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Support "Reverse tether" aka internet pass-through

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gg1001, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. gg1001

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    I subscribe to the 200MB data plan, so I have to use WiFi as much as possible to limit my data usage.

    At work, I have a strong wired ethernet connection, but a shotty WiFi connection. An idea came to mind where I could use the wired ethernet connection on my PC and pass it to my Inspire via USB - a "reverse tether".

    HTC refers to the "reverse tether" as internet pass-through and it is a built in option when you connect your Inspire to a PC via USB cable.

    Problem solved. Thanks HTC!

    No pics, but here's a link:
    http://www.htc.com/us/support/inspire-att/help/connectivity/

    See this section: What type of USB connection does my device support?
     

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    great info, i had no idea this was an option!
     
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    very awesome feature. although i see no reason of using it. YET
     
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    This would be cool if I could get it to work. My computer keeps wanting to install software for a android device. Did you have to install anything on your computer?
     
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    It worked fine for me without any additional software. Here is a link to HTC Sync software for synchronizing contacts. I've read elsewhere that this software also contains device drivers:

    HTC Magic - Application - HTC Sync for all HTC Android Phones
     
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    I do. I got the passcode for Wi-Fi at school and I have to go to another building where that signal is not available, but we do use computers, so I can use pass through connect to that Wi-Fi source that I do not know the code for.

    Matt
     
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    Read the original posts and hooked up my phone w usb, choose "use as internet passthrough" to load applications and get familiar w some options. My media use went through the roof. Unhelpful ATT rep said that hooking up this way does NOT activate reverse tethering. According to him, you don't just attache w usb.

    SO..how exactly do you use it?
     
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    I know its a little out of scope, but I have an N95 with 3G data contract running as a Wireless Hotspot (running app called JoikuSpot)

    a) on my PC I can connect fine, but sees the connection as a "unsecured computer to computer connection.
    BUT
    On my other phone HTC G2 Hero which is a PAYG contract, I wanted to connect to the N95 hotspot, but it wont detect the wireless connection, it works fine on the PC though.

    Is it possible to use the N95_3G I think a Phone-to-Phone Tethering?
     

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