problem with connecting to internetSupport

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  1. oceano

    oceano New Member

    hey guys
    I have galaxy mini 2 and i was trying to connect it to internet whole day
    I feel crazy now !:((
    I did everything
    I tried connectify, virtual access point , My public wifi
    and also I tried to manually create an ad hoc network in windows vista
    but my phone even didn't detect them let alone to connect to my lap top ! :( =((

    then I triied to coonect with USB cable. but the connection is local only but it suppoosed to be local and internet
    here is my laptop configuration (and by the way both connection get their ip manually) : | Free Image Hosting & Photo Sharing | Free Image Hosting & Photo Sharing

    i think i shoul send them later because of first post limitation

    can anyone help me please ?

  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    When you tried connecting to the WiFi did you click the little WiFi icon in the notification drop down? This should allow you to configure your device to talk to the WiFi router. Even if there is nothing to set, you need to click this so your phone isn't constantly connecting to random open wifi hotspots.
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  3. oceano

    oceano New Member

    yes i did
    about wifi I did that
    but as I said it didn't detect my ad-hoc. and the point is it detected another wireless networks which are for my neighbours !
    and about USB I turned on USB tethering
  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    I think the USB tethering is for using your device's connection to give access to something else (the opposite of what you are trying to accomplish) but I haven't done that so I could be wrong. I'm actually leaving work and will be off the grid for most of the evening. If you don't hear back from me tonight, that's why. I will get back to you with some ideas.
  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    Oh, and silly me, welcome to Android Forums.:)

    Some of the other staff members may chime in as well as I will let them know I will be unable to help for a few hours.
  6. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

    Hello and welcome to AF! :)

    Question: is it always like this or did it just started happening?
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  7. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

    If you are trying to use your pc as a hotspot, it will not work since the android OS can not use/see ad-hoc networks. You will also not be able to do it over USB. You will have to use a wireless adapter that accepts being turned into an "access point" like Zyxel branded wifi adapters.

    So your setup would be, the laptop/pc hard wired over Ethernet to the Internet, then a compatible wifi adapter turned to "access point" mode.
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  8. mikealive

    mikealive New Member

    i had the same trouble turned out to be my router. netgear dg384g apparently older routers are not compatible

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