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Tethering the Hero

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jb4kats, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. jb4kats

    jb4kats Well-Known Member
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    I know there are other threads on this but what I need to ask isn't really explained or it is npot exactly what I am looking for so here goes anyway.........
    i just got the Sprint Overdrive 3g/4g but now I am thinking on returning it as I was talking to Advanced Support about the 5 gig limit as 4g is not yet available in my area and he made a comment about there are ways of getting around using your phone as a modem as Sprint is now fazing out their tethering options but he made a comment that they really don't have any way of monitoring your phone to see if you are tethering except for maybe using an humongous amount of data and so I already knew about pdanet as I just tried it out on my hero and it just picked it right up, but what I want to know if this is true. i can't see paying for the overdrive when I would only be using pdanet on occasion when I travel but I can't afford to pay for cable and the overdrive so just need to know if anyone has actually gotten nailed using pdanet. I just don't want to get caught and I know there are alot of people out there using pdanet and now I am seeing some using easytether so are either one of these safe to use without getting charged?

    OBTW, I have the HTC Hero and it is not rooted.
    Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. dan330

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    hi,

    you will be just fine.. they dont care unless you do over 10gig... even then.. there are individuals that do over 40gigs a month.. and no issues.

    If you do decide to root...
    you can use wireless tethering... it is great!!!
    and you can connect 5 or more devices if u want.
    Totally free!!!
     
  3. jb4kats

    jb4kats Well-Known Member
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    I don't know how to root, I would probably screw it up, but you are saying 10gig? are you serious? I have been so paranoid about using pdanet and now I am so mad that I even bought this overdrive and the people at Sprint hate to see me even walk in the door as I have return and exchanged so many times, but can you tell me what the speed difference is using your phone as a modem?
    So how do I root?
     
  4. dan330

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    Speed wise... it should be the same!...
    Wifi.. just like the overdrive...
    but.. you can not do both.... talk on phone and internet access at the same time! If a call comes in, the phone will disconnect internet and notify you have an incoming call. After you hangup.. it will restart the wifi router.

    rooting.. it is so easy...do a quick search.. there is a Fresh kitchen that has a guide
    that shows how to do it in very very simple.
    If you have a little knowledge.. of loading software. You can do it!

    JUST do a lot of reading first! Confirm it is the correct guide for your HERO.. there are several versions / from different service Providers.

    Then if you feel comfortable.. after rooting...
    read on custom ROMs...
    You can get a lot of benefits.
    Some ROMS have Wifi Routing built into the loading.
    More speed...
    More options...

    You will be more in love with your HERO!:D

    Then if you feel really adventurous... look at the ROMS for android 2.1!!! WOW :eek:
     
  5. jb4kats

    jb4kats Well-Known Member
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    Well, I may look into it..... I really just need to have internet access for laptop while on the road, tho' my access is not critical, I just like to have it and even though I wouldn't mind paying for access I just can't see paying more for mobile broadband over cable and be limited on top of that. I will take this overdrive back and wait for 4g to become available and do more research about the rooting and see if I have enough confidence to do it! And thanks for your help!
     
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