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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by StevenW., Jul 24, 2011.

  1. StevenW.

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    I am planning on switching to the 4gb tethering plan, which is apparently a very uncommon thing, as the only info on tethering I have found is on how to do it for free. I assume the approved version is a little different, so I have a few questions (I'll be using usb tethering).

    Do I need to download anything on my Atrix or computer beforehand? Is there some AT&T or Motorola provided app I need? Are there any settings I need to adjust?

    I haven't had access to wifi for months, so I haven't been able to grab the last couple updates. Will that be a problem?

    Sorry if these are obvious questions, but I haven't been able to find any kind of guide on this and I just want make sure everything works before I go and give AT&T more of my money.

    Thanks.
     

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    No biggie, I am glad you asked (asking makes experts out of all of us :D) anyways. Once the tethering plan is active with AT&T or whoever you go with, go into settings --> wireless --> tethering (or mobile hotspot, can't remember what it is called now that I am in GB) and enable wifi hotspot or usb tethering. It will check with AT&T if you have the plan, and if you do, it will activate and start working. Simple as that. Just make sure you setup a wifi password if you do :p I also recommend downloading 3G Watchdog - free app. As it will monitor your data usage so you know if you get near the 4GB limit.
     
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    Thanks!

    I have wireless hotspot running, but I can't find any options relating to USB tethering. Any ideas?
     
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    make sure you are not in the hot spot go to your home screen then press menu key then go settings > wireless & networks > Tethering & Mobile hotspot there will be the usb tethering as the first check box. I noticed if you go to the hotspot app it is for the wifi only.
     
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    Hmmm. I don't have "Tethering and Mobile Hotspot" in my settings, just "Mobile Hotspot."
     
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    StevenW I have GingerBread OTA if you have froyo i believe it is not an option.
     
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    Do you mean USB tethering in general is not an option? If that is the case, then that's pretty disappointing, and not cool on AT&T's part for not mentioning that anywhere. But its not really a huge deal, since I only needed the USB tethering for my desktop, and I can still use the wifi hotspot on my laptop. Thanks anyway, everyone.
     

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