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Old March 8th, 2011, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wondering if there is a way to tether my orginial moto Droid (where I have pdanet) to the xoom. I've used pdanet to tether to windows 7 PC's any way to make it work to the xoom?

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Old March 9th, 2011, 09:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You have to root your droid. Look on page 2 in this forum for my post on this. There is a link provided for the steps involved. I had success!

Edit: page one half way down.
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Anyone know if there is way to do it without rooting the xoom?
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You root your Droid not the xoom.
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Not sure which way you mean. You said tether the Droid to the Zoom. That can be done easily as tether a device to the Zoom via WiFi or Bluetooth is built in with no extra charge or software needed.
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Not sure which way you mean. You said tether the Droid to the Zoom. That can be done easily as tether a device to the Zoom via WiFi or Bluetooth is built in with no extra charge or software needed.
As far as I known the Original Moto Droid (which is what I have) does not have a wifi tethering feature. (Without rooting)

Is there a app or a way to tether my non rooted droid 1's internet connection to my xoom? (Maybe using bluetooth?)
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I have an Of Droid also and rooting was my only option via blue tooth. I could use pdanet for my laptop via usb but it wouldnt work on my xoom. Rooting was simple for me and i'm a noob.
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I have an Of Droid also and rooting was my only option via blue tooth. I could use pdanet for my laptop via usb but it wouldnt work on my xoom. Rooting was simple for me and i'm a noob.
So after rooting the droid 1 your saying you could tether it using pdanet but just via bluetooth? Is that really fast enough to be worth it for the xoom to use for internet browsing?

Also I do not see where this link is you were referring to about the tethering, do you mean a sticky on the main page or where do you mean?
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Here is the link that I followed.
How to: Bluetooth Tether to Motorola XOOM Using Original DROID - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
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First, in number (1) click on" instructions " and follow those steps first to get your droid rooted then come back install the app. I didn't find a USB driver on the Motorola link. It must have already been on my computer, windows 7 so you may not need to look for it. I never needed to try pdanet after this so I don't know.
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I just flashed to pete Alfonso's stock gingerbread rom (GBA13) and now the Bluetooth tether method no longer works. Anybody else using GBA13?

wireless tether still works with my laptop via wifi.

I like having gingerbread on my OG Droid more than I like tethering my xoom, so I don't plan on reverting back to stock 2.2.
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