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Nexus 7 does not see my Nokia N8 tethered wifi

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tiberius1, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Tiberius1

    Tiberius1 Lurker
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    Nexus 7 does not see my Nokia N8 tethered wifi.(Joikuspot)
    My Blackberry Playbook doesn't see it either, but I tried iPad
    and it see it and the Internet works. My notebook works see it as well.
    Is it a hardware problem or just a software problem, that can be solved?

  2. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    Does the N8 set up the wifi tether as an Ad-hoc connection? As far as I know, Android has a hard time with ad-hoc wireless connections (ie the don't work). In other words, your N8 isn't sending the wireless signal in a way that Android can work with.

    I think you can get it to work, but it involves rooting and messing with wifi configuration files on the device. And I'm willing to bet it's flakey as all hell.

    I'm sure this is also why it doesn't work on the Playbook.
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  3. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Yep, that's spot on, Android has a hard time with adhoc connections so that's most likely why it can't see the N8. I take it all other WI-FI connections work with no problem?
  4. lightsleeper23

    lightsleeper23 Android Enthusiast

    Thats ghetto. If android devices, like the N7, cant connect to an ad hoc network, why do other android devices such as my one v use an ad hoc network for their Wi-Fi tethering? Its like they assume you're going to be tethering a non-android laptop instead of any number of android tablets? Not fun.
  5. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    Ad hoc is sort of an obscure way of setting up wifi, and isn't really used unless you don't have an access point and need two computers to communicate with each other over wireless. Although I can't really think any reason good why Android can't use them, if iOS and even Symbian support it perfectly. I guess its not high on Google's "to-do" list, which is a pretty typical thing for them to do.

    You can still tether to an Android phone to an Android tablet over Wifi (in fact, I tethered my N7 to my Galaxy Nexus yesterday). However, the phone needs to run in Infrastructure mode, which is what wireless routers and access points use.

    I'm not sure why your One V uses Ad-hoc though. I thought most wireless tethering apps and such now use Infrastructure mode. I mean, back in 2010 when I had my Droid Eris, it used Infrastructure mode. Granted, I needed root and used "Wireless Tether for root".

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