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Incredible=Wifi tethering with win 7

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sta7ic, May 19, 2010.

  1. sta7ic

    sta7ic Well-Known Member
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    Ok, so i didn't see anyone having posted this before so here it is.
    This isn't true WiFi tethering, as you still need at least ONE windows 7 laptop to create the hot spot. (This works with macs, but only if they are running win 7 in bootcamp)
    The basic premise is, you use pdanet (or another tethering option) and then using a program called Connectify for windows 7, you create a wifi hotspot using your laptop's WiFi card which is using the pdanet tether as its connection.

    First steps:
    Download pdanet from the Market on your phone, and the desktop portion from this website: PdaNet -- USB Tether/Bluetooth DUN for Android
    Follow the instructions for install and having the right phone settings
    Now download Connectify from here: Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot.

    Next Steps:
    Connect your phone to your laptop, and start the PDAnet app on the phone. Open PDAnet on your laptop, and click "connect"
    Now your computer is tethered through your laptop.

    Now run Connectify. It's easiest to hit the Easy Set-Up Wizard.
    Type in a network name for your wireless network. Then select the type of connection to use, either with or without a password. Now it will ask you to select the connection. This is the connection your WiFi card will use to broadcast its signal with. Select "PDANET Modem"
    Click Finish

    You now have a wireless hot spot for other devices to using your Incredible. Not all devices can see it. Any computer or iphone OS or android device can see it, but I can't seem to get it to work for PS3's, zune's and other devices. You can use Connectify with any other connection as well, like a hard Ethernet connection in a hotel room. Hope this is useful for people! Ask questions if you are confused.

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  2. TokedUp

    TokedUp Android Enthusiast

    sweet but I have Vista Boooooo
  3. veccster

    veccster Android Enthusiast

    Sorry...wrong place
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  4. pamissue

    pamissue Lurker

    This worked great, thanks.
    Now, I am wondering how I can connect thru bluetooth to get rid of this usb cord. I tried to choose bluetooth option on pdanet, but it says "Bluetooth DUN requires Android 2.0 or higher". Any idea how I find out what my HTC Hero is?

    Edited: Nevermind, I see there is an update available now.
  5. lanric

    lanric Lurker

    Will this then allow an Ipad to utilize the Wifi? If so, is it possible to use the wifi from the Incredible without a Windos 7 laptop sitting there, so the Ipad can utilize?
  6. KarlConnect

    KarlConnect Lurker

    I've been trying to hook up the same way and it works with my Ipad, EEPAD, and my sons Samsung pad, but my ps3 wont send any packets to to EasyTether Network Adapter... i just want to watch net flix, it signs into the playstation network... but i cannot do much from there, i think its my phone provider, it just blocks that ip add. but not sure.

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The HTC Droid Incredible release date was April 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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