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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by teleburst, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. teleburst

    teleburst Well-Known Member
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    I know that this is sort of stupid thing not to know, but how do you actually set up the link between the Eris and the desktop when using Wireless Tether? I went through the Wireless network Setup and I even went through Network Setup Wizard and Network Connections and still haven't been able to figure out how to actually initiate wireless tetherthing through wi-fi. I'm sure that it's something bonehead that I haven't considered.

    The only time I've set up networks is with the help of ISP tech support or the ISP setup CD.

    I went to the FAQ at the company that does Wireless Tether but couldn't find anything helpful.

    I'm using XP.
     

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  2. LED

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    Forgive me if I'm asking a silly question, but does your desktop have a wifi adapter? I'm a laptop user, but I thought most desktop computers (except iMacs) are sold without wifi.
     
  3. teleburst

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    Not silly at all. And probably my problem.

    Told you it was probably a bonehead thing.
     
  4. LED

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    Hehe, its all good... I guess you'll have to do wired tether.
     
  5. teleburst

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    Don't know why I would assume that I was already set up for wi-fi. I'm not a laptop sort of guy.

    I'll probably go to a wi-fi adapter of some sort. Unless there's some serious drawback to doing wireless.

    I wonder if I could use my ATT DSL router, which has wi-fi, as the gateway to my Eris.
     
  6. xx_bishop_xx

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    Once you set your Eris up for wireless thethering, you sort of manage it like a router. (i.e. broadcasting your SSID, encryption key, etc). There are USB wireless dongles (not entirely certain how I feel about that word yet) that are available for desktops if you don't wish to have a wired tether. The only drawback that could be a possibility is speed perhaps?
     
  7. italygrl1

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    I got it working on mine wirelessly since i have a laptop but i would like to do it on my husband's desktop and wondering how to set it up wired?? Any help? Thanks.
     
  8. lovewithyou880

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