Virgin OV 2.2.2 WiFi hotspot tetheringSupport

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  1. 350X

    350X Well-Known Member

    Virgin OV 2.2.2 WiFi hotspot tethering No Root Needed

    OK its been many days of playing, even installing XP on an old laptop as XP is all wireless ready. [PC is windows 2000 pro] yea yea yea but I like it.

    Anyways, after lots of programs. I ended up with PDAnet and was able to get USB tethering to work.

    tried to activate hotspot a few time with PDAnet with no luck.

    then about the 5th try PDAnet said I needed to goto the market and get FoxFi to be able to tether, so I downloaded it and walla I have WiFi hotspot working on the XP laptop, then it took about 5 mins to get it working on the Win2kpro PC. Which I am using right now. [web pages never loaded so fast]

    Now I am enjoying this to much to go back and start all over.

    but I wonder if you even need PDAnet as all it does it auto launch FoxFi for you, which would make PDAnet not neeed unless you wanted to USB or BlueTooth tether.

    [I am well aware on the TOS rules to tethering but I will not be doing anything different then I do on my OV now, I can just have a bigger screen, keyboard and mouse to use. As we only got dial up out here, so I heavily use the OV for everything by default.]

  2. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    Here, this is how it works; Purchase the Mifi and pay for the monthly service to legally use hotspot.

    MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot | Virgin Mobile

    There are no tethering plans for Virgin Mobile.

    Attempting to use either of those services without paying for it is theft.
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  3. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

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  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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  5. 350X

    350X Well-Known Member

    Not sure how much it matters but Im using the Rosewill RNX-EasyN1 USB adapter, the software it comes with is nice and was very helpful. Dunno if I would of had as much luck with a cheap china knock off with no software. Unless I was using a newer OS thats more WiFi ready.

    I just ordered a 2nd one. - Rosewill RNX-EasyN1 Wireless-N 4.0 Dongle (1T1R) IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Data Rates WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key authentication) WPS PIN, PBC (Hardware WPS Button) QoS-WMM

    [same item, same seller, different ways to buy]
  6. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

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  7. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    To the OP; if you cannot get your hotspot to work, call Virgin Mobile's tech support. They will help you.

    MacFett. itty bitty correction. VM does support Hotspot... when you pay for it. Then they will unlock the feature on the phone. ;)
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  8. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    Are there any wifi tethering apps that don't require root? I'm obviously asking for the benefit of other users.
  9. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

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  10. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    Thanks, that's exactly what I had in mind. I know someone will find this useful.
  11. 350X

    350X Well-Known Member

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  12. melim

    melim Disabled

    Changed my mind. Carry on.
  13. 350X

    350X Well-Known Member

    Also note people one the best part is FoxFi has a password option installed.
  14. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

  15. 350X

    350X Well-Known Member

    As many have reported else where, you do not need PDAnet.

    FoxFi works as reported on its own, Ive only kept PDAnet as I can watch my useage for each session of WiFi I use.

    I got watchdog 3G keeping a running tally of total useage per month but PDAnet lets me watch live useage better so it stays ;)
  16. 350X

    350X Well-Known Member

  17. KryptoNyte

    KryptoNyte Well-Known Member

    Just one quick question. There were numerous posts in the past regarding Optimus V tethering. Based on the newly discovered common sense, could these posts also be reopened? And if so, what would be the proper procedure for getting those posts unlocked?

    Thanks in advance.

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  18. 350X

    350X Well-Known Member

    I would imagine you can go search for the threads you think needed back open do a report asking to unlock.
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  19. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Hello KryptoNyte. As 350X mentions, you can hit the report button on any thread you find, and request in that report to have it re-opened. But as I look around, after seeing your question, I see that the locked threads really don't have much info in them, as they were caught by Staff in the middle of conversations mostly prior to anything of value being offered.

    It's fine to just go ahead and begin a thread about tethering, as long as you don't do so with a stated desire to advocate breaking the Terms of Service for your carrier or Android Forums policy. As you know by the recent announcement, Staff is no longer running around closing threads on the tethering subject:

    ..but please read it carefully because there is a caution about the differences between what's "anti-ToS" and "illegal." ;)

    But, yes, it's ok to talk about tethering now, Phases the Admin has just made it clear for us that policing the forums for any tethering/hotspot talk is not necessary.

    Start a thread, have fun. ;)
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  20. reptwarbanski

    reptwarbanski New Member

    NoNameFace must be getting paid a pretty penny from VM for policing the tethering use of their phones. That's awesome. Anyways, message me and I can get you set up if you haven't yet figured it out:)

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