Support [VERIZON] does foxfi work

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  1. rabiddawgs

    rabiddawgs Well-Known Member
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    For those on verizon does foxfi work?
    we are getting ready to go on vacation and the kids would like to use their ipod touches to check there emails while we are gone. thats about all it will be used for. so wondering if it works or not.
     

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  2. dmanindfw

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    I would like to know this as well. Foxfi works great on my DX...hoping it does on the S3 too
     
  3. Kneeoil

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  4. rabiddawgs

    rabiddawgs Well-Known Member
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    i saw that thread but i did a search last night. thank you. and can't wait for your results.
    also if you could say if its bluetooth only or if it is wifi mode
     
  5. mkymkyxp

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    Works fine for me.
     
  6. fevs

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    just checked, Wifi isnt working on mine. Its not showing up as a wifi conection
     
  7. legalkill

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    yes, does work. You may have to give it a sec and keep trying. Using it to post this now.
     
  8. _Aardvark

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    Seconded. Tried it this morning and it worked fine, connected my wifi-only kindle to it, worked like a charm. I didn't enable any security, I used only the default settings.
     
  9. rabiddawgs

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    thank you for all the replies... looks like for most it will work. those that dont maybe a setting on their phone
     
  10. Kneeoil

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    Worked for me tonight as well. Yippee! VZW S3 connected my work laptop to the internet wirelessly.
     
  11. laptopquestion

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    Rooted or unrooted? Not really clear from the tethering post.
     
  12. fevs

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    Ok My mistake, I tried it again and it works good.
     
  13. legalkill

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    Foxfi specifically works for unrooted phones which is the magic. Mine not rooted.
     
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  14. Krunk83

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    Foxfi is simply amazing. Another reason I ditched apple.
     
  15. rushmore

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    I guess the one and only "positive" of capped data is the carriers are not as concerned about this app since either way, they get their money ;)

    The carriers are counting on the unlimited folks to slowly but surely die off.
     
  16. kayst

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    My home internet was down all day yesterday and is going up and down today. I've been using Foxfi and it works great, although it does sometimes have trouble connecting at first. My computer sometimes has trouble finding it.

    I tried the Foxfi addon because I thought it would let me see and manage the connected users but it didn't. Is there any way to see who's connected to the hotspot?
     
  17. smguy101

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    SVTP Wifi Tether also works, but you have to pay for the app.
     
  18. zoxxo

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    I know that FoxFi works, I set it up tonight with my Moto Droid RAZR MAXX and my Nexus 7 and it worked great. My question is: does it mask the tethering from Verizon? I'm still on an unlimited data plan and I would really like to keep from getting that surprise phone bill from Verizon if they discover that I'm tethering...
     
  19. outchillaxing

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    I don't think any data used from tethering is masked even with a rooted tether. No matter how you tether you are still using data. On that note, my brothers and I been using upwards of 60 to 100gb every month on a family plan ever since 4g phones were introduced. No crazy bill yet. Hope I don't jinx it :)
     
  20. zoxxo

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    It was recently announced that Verizon can't penalize anyone on a shared data plan for tethering. However, it's unclear and possible that Verizon can still go after people that tether who are on unlimited data plans (like me). I would prefer not to find out.

    The documentation for Foxfi suggests that you can mask the external data usage by setting up a proxy server on your phone. I was able to setup a proxy today and connect with my tablet and surf the web. Now I have to wait and watch my bill to see if Verizon catches on...
     
  21. outchillaxing

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    I was never aware of setting up a proxy. Guess i should read the disclaimers more often now. I dont want any of us to lose our unlimited or get charged for it. But it's so hard for them to prove that you are tethering though. unless you are downloading and using upwards of 100gb on just one line, am i wrong on this?
     
  22. zoxxo

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    Honestly I don't know if they have a way to tell. But I have read a few horror stories where people have received bills from Verizon where Verizon has detected tethering and charges for the data usage.

    I prefer to be prepared...
     
  23. Funnyusername

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    The chances of using foxfi and getting caught is like pirating movies. Can it technically happen? I guess. Will it? No.
     
  24. whitefarmhouse

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    HELP!!!!!!!!!!! I can't get FoxFi to work. My computer finds it, and says it's connected, but it says there is no Internet Connectivity in the Access Type. I've tried changing the FoxFi name to a longer one, and it still won't work. If you have any ideas, please pretend you're helping a 5 year old with a problem - that's about my level of understanding with all this stuff.
     
  25. sargeslaughter

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    In the FoxFi app, uncheck "Activate Wifi Hotspot" then put the checkmark back in. (re-enable it), try to connect. This happens to me quite alot. Another fix is to reboot the phone.
     

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