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Easiest way to turn Android phone into wifi hotspot?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by MisterB, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. MisterB

    MisterB Well-Known Member
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    I want my Android phone to share its internet connection with other wifi enabled devices. Seems so cool to have a laptop and a couple ipods or something sharing the connection.

    I know this can be done if the phone is rooted, or whatever you call it, but isn't there an app that I can download and make it work without needing to hack the phone? I know PDA net works pretty well, but that's not quite what I'm looking for. You have to connect the phone to the computer via USB or bluetooth, and it gets on the internet through there. I want to be able to have multiple devices quickly and easily jump on the Androids connection.

    Ideas?
     

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  2. malcom2073

    malcom2073 Well-Known Member
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    I'm fairly certain that you have to be rooted to do wifi tethering. You could connect your Android phone to a laptop, and set that laptop up as a wifi hotspot?
     
  3. Kekkle

    Kekkle Well-Known Member
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    Use Android 2.2 (FroYo)?

    FroYo has this built in.
     
  4. turbosol16

    turbosol16 Well-Known Member
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    That depends on the phone, carriers in the us take the feature out then charge you to do it. Btw what phone are we talking about?
     
  5. chawski

    chawski Well-Known Member
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    unless you are rooted, dont expect to do this for free. i can only comment for sprint, since that is my carrier, but it is a $29/month charge to do it through them
     

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