Root wireless tether is not working for me, help?

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  1. ssddyakno

    ssddyakno Well-Known Member
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    Not sure why. I just got root last night, along with thousands of other people I'm sure.

    First thing I did was install incredilight to make sure I had root.

    Then I put Wireless Tether on there. It'll create a network that my laptop can see (Windows 7) but my laptop never can get internet access out of it. Always keeps the little yellow triangle with the !.

    Anybody had trouble and figured out how to get passed this?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. smaybay

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    I'm having the same problems. And here I thought I was the only one.
     
  3. iowabowtech

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    Use Astro, PC or card reader to see if you have an Android.tether folder on the root of your SD card. It might be worthwhile for somebody to post the folder for download, seems like some or all people using the new method aren't getting the proper files to run tether?? I thought it was floating around somewhere due to similar problems some had using the original method but I haven't found it yet.

    Downloading it from the market isn't working correct?
     
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  4. outsid0r

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    This folder is part of the old school rooting guys, look to the posts for that.
     
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  5. iowabowtech

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  6. incred99

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    i put the bin file in android.tether folder i had to create, the app starts, but my laptop sees it as a PC to PC connection, not a hot spot

    how do i get it to be a wireless network?
     
  7. gruss

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    Where is this .bin file?
     
  8. iowabowtech

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    fw_bcm4329.bin

    Must have an android.tether folder on SD card as mentioned.
     
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  9. gruss

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    Ok pc connects, but it's ad hoc, no internet.
     
  10. iowabowtech

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    Sorry guys, I gotta hit the road. Hope you guys find a better workaround. There has to be a way.
     
  11. gruss

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    Ok man thanks, is there a setting we are all missing or what? Well their page says ad hoc, but I'm not sure what I'm missing? So the.bin works, just something else to do.
     
  12. iowabowtech

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    2 files in my android.tether folder (I have working tether):

    fw_bcm4329.bin
    wireless_tether_2_0_2-pre14.apk

    Not sure why it's not working.
     
  13. gruss

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    Well I moved the.apk there too and it's working. Says peer to peer but it's working! Thanks man.
     
  14. iowabowtech

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    Cool. which bin download did you use so I can clean up the above posts?
     
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  15. Quintessence

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    Same issue here, any remedy with the workaround?
     
  16. gruss

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    Both of them, I'd guess I could have copied the.apk from market into directory?
     
  17. outsid0r

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    well yeah becuase the phone makes it ad hoc... soooooooo.... its working as designed guys
     
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  18. gruss

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    Yeah just threw me because it didn't work before so figured I missed something until I checked their site.
     
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  20. ssddyakno

    ssddyakno Well-Known Member
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    Sorry y'all. Brand new to this phone, but not to hacking things. What's the quick way to check/move these two files into that directory?
     
  21. BoomInTheTrunk

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    I'm new to this and I don't have a android.tether file after rooting last night with unrevoked. How can I create a android.tether folder. I'm using Astro and cant seem to find it in the sd card root. I want to tether my ipad to it so bad. All I get from wifi tether is a connection but no internet. How do I create this folder and how do I get the .bin file into that folder. Can I just plug the phone into the computer and navigate the sd card and put it in there that way or is there another way to do it.
     
  22. ssddyakno

    ssddyakno Well-Known Member
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    Do it on your computer. Go into it via "my computer" and then just create the folder in the root of what is the SD card folder. NOT the phone storage. Then put the wifi tether apk in there as well as the .bin file. I googled the .bin file since the above link is dead. Use this one:

    fw_bcm4329.bin


    Then you will want to reboot the phone before starting wifi tether. Then go in and start it and it should work.
     
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  23. TylerM

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    1) Download a HTC Evo 4g system-dump (use google search - I bet you will find one)
    2) Extract a file named fw_bcm4329_ap.bin (located in /system/etc/firmware)
    3) Mount your sdcard
    4) Create a directory named "android.tether" (without quotes)
    5) Open this directory and copy/move fw_bcm4329_ap.bin into it.
    6) Rename fw_bcm4329_ap.bin to fw_bcm4329.bin
    7) Install the latest versions of "wireless tether"
     
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  24. j-money

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    Worked like a charm, never got the notification the clients had connected before. now all is good, ran a speed test on my laptop and got 1mb down 512 up
     
  25. jtcarnes

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    Thanks to this thread, I got mine working too.
     

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