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  1. Blizzard

    Blizzard Well-Known Member
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    Since I cannot get FoxFi to work on my Nexus 7, can I tether to my phone by wire with Easy Tether. If so, what kind of cable is needed?
     

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  2. JanComputerman

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    Isn't FoxFi supposed to be run on your phone? Then your phone becomes a hotspot that you connect to with your N7?
     
  3. carracerz14

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    Foxfi works great for me. If you can't get it to connect, try disabling encryption and changing the SSID
     
  4. breynolds007

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    It didn't work for me at first, uninstalled and tried again and good ever since.
     
  5. John Bean

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    You don't say what phone you have - the app runs on the phone, not the Nexus 7 - but I had a lot of problems getting FoxFi to work reliably on my "old" Motorola Milestone. Indeed nothing worked (tried lots of apps) until I tried a free app called "3G Mobile Hotspot" which worked perfectly. It runs a proper infrastructure hotspot with optional (essential!) encryption and it works fine with the Nexus 7... or pretty much any computer/device that has wi-fi.

    Much better than wires :)
     
  6. h4x0rj3ff

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    i have tethered my n7 to my esteem with Wireless Tether for Root Users in the store should work on most if not all phones. its not wired tho :( sorry
     
  7. lucky013

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    Try Open Garden on your PHONE.
     
  8. Blizzard

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    My phone is an unrooted Razr
     
  9. John Bean

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    Which Android version?
     
  10. Blizzard

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    Android Version 4.04
     
  11. Unforgiven

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    FoxFi on your phone, PDANet on your N7, bluetooth tether.
     
  12. Blizzard

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    Thank you. I will give it a try.
     
  13. Blizzard

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    I tried it with FoxFi on my phone and PDANet on my Nexus.
    I keep getting the following message:

    Fail to connect Bluetooth server
    (err=23)(java.io.IOException: read failed, socket might closed, read ret: -1)
     
  14. Unforgiven

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    I had that error before, let me hunt around for a fix
     
  15. Blizzard

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    Can anyone help regarding this error message?? (See above)
     
  16. arndts78

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    Any luck finding the fix?
     
  17. Kinnean

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    I know this is an old thread, but I'm having the same issue. I am running foxfi with bluetooth server mode on, and PDAnet on a Nexus 7.

    I get the error-
    Fail to connect Bluetooth server
    (err=23)(java.io.IOException: read failed, socket might closed, read ret: -1)

    Has any progress been made on this?
     
  18. Kinnean

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    I restarted the tablet and it worked!


     

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