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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ninh99, May 17, 2011.

  1. Ninh99

    Ninh99 Lurker
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    Hi All...
    I'm trying to use my Evo as a router attached to my laptop. My laptop is connected to a network and I would like to use the tether abilities to connect my iPad to this network. The Evo would be wired to my laptop. I'm not trying to use my data connection to Sprint, just allow my iPad to connect through the phone to the wired network.
    Is there an app to do this or is there a way to do it already in the phone?

    Thanks for any and all advise!

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  2. alextop30

    alextop30 Android Expert

    I believe the only way is to tether the evo with your tablet I wonder if you are able to create an adhoc connection to share your laptop connection
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  3. Ninh99

    Ninh99 Lurker
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    Cool, thanks for the help!
  4. sikclown

    sikclown Android Expert

    Do a search for Internet Connection Sharing in Windows and you should find some info on setting up an Ad Hoc wireless network using the built in connection sharing Windows has.

    Update: Just reread your question. Connecting your phone to the laptop would only work if you were using Sprint's data connection (Phone as Modem) otherwise the phone actually just connects as a device. You might be able to actually turn on the Mobile Hotspot (even if you aren't paying for it) and do kind of an Ad Hoc mobile thing but doubtful you could get the iPad on your actual network. Now what you will want to do is turn on your Laptop's wireless and Internet Connection Sharing and give it the same IP Address range as your Wired Network and then connect your iPad to your Laptop's SSID. I am terrible at explaining this but just do the search I recommended above and take the Evo out of the equation, it is over complicating things for you.
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  5. isaemm

    isaemm Android Enthusiast

    Great answer.
  6. Ninh99

    Ninh99 Lurker
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    Thanks for telling me about an Ad Hoc network...I never thought about that. It works very well...

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The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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