using the mt3g as a wireless router?


  1. Char_in_md

    Char_in_md Guest

    so I was asked today if my android mytouch 3g can be hooked up to my laptap to use it as a wireless router? I did some research and some say it can it be done but it's against tmobile terms of service? others say that it is not, how do you use the 3g as a wireless router? thanks for reading! :eek:

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  2. tukatz

    tukatz Well-Known Member

    I did this with my rooted 2.1 phone, but my non-rooted 2.2 phone does not have the wireless hotspot option. It will do USB tethering.
    It appears to me that to accomplish wireless tethering with 2.2 you need to have your phone rooted and install a wireless tethering app.
    If you only need to have one computer use the tether, you can use the USB tether. Go to Settings, Wireless and you should see a USB tether option.
  3. Char_in_md

    Char_in_md Guest

    hmm...I dont, see airplane mode, wifi, wifi settings, blue tooth and blue tooth settings, vpn settings, mobile networks?
  4. SukDeezNutz

    SukDeezNutz Well-Known Member

    i believe the mytouch 4g becomes the wireless hotspot. I also think you need to be rooted for USB tethering.
  5. tukatz

    tukatz Well-Known Member

    When you select Settings do you not see Wireless and Networks?
  6. Char_in_md

    Char_in_md Guest

    I do, the stuff I typed about the wifi and bluetooth, etc. is what comes up under that....nothing about the usb tether
  7. tukatz

    tukatz Well-Known Member

    What version of Android are you running?
  8. Char_in_md

    Char_in_md Guest

    2.2.1
  9. tukatz

    tukatz Well-Known Member

    I'm also running 2.2.1 with Baseband version 62.50SJ.20.17U_2.22.28.25 and Kernel version 2.6.32.9-27237-gbe746fb android-build@apa26 #1 and Build number FRG83D.
    If I select Wireless and Networking I see Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi settings, Bluetooth, Bluetooth settings, Tethering, VPN settings, and Mobile networks in that order. If I select Tethering I see USB tethering and Help.
    I hope that helps. Have you tried connecting your phone to your computer with the USB cable and then looking again at settings. I don't know that that would make a difference, but it is worth trying.
  10. Char_in_md

    Char_in_md Guest


    no...but that's what I was thinking I was going to try...thanks!
  11. Char_in_md

    Char_in_md Guest

    nope, connected the usb cord and it's still the same choices..do I possibly need to d/l some type of app to do this?
  12. tukatz

    tukatz Well-Known Member

    No. USB tethering is supposed to be built into 2.2. Wireless tethering does require downloading an app, but it also requires that your phone be rooted. I wonder if it has to do with your carrier. Who provides your cell phone service?
  13. Char_in_md

    Char_in_md Guest

    tmobile...
  14. tukatz

    tukatz Well-Known Member

    Mine too, so that's not the answer. I'm afraid I'm stumped. If I stumble across an answer I'll get back to you.

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