Wireless N + WiFi Tether


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  1. catsnets25

    catsnets25 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I seem to be having an issue with these two combined. My laptop connects but reads it as an unidentified network and won't get internet access. Anyone know what the problem could be?
     

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  2. clxa38

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    bump... i'm having the same issue. it would connect i think... but i can't browse
     
  3. jwm2

    jwm2 Well-Known Member

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    Are you trying to connect to the wireless network via your phone and then spit it back out to your laptop? Or are you just trying to tether via wireless n?
     
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    I'm connected to my wireless network. I'm trying to spit it back out to my laptop. I already did the wireless N hack. WiFi tether worked before I did the wireless N hack.
     
  5. jwm2

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    The thing is there is no need for that, if you can connect to it via your phone you can connect straight to it via your laptop. What you are asking for is a repeater bridge, which i don't think is possible yet. Wifi tether is suppose to use your 3g data connection for its data transfer, not a wifi. You might be asking too much of the built in wifi radio to become a repeater bridge.
     
  6. clxa38

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    i must've stated my statement wrong haha. I'm connected to my 3g. And i'm using my wifi tether to get my laptop connected. sorry for confusion
     
  7. vmod32

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    I'm having the same problem. Wifi tethering worked just fine before applying the Wireless N hack. Now it's a no go. My computer will connect to the phone, but it does not get an IP address assigned and the phone does not show my computer in the Access-Control list like before.

    Does anyone have the original bcm4329.ko file that came with the phone. I accidentally wrote over the back up file I made. I'd like to restore mine back to the way it was so wireless tethering works again.
     
  8. Rulevoid

    Rulevoid Well-Known Member

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    I also could not get the wireless N enabled radio to work with Android Wifi Tether, maybe we need a new bin file to work with the N enabled stuff specifically?

    PM me your email address and i will send you my original backup.
     
  9. jwm2

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    Oh ok well that should work. I'm guessing its something with the app then. Honestly though wireless n is not needed for wifi tethering. Wireless g is plenty quick enough for the relatively slow 3g connection we have. I mean the best i've seen on 3g is 1.5mb up and down, so unless it gets much quicker i don't see wireless n being worth the hassle. I know the bottleneck for me is the 3g connection not the wireless.
     
  10. Rulevoid

    Rulevoid Well-Known Member

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    In my case, i am not even interested in Tethering in wireless N, I only want the capability of wifi tethering whether B/G or N, but I want N specifically for my home network when i am having my phone use my home internet connection where i have my router set to N only.
     
  11. vmod32

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    I was able to roll my phone back so wireless tethering works again. I hope someone can fix this bug. Even if having wireless N is more of a pride thing..
     
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    catsnets25 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Whats the process? Do you still have the original file?
     
  13. vmod32

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    I attached the original stock file to this post.
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    Thank Rulevoid for the file. I stupidly overwrote my backup, and he was kind enough to e-mail it to me...

    The process to roll back is essentially the same as installing the wireless N version. Just use this file instead. :cool:
     

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    catsnets25 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Still running into the same problem now. It is being read as a wireless g network.
     
  15. answerman

    answerman Well-Known Member

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    Just to further confuse things :D

    Just thinking this through in my head. When you set up wireless tethering, in effect your Incredible becomes a router. And I'll submit that it becomes a 802.11g router using the stock configuration.

    Now, some of you (not me) have applied the hack to enable the Inc to act as a 802.11n client. It's important to differentiate between the two things here... (and forgive me if I'm over-dumbing this down) a client meaning that you use the Inc to connect to an existing WiFi network in order to connect to the Internet (normal use), as opposed to acting as a "router" to distribute the EvDO signal FROM the Inc TO other devices (tethering).

    Now that I've got that out of the way... when you apply the hack to enable 802.11n, is it possible that the Inc isn't capable of acting as an 802.11n router? And that it can't drop into 802.11g mode? That would explain a lot.

    While I'm at it, does a "hacked" Inc with 802.11n enabled succesfully connect to a router that only supports 802.11g and 802.11b, or does it lock it into "N-only" mode? Just curious... there are a lot of those routers out there yet (I still have a Linksys WRT54G at home, which doesn't support N) .
     
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    catsnets25 Member This Topic's Starter

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    With n enabled you can still connect to g routers.
     
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    Well, that's good to know. Still curious about it acting as an N router though.
     
  18. Tony N.

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    I just restored the phone to normal after reading this thread.

    wifi tethering > wireless n
     
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    catsnets25 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hmmm, I even did a nandroid restore to before I changed to N and still not working. Any ideas?
     
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    I have the same problem. Don't even use n anyway, just did it for the hell of it cuz I was rooted! I need my wifi tethering...
     
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    wifi tether works for me with N installed....
     
  22. jasonb1985

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    same here.

    i did the N hack last night and tried wifi tether right away to make sure it still worked and it does still work. just checked again for the hell of it and it still works.

    my phone keeps dropping the connection to my router when i set my router to N only. it keeps it perfectly fine when using G only. i thought N was supposed to be stronger with longer range?
     
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    For those who's wifi tether still works, does the computer you're tethering to have a wireless-n card? Mine does not; maybe that's the problem, that the phone is now acting as a wireless-n only router. But my laptop still recognizes and connects to it, there's just no internet access.
     
  24. jasonb1985

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    mine does have an N card, but it's connecting to the phone as G. at least that's what it shows in the connection settings.
     
  25. answerman

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    That was where I was going with my question.
     

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