do do all of your apps see the connection or only a few like me?
  14. brandonoh777

    brandonoh777 Active Member

    yep search for it on your tablet in the store
  15. brandonoh777

    brandonoh777 Active Member

    do all of your apps see the connection or only a few like me?
  16. brandonoh777

    brandonoh777 Active Member

    OK the flipside screen died so I upgraded to the HTC vivid. Got it all rooted on the stock at&t rom and foxfi installed. When I try the wifi hotspot on the phone side seems to be working (goes through the start up and says hotspot on) on my tablet/laptop I can see the android SSID but when I try to connect to it it just keeps saying obtaining IP address and never fully connects?
  17. brandonoh777

    brandonoh777 Active Member

    ohh and one more side note, when i connect to the android ssid with my windows laptop i get a limited connectivity

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