WIFI tether not seen by other androids?


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  1. Legacystar

    Legacystar Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have been trying to get my friends mytouch and G1 to see my wifi tether but it doesn't seem any android phone (including the droid) can see it or connect to it. ipod touch's and iphone see it and connect just fine. anyone else experience this and whats the issue?
     

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  2. exjimenez

    exjimenez Well-Known Member

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    none of my dumb friends have androids, i was wanting to test this. my brother can connect with his palm pre.
     
  3. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

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    I think Android OS lacks the support for Ad-hoc connections.
     
  4. Legacystar

    Legacystar Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    im not so sure about that. there is a program called Hoccer that allows you to throw data to other phones and it uses ad-hoc. it works great between droids and iphone
     
  5. Fabolous

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    It uses geolocation, and uploads the file you're "hoccing" to their server, then pushes that file to the receiving phone.

    There's actually no direct connection being established between the two phones, AFAIK.
     
  6. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

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    You are 100% correct. There is a issue tag on this over at the android source site but it is very very low on the list.
     
  7. Legacystar

    Legacystar Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    idk in the app it says this

    "hoccer is your application for ad-hoc data exchange"
    also doesn't work if you are connected to wifi so leads me to believe it is infact ad-hoc
     
  8. Fabolous

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    Yeah, but have you used the application? Why does the thrower upload the file first before the catcher can download it? That's evidence enough that it's not a true ad-hoc connection.

    Regardless, that doesn't change the fact that the Android OS can not currently connect to ad-hoc wifi networks. See below:

    Issue 82 - android - wifi - support ad hoc networking - Project Hosting on Google Code
     
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  9. D34dmeat

    D34dmeat New Member

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    Its true that starting or connecting to an adhoc network is impossible on an unrooted android device even on the new 2.2 release but finding it using a app like wifi analyzer is. The procedure is not that hard its just that google dos not want to enable adhoc. Having said that im gettin more and more confused about the fact that people still are led to belive that hoccer uses adhoc. That. Should have been a scandal.
     
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    gnath9 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it does'nt work is because there is no need. Or atleast I don't understand why there would be .... bluetooth file transfer works well.
     

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