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Is there a way to use the internet from the Hero for my laptop?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Muddinking, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Muddinking

    Muddinking Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I'm wondering if it's possible to connect to the internet on my laptop via my HTC hero. Anyone know what I would have to do?

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  2. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast

    Please use the SEARCH FUNCTION & GOOGLE in the future.

    However, here is the answer to your question.... please visit this website..

    Using the HTC Hero as a USB Modem | Brightpoint GB Tech Blog
  3. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Use the app called pdanet. You will have internet on your laptop in 5 mins
  4. Muddinking

    Muddinking Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thank you so much! Merry Christmas to you. :)
  5. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    If everyone did that Android Forums would get no new visitors. ;)
  6. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast

    Ok good point ^ Use search function and post :p

    But I am struggling to think of the reason behind paying / using a 3rd party app when the phone has 1 tick box which will make the net work on the laptop...


    It takes like 2 mins...if that...
  7. asteion

    asteion Lurker

    Because if one were using the Telus version of the HTC Hero (like me), then there wouldn't be an option to use the tick box since Telus restricts the phone from tethering :p.
  8. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast

    Is that CDMA or GSM ?
  9. burger2535

    burger2535 Newbie

    Telus is GSM ,but a Google search could've told you that .
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  10. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast

    I did you turd.

    It said
    so its both cdma and using gsm technology for its mobile broadband (hspa) / voice on...certain handsets
  11. lekky

    lekky Lover

    but where is this 1 tick option? That guide says you need htc sync installed too. I cant stand that piece of software and much prefer pdanet, expecially as it makes the process much more straight forward when i come to upgrade phones!
  12. Bhav

    Bhav Well-Known Member

    Menu>Settings>Wireless Controls>right at the bottom

    You need to install htc sync so that the tethering drivers are installed

    pdanet is great but it won't let you connect to https sites once the trial expires. Why use additional apps when you don't need to

    (Note: I think the Sprint Hero has this option completely removed to prevent tethering)
  13. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    Strictly speaking you only need the device drivers installed rather than the whole shebang, but to do that you still need to d/l the HTC Sync installer and run it to the set-up screen in order to get at those driver files....

    Anyway, whaddya mean "When I come to upgrade phones"??? Your soul belongs to HTC now.... mwahahahaha! :D
  14. jsp_1983

    jsp_1983 Well-Known Member

    Okay... I don't get this.

    I've done everything correctly, but it's not working for me.

    For some reason, the phone won't accept my first ticking of the 'mobile network sharing' box, but will accept it second time round. The 'mobile network' box is greyed out and permanently says 'turning on...'.

    There's a new connection in the connections box, using the HTC NDIS driver and I can see from running ipconfig that the connection has an IP and a gateway.

    If I try to browse a webpage or do any online activity, nothing works - it just times out.

    What's going wrong?


    Okay, I got it working for all of five seconds and then it stopped working again. I'll just put it down to the Hero being a crap phone.
  15. bunderson

    bunderson Lurker

    LMAO, awesome.
  16. Jaffa

    Jaffa Android Expert

    Root your Phone and use an adhoc wifi app, pwns imho

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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