Wireless Tether

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Ngo93, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. When I use this app to tether my laptop my battery drains like 2% a minute and my phone gets extremely hot. Is this the case for everyone else using this app?
     

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  2. sitlet

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    Yes this is normal.
     
  3. Ah, alright thanks. But whew, 2% a minute is such a huge drain. Always gotta put it on the charger when I'm tethering.
     
  4. CptGemini

    CptGemini Well-Known Member
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    The more data that passes through your phone the hotter it gets, my G1 is the same exact way.
     
  5. sitlet

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    Not only are you using your 3g radio, but also using your wifi radio. And you aare mostly sending wifi data, which takes more power than receiving it.
     
  6. Oh, I see. Is there anyway to tether my phone to itself? So I can use apps like Skype on the go. I tried doing it and my phone detected the wireless tether wifi for a few seconds and then it disappeared.
     
  7. jae_63

    jae_63 Well-Known Member
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    Rather than start a new thread, I'm adding my (somewhat) related notes here.

    I'm using KaosFroyo 37 on my rooted Eris, which doesn't support builtin wireless tethering, so I downloaded Wireless Tether (for rooted phones) from the market. I'd played around with it a few weeks ago and everything seemed OK. Then yesterday I played with it a bit more (could connect to the internet fine with encryption turned off, but not with encryption enabled). Then I turned off the tethering and went back to doing other stuff.

    This morning I found that I couldn't turn my phone's Bluetooth on. I rebooted the phone and still the Bluetooth wouldn't turn on. So I uninstalled wireless tether, and Bluetooth still didn't work, but Bluetooth now works fine after an additional reboot.

    Just a data point in case anyone finds themselves in the same situation.
     
  8. Rokcet Scientist

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    Ain't that the truth!
    After a night watching fullscreen online HD hardcore porn my machine smokes!

    :D
     
  9. CptGemini

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    I haz a galaxy s phone now, I have yet to test out tethering with it for a long period of time though but I may end up doing it next week if I have to for when I go get my copy of the next wow expansion. Still debating on wether or not I want to take my laptop with me when I go get it lol.
     
  10. rkkeller

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    The Dog Pound.
    I rotate and use PDAnet for usb tethering if I am doing things for long periods. I find WT to cut out after about 30-40 minutes and always needs to be restarted. I have used all the versions from 9 to 13 and had this problem.
     

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