Wi-Fi Tethering InstructionsTips


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  1. jp700p

    jp700p Member This Topic's Starter

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    **UPDATED**

    1. On your phone go to Settings > Applications > Development > and enable USB debugging.
    2. Go to unrevoked.com on your HTC EVO web browser and download it and install it.
    3. Run the Revoked program and click on Start. You should get a message that says, "successfully rooted"
    4. Go to http://bit.ly/c2oonC and download and install the wireless_tether_2_0_2.apk with your HTC EVO web browser.
    5. Run Wireless Wi-Fi Tether (When a box pops up, click on ALLOW)

    Notes:
    - When you restart the phone, you have to root it again to run Wireless tether.
    - Sprint will not bill you anything extra, don't worry. Droid, NexusOne users have been doing this for a while with no issues.
    - You do not need to have the "$29.95" tethering plan with Sprint.
    - Wi-Fi signal is not strong, so your device had to be near by.
    - Wi-Fi tethering uses up alot of battery life. About 1% per minute or two (thats constant connection loading webpage/video streaming)

    I typed this using the method above. Wi-fi tethering also worked with my iPad.
     

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  2. Berner

    Berner Well-Known Member

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    Steps 1 & 2 unnecessary and superfluous.
     
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  3. jp700p

    jp700p Member This Topic's Starter

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    Updated with corrections. Thanks
     
  4. katmandoo122

    katmandoo122 Well-Known Member

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    Just curious (not ready to root) but is this wifi tethering or wifi hotspot? Sprint doesn't charge anything for tethering, as far as I'm aware.

    Thanks.
     
  5. polkadots

    polkadots Well-Known Member

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    You're wrong. Wired, wireless, however you do it...Sprint charges. Bummer.
     
  6. saigon

    saigon Well-Known Member

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    Didn't work out for me.
     
  7. neodorian

    neodorian Well-Known Member

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    Wifi hotspot is a marketing term for wireless tethering. Tethering is using your phone as a modem. Doesn't matter if you share your connection vie USB, Bluetooth, or Wifi.
     
  8. katmandoo122

    katmandoo122 Well-Known Member

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    Sure, I understand that, except that tethering has traditionally referred to modem action whereas hot spot or wifi has typically referred to an access point. And everyone I know that's used EasyTether has not been charged by Sprint, although they were careful to keep itunder 5GB.
     
  9. bgiesler1644

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    Actually Wired tethering is included in the EVO plan, its the only one. I called customer service and asked twice. Up to 5 GB
     
  10. neodorian

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    Not to be a complete ass and maybe I am misunderstanding you but they are both acting as a modem. Tethering refers to taking a cellular data or (in this case) Wimax connection to the WAN and sharing it out via another connection (Wifi, USB, Bluetooth, etc). You are using your phone as a network bridge between something like a laptop or other device and your wireless data network.

    Anyone who says wired or 3g or whatever is capped is hopefully misinformed. The old Sprint phones could tether via USB or wifi or whatever but you ran the risk of them charging you if you went past their 5gb cap. Often they didn't bother and I never got hit with any charges despite using more than 5gb. Still, they reserved the right to do it I guess.

    With this new $10 add-on fee, their justification is that now you have truly unlimited access to both their cellular and wimax networks. To claim on one day that the fee is for uncapped access to everything and then another day say it actually is a 4g charge would be a big mistake. I would guess that this is another example of the customer service rep giving bad info.

    As far as I can tell, there are a few options:


    • Some people have gotten HTCs built-in tethering to work (I haven't)
    • You can install a 3rd party app like PDANet that will share your connection via USB
    • You can root your phone and install an application that will also add wifi to the list of ways you can connect
    • You can pay Sprint $30/month to use their branded wifi tethering app

    Just choose the best thing for your needs and budget.
     
  11. scnat

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    works good. what #'s should i see as far as down load and up load????????
     
  12. gezzuzz

    gezzuzz Well-Known Member

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    Install


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  13. Berner

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    Its still wrong. Care to explain why enabling USB debugging is necessary when you don't even use the USB port at any time in this entire procedure? :mad:

    If you're going to copy someone else's work, and post it in the wrong forum, you really should make an effort to get it correct.
     
  14. mumra

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    Care to explain how you wired tether your phone? Evertime I try I get error 67 I can only do it with one of the apps like pdanet.
     
  15. AlkiDweller

    AlkiDweller Well-Known Member

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    Does the EVO come with some type of plan that a Samsung phone doesn't? I've been tethering (wired) for months and there have been no extra charges.
     
  16. mumra

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    Are you using a 3rd party app?
    I think there is some confusion. The evo comes with Internet sharing built in, however it is not free. To get free wired tethering with the evo You must use a 3rd party app for tethering
     
  17. AlkiDweller

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    You are probably right (about the confusion). There are a few third party apps I've tried, one of which is free (Azilink). I use it daily without extra charges. Azilink is a little technical to set up. Easy Tether is easy and is $10 after a month (unless you're ok doing without https sites, in which case it's free).
     
  18. scnat

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    so the web works, but it won't let me send emails??????????????
     
  19. Unclm311

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    Besides the wifi are there any advantages to using this wifi tether app over using a free version of pdanet? I just got the evo (it's my first android phone), so I feel like rooting it wouldn't be a good idea for right now (I might be wrong). Thanks!
     
  20. B Allen

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    The free version of PDA Net only allows tethering via USB or Bluetooth. This process sets your phone up as a wi-fi hotspot.

    iPad for one won't allow tethering via bluetooth or USB. If you can tether via USB or bluetooth with whatever device you're trying to use, then there is no need to root just for this.
     
  21. sensei_steve

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    I have a macbook pro 13" running windows 7 using bootcamp and an sprint evo. 'Out of the box' i can tether to windows 7. There must be 4g service for this to work. I get 5mb down, 1 mb up, no issues almost. Occasionally i get error 67. Windows makes a usb network connection. If i lose conectivity, resetting the network connection using the gui or rebooting usually resolves connectivity. If you don't know microsoft's 'devcon' utility, i suggest you learn it and than use devcon to reset (bounce) your nic.

    It seems osx sees the usb connection as a network modem connection. Osx asks for modem parameters and then osx attempts to connect to the evo as a modem resulting in error 67s (i think). I am not able to resolve this issue, as i am much better on windows than osx.

    Again, i find the sprint evo in 4g mode tethers reliably to windows 7.
     
  22. 355spider

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    I can't seem to get my computer to dial out using the usb tether. It's a sony Vaio. Anyone know how to get i to work. I do have wireless but I would like to know how to get it to work just in case.
     
  23. bassic

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    Thanks for the info; this is probably the best option for most people, considering that WiFi tethering eats up battery life pretty rapidly. At least if you're plugged in via USB, you get some power at the same time.

    Keep in mind, however, that the free version has some limitations (which do affect me):
    "Note: Once trial expires, you can continue using PdaNet for free. The only difference is that free edition blocks secure web sites."
     
  24. AlkiDweller

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    Try Easy Tether. It's only $10 for the full version.
     
  25. Linx

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    Heres what I experienced. I installed Unrevoked and when I push "Start" after a while it says "Done" not "Succesfully Rooted". Then when I install and open Wireless Tether I get a window that says "Not Root- sorry, but root privelages are needed to run this application" and it has a button that says "ignore" and one that says "exit". If I press the ignore button it takes me into the app but when I press on the start tether button, I get a message that says "Unable to start tethering. Please try again". Am I doing something wrong? Do I need to actually root my phone other then running Unrevoked?
     

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