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  1. jedeye87

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    Hey, i just got the ns4g and one of the main reasons i got it is because of its free tethering. sort of like the n1, but whenever i try to tether the signal is present on my laptop but theres no internet bein accessed. was there some kind of fix or did sprint block this feature? all the help and advice would be great.
     

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    You got it a little too late. I refuse to do the update so I can still tether for free. But you could also root it.
     
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    Or get EasyTether from the Market. (for USB tethering)
     
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    The hotspot is nice though, I used it on vacation (even on the drive) to share internet with the whole family. At home I'll use it for my laptop plus my kids play apps on my old Hero by connecting to it. Doesn't sound like people got much benefit from the update to outweigh the use of hotspot without needing to root.
     
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    thanks a lot, i guess i'll be rooting sometime this weekend
     
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    I still have not applied the update yet it seems like tethering/hotspot aren't working anymore. I also couldn't get easy tether lite to work so I'm not sure I'd want to pay for the full version. Maybe I'll finally learn to root too.
     
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    i havent updated either, tethering still works for me. i dont plan on updating either, since i never had any issues with my Nexus. 3G and 4G has been great here in orlando for me.
     
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    I will definitely have to test it again then, I really hope it still works for me too
     
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    I got my phone about three weeks ago, and by the time I tried tethering, I could not get it to work at all. Gave me DNS error. Even called Sprint and had them turn on the Mobile Hotspot feature (they unblock something that allows you to connect up to six wireless devices to your phone as if it were a WiFi by itself). I tried it with my Wii for an evening, but the connection kept dropping every 5 mins.

    Tethering is absolutely out of their plans, which sucks.

    Does rooting the phone solve the tethering issue?
     
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    Have you done the update that blocks tethering/hotspot?
    I haven't done the update and I can still use it free without any problems
     
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