wireless tether for root user. How do i get it to work?

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  1. JoeMustang

    JoeMustang Well-Known Member

    so how do i get this app to work. I just rooted with the sholes mod updater rom. I plugged my phone into the computer with the USB cord and selected mount and ran the app and hit the big green wifi icon to connect. What else do i need to do? or if anyone has got links to how to get this app to work that would be great too.

    Oh and also when i connect the USB cord, on the notification bar and triangle with an (!) mark shows up and talks about some debugging stuff. What is that? does that have something to do with the wifi?

    Rep for who ever helps me get this thing to work.


  2. jbarrett020

    jbarrett020 Well-Known Member

    your at the easy part now.

    once you hit start tethering, you have just setup an unsecured wireless network. the default SSID is androidtether. if you have a laptop you can connect right away.

    i suggest you go into the settings, change the SSID to something else, and setup the WEP key for security so that only you or whoever you give the WEP key to can connect.

    thats it.
  3. jbarrett020

    jbarrett020 Well-Known Member

    also..if you are using a computer without a wireless card, this wont work.
    this is for wireless connections.

    if you want to turn your phone into a USB modem, use PDAnet which is costly from the market place but has a 30 day free demo.
  4. meekrab

    meekrab Well-Known Member

    Nicest thing about wireless tethering? It's wireless! Unplug that bad boy and connect like any other wireless network (I think by default it's Androidtether).
  5. JoeMustang

    JoeMustang Well-Known Member

    ok im using this for a Laptop. I am not very computer savy. im not sure if i have a wireless card. I can connect to a my wireless router, so does that mean i have a wireless card built in?
  6. p8ntballah21

    p8ntballah21 Well-Known Member

    Yes it does, you can just connect your laptop via wireless to your droid just like you connect your laptop to your router.
  7. mtbhk44

    mtbhk44 Well-Known Member

    Is there anything special you have to DO to get Wireless Tether to reveal itself? I am looking for open networks on my laptop and I am not finding "Android Tether" in my list of networks. I changed channels, Changed LAN network settings, etc....grrrr
  8. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member

    So cool...just installed the wifi tether APK (from the Simply Stunning thread over at alldroid) over the Bugless Beauty ROM, and am posting this over wifi tether from my PC.


    Responsiveness is amazing...feels like I'm still on my home network.
  9. JoeMustang

    JoeMustang Well-Known Member

    ok i got it to work. thanks guys. this is my first smart phone so all of this is new to me. but thanks again for all the help!

    So i have no need for PDA.net anymore right? or should i keep it?
  10. meekrab

    meekrab Well-Known Member

    Why not keep it? Unless you paid for it and are able to get a refund, you might as well have a backup
  11. JoeMustang

    JoeMustang Well-Known Member

    yeah, i got the free version.
  12. DjSmooth

    DjSmooth Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean, I'm at work wirelessly tethering from my Droid to my Vaio and it is just as smooth as the company network I would normally be borrowing. I have heard that Big Red wont notice, but I'm just gonna stay on for a little bit to find out on my next bill. :eek:
  13. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member

    But I was going to ask you to use it heavily for a few days and let me know what happens! ;)

    I won't have to use it too much, but really like knowing that I have it as an option.
  14. DjSmooth

    DjSmooth Well-Known Member

    Same here don't really need it, but I just had to try it out for about an Hour.
  15. JoeMustang

    JoeMustang Well-Known Member

    wait, r guys saying Verizon chargers fees for tethering?
  16. mach330

    mach330 Well-Known Member

    normally cell phone providers do. there's currently no tethering plan for the droid right now. but they can start charging you if you start downloading big files. surfing the web should be ok. i'm averaging about 2-3G a month on tethering with no problems from verizon. just don't download torrent stuff.
  17. JoeMustang

    JoeMustang Well-Known Member

    good to know, thanks
  18. mrklean59

    mrklean59 New Member

    So... the only wat to use it is if you have a wifi signal ?? Guess I gotta stay with paroxoid ; (
  19. droidpcguru

    droidpcguru Well-Known Member

    The "Wireless Tether for Root Users" app basically makes your phone emulate a wireless router. It "shares" the Droid's internet connection over the Droid's WIFI radio. You do not need to have a WIFI signal first, since the app "creates" the signal for your WIFI-enabled computer to read from. You do however need a decent 3G signal for a stable and fast connection. If you tether on a 1X signal, you might as well be on dial-up:(

    Simply start the the tethering app on the phone, and look for the "AndroidTether" SSID with your computer to connect to, just like you would with your home WIFI network or public hotspot..or your neighbor's router when the cable company shuts your internet off:p.

    And, as suggested, do not start a whole bunch of huge downloads while tethered, unless you like the idea of being caught..

    EDIT: You *can* connect the USB cable to your computer to power the Droid so as not to kill your battery while tethering(it is a battery hog). Also, make sure your Droid's screen is off or at least very dim while doing this, or your battery sill still drain slowly. BUT, the USB cable will NOT carry the internet connection using this app.
  20. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Is there a step-by-step how-to posted somewhere? I can't find it and would love to add this... but am clueless how to proceed. Thanks
  21. bugeyeblue

    bugeyeblue Well-Known Member

    As far as I know, it's included in many custom roms. Don't know if it's available on the side, or as an add-on to any other rom. I'm on Bugless Beast 0.8 and it's available.
    Anyone use this for a decent amount of time? Anyone get caught with high-dollar VZW bill charges? I just watched about 30 seconds of a youtube video on my computer while tethered to my phone. I think it said it dowloaded like 3 MB. I turned it off right away.
  22. aznprelude

    aznprelude Member

    i got wifi tether to connect to pc, but i dont have internet on my pc. help please....!!!
  23. bmcglone

    bmcglone Member

    I am having the same problem as aznprelude.

    Running Bugless Beast 0.8, AdamZ kernel, Helix Launcher 1. WEP enabled, Access Control enabled.

    I can connect to the Droid, but internet. My laptop sees it as an ad hoc network.
  24. bmcglone

    bmcglone Member

    Meant to say no internet.
  25. bmcglone

    bmcglone Member

    I allowed my laptop to access the Droid when prompted by access control, but something was not right. It works fine without access control enabled.

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