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Tethering Sprint Hero To Netbook

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kajguy03, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. kajguy03

    kajguy03 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi. I'm wondering of anyone has had any success in tethering the Sprint Hero to a Netbook. I've downloaded the htc Sync software and successfully installed it but can't get access to the Sprint EVDO network. Anyone have any success with this or is it just not possible.

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  2. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast

    Have you tried the Sprint forum ?.
  3. boomhower

    boomhower Member

    Only way I am aware is to root and install either USB tether for root or wireless tether for root. Personally I just went ahead and flashed to freshrom which has wireless tether built in.
  4. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Just use pdanet, so easy.
  5. booman

    booman Lurker

  6. KUweatherman

    KUweatherman Newbie

  7. booman

    booman Lurker

    For some reason pdanet will not handshake with my phone, so it never finishes the install. Any ideas?
  8. Install the pdanet software from the Android market before installing on your netbook.

    That should make it work.
  9. booman

    booman Lurker

    I did that first. Ran the program from the phone and it said I needed pdanet on my laptop. Downloaded the exe from their site and it still hangs on the part where it wants to install pdanet on the phone, after which it says unable to handshake and proceeds to uninstall pdanet from my laptop.
  10. LTZguy

    LTZguy Well-Known Member

    I'm using PDAnet on my net book...works awsome. Heres how i did it...I installed pda net to my phone first from the market. Then connect to my computer. You need to uninstall anything you have from the hero software on you computer. I repet: if you have HTC sync installed, you need to remove it. now, once again, connect the phone to the computer. drag down the notification menu. mount the sd card. go through and find pda net on the phone card. install it it...from there it should walk you through. good luck
  11. booman

    booman Lurker

    Thanks LTZguy, did all that as well with the same results.
  12. LTZguy

    LTZguy Well-Known Member

    you did uninstall and htc drivers and htc sync correct? mine would not work until i removed sync and drivers.
  13. redhatyellow

    redhatyellow Lurker

    Will there be any additional fees on Sprint if I use tethering?
  14. booman

    booman Lurker

    I'm pretty certain I let it install the pdanet drivers. I'll go back through and try it all again. I really only need it for when I'm at work and only occasionally, since it's not always practical to have my laptop out at work ;)
  15. slydog64

    slydog64 Lurker

    I uninstalled HTC SYNC, left HTC Driver installed, and now PDANET works. Earlier with HTC Sync installed, I could connect, but would always disconnect in about 1 minute or so. wouldn't stay connected. Now it seems to stay connected just fine! Sweet! Don't need it, but just wanna have it available if I end it.

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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