having probs downloading ... not sure if it's my connection/firewall or it's been taken down ...
Just tried the link & it's still working...
Probably something at your end. I just downloaded it - no problems.
it's not wireless, but at least we don't have to pay for PDANet or anything like that if we want to tether via USB:
Tethered Mode allows your computer to obtain an
external data connection by using the device
Usb tethering is included but the wireless hotspot is $30 monthly.
Also check out "PDANet" in the Market.
Well, seeing as though that's in the actual user guide, I think it's safe to assume that Sprint (who released it) and Samsung (who created it) have allowed it to be as there are instructions on how to use it.
Downloaded fine for me. Wow, 264 pages long.
speaking from experience (multiple sprint device owner), don't count on it being available on the device itself just because it is in the manual.
edit: i'd loved to be proved wrong, though.
What about this option?
Google Android Tethering Solution
EasyTether shares your Android smartphone connection with your PC. This app allows you to tether your Android to a desktop or a notebook computer. EasyTether uses exactly the same data plan that is used for the on-phone Internet access like in the built-in browser or e-mail app or youtube application. No additional tethering fees.
does not require root access
supports Windows 7/Vista/XP (32-bit and 64-bit) and Ubuntu 10.4
UDP support for games, for L2TP VPN (not PPTP!) and for some IM apps
tether PS3, XBox 360 or Wii via Windows Internet Connection Sharing feature
Mac OS X support will follow later
free lifetime upgrades for the full version
compatible with HTC Sync
Bluetooth DUN will be added later
much cheaper than PDANet
implemented as a normal NAT application with full TCP and UDP support
Download EasyTether Lite app from Android Market
Open this link from your Google Android device
Alternatively, you can capture the following QR code using your Android device.
After installing EasyTether app onto your Android device, you have to download desktop drivers for PC
Frequently asked questions on EasyTether - troubleshooting guide
You can register the already downloaded EasyTether for $9.99, PayPal and all credit cards are accepted. EasyTether Lite will block secure sites (https) after some time, http sites will work forever though.
More than 250000 people have installed EasyTether from Android Market. The paid EasyTether has the average rating of 4.81, the free EasyTether Lite has the average rating of 4.29. More than 4000 people rated EasyTether high. Go to Android Market and get your copy! This Android tether app works with all carriers including Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T.
fyi, just cracked opened the user manual that came with the phone itself, and there is nothing about tethering or hotspot. this is not high priority for me right now, so i'm not going to try it out on the phone just yet. just so you know.
I was told by Sprint when the Evo came out that the hotspot can be started and stopped whenever you want - for example, if you are out of town for 3 days and want to use it for laptops while travelling you would only pay for those 3 days, so the cost is prorated. I think it is a fabulous thing to have - I wouldn't want to pay it all the time, but if you want it occasionally it isn't bad.
Is it just me getting a 404 error, or is the link in the OP actually dead?
I get a 404 error too
So, where can we find the manual, then? I've searched around and haven't found it.
when i click link:
Page not found! (errorCode:404)
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