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  1. jdub123

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    This may be a stupd question - but if you wirelessly tether your EVO, does this allow you to use the Internet on the same device that you just tethered using the same wireless network?

    Hope this makes sense....
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    Not sure I am getting what you are asking but here is an example. If I tether my Evo to my laptop, my laptop then has internet access through my Evo on 3g/4g service.
     
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    I think I answered my question.

    What I was thinking was similar to a LAN where you have a home network and a Local network where one of the computers on that network connects to itself, actually.

    I am confusing the Wide Area Network (WAN) with a LAN.

    So to answer, no. If you wirelessly tether your EVO it is only to be able to allow all OTHER computers within range of the EVO to connect to IT, and not to connect to
    "itself".

    If I have further confused the issue, please don't hesitate to set me straight, it's ok.

    At least I know what I'm asking, I hope someone else does, too.
     
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    If I'm understanding you question right, the answer is yes.
     
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    Please elaborate, please. I just convinced myself of the opposite.

    I CAN connect to the Internet using my own device as a wireless hotspot?

    Or else I'll just have to wait until I root my EVO and try it myself.
     
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    Let me see if I got it this time.....you are asking if once you enable the hotspot on your evo and connect say a laptop to it, can you still use the evo to access the internet on the phone itself?
     
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    Yes, that is it.
     
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    As a matter of fact you can. I am doing it right now. I have my hotspot on with my laptop connected and typing this while googling.
     
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    I understood your question differently. Right now I'm trying to create a direct connection between my iPad and my Android phone using SMB but the only way I can do that is through a physical router in between. I need to figure out if I can get an ad-hoc link using tethering for that matter I need my phone to connect to itself, something I don't know for sure if it's possible at all.
     
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    only thing if you get a call it kills the tether.....
     
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    I just purchased an iPad thinking that I can tether into my evo with no additional cost.
    If that is the case, a incoming call would just kill the internet connection on the ipad?
    How is the speed? I can still return my ipad to get the 3G.
    Thanks for your clarification and help.
     
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    calls dont kill tether on 4g do they? I think thats related to still getting data while on a call, you cant with 3g but 4g is a diff radio and you can still surf and talk like with wifi.
     
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    Here's a poll... I see that certain folks have been granted the guide designation, anyone think evom also deserves this title besides me?
    Edit: xtreme as well...
     
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    I don't know what the criteria is but I trust I didn't get the invite for a reason. Thanks for the vote of confidence though. :)

    Edit: we would be missing mr. Ed as well.
     
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    I can't believe that all three are not guides...go figure. ;)
     
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