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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AlexMason, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. AlexMason

    AlexMason Well-Known Member
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  2. xepicxacidx

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    Use barnacle. To tether
     
  3. kahmikahze

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    used barnacle. no tethering.
     
  4. Math-Uhhh-Saurus

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    are you rooted?
     
  5. AlexMason

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    barnacle doesnt stay active for my laptop to find
     
  6. dautley

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    Do you have a task killer installed? If so you will need to move Barnacle to its ignore list, and your phone must be rooted to run Barnacle.
     
  7. kahmikahze

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    quite so.

    however, my laptop could not connect to it.
     
  8. loonee2n

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    There are two apps you can use for tethering and you don't need to root to use them. One is PDANet and the other is Easy Tether. Both of them are trial, then you lose access to secure sites (https). Just go on the market to download them to phone, then you need to go to the websites to download the drivers for the computer. Follow the directions and you're good to go. For both of them you have to download the specific drivers for the Ally which they both make available. Once I downloaded the LG drivers, it hooked right up. I ended up going with Easy Tether because it's cheaper if you actually buy it, which I did. PDANet has more features, but I wasn't planning on using them, and $10 is well worth it.
     
  9. swc2001

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    I had the same problem trying to connect to my friends Wii
    Although works great with every other wifi device I have tried.

    Any Ideas?
     
  10. dots

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    Wii's cannot connect to ad-hoc networks.
     
  11. swc2001

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    Well it sees Barnacle and then it trys and then somthing Happens. I cant remember what though. too Long since I tried.

    Basically What we would like to do is find someway to use Barnacle to watch Netflix on our TV.

    I mean My other friends have connected their wii's and Xbox's and ps3's through wifi.

    Why cant this work I wonder. I guess I dont understand ad hoc network and what that means.
     
  12. dots

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    I actually have found (somewhat) of a workaround,

    Basically android wifi tether's can only make ad-hoc networks. It's a limiation within android and drivers from what i read. Regualr wifi routers make Infasturture networks by default which is why mostly everything can connect.

    Now for the work around. I did this to get my wii to connect to my 3g but i didnt test any games and such. This requires you have a wlan card.

    1. Connect your phone to the PC via USB tether. (PDAnet is easier to identify than easytether when using connectify)
    2. Download Connectify (for windows only) and set it up.

    If you correctly set it up. Your wlan card will turn into a hotspot (like a router) and it should use Infastructure by default.
     
  13. swc2001

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    So basically your phone is broadcasting to the computer and in turn the computer is broadcasting to the Wii? Sounds like it could bottleneck possibly. especially if your trying to use Netflix or Hulu.
    Your Thoughts?
     
  14. dots

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    Think of it like this. The phone is a modem. so you tether your phone to your PC with USB to have a wired connection. Then with connectify and the wlan it will broadcast the 3g over a wireless connection which anything can connect to. Like a router would do. As i said i didnt test any games but i was able to sucessfuly connect my Wii to the hotspot made by Connectify and my wlan card broadcasting the wireless signal.
     
  15. swc2001

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    Cool so theoretically it should work.
     
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