1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Turning the Droid into a hotspot?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sabres fan, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. sabres fan

    sabres fan Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Feb 14, 2010
    16
    1
    16
    Western New York
    I downloaded and have been reading the Android 2.2 user's guide. I wanted to get a better idea about Froyo. Anyway, it says that the phone can tether to one computer [was doing that under 2.1] and also become a hot spot. But when I follow their directions, this is not possible on my phone.

    Read a little online and some are saying it is possible, while others are saying it is not.

    What is the answer? Is there an app that I need to have?

    Thanks for your help.

    BTW: the posts on how to get flash helped out!
     

    Advertisement

  2. droiiiiid

    droiiiiid Well-Known Member
    16

    Nov 9, 2009
    88
    1
    16
    You cannot do that with Moto Droid 1 unless you root your phone.

    Verizon made it so. : /
     
  3. Thornfullessrose

    Thornfullessrose Well-Known Member
    78

    May 20, 2010
    840
    63
    78
    Student
    Philadelphia, PA
    correct and if you root, the app is called wifi tether. downloadable from the android market.
     
  4. sabres fan

    sabres fan Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Feb 14, 2010
    16
    1
    16
    Western New York
    Ok, I have seen the term "rooting", but what does that entail? Is it hard to do? Is there a chance that I will mess my phone up?
     
  5. droiiiiid

    droiiiiid Well-Known Member
    16

    Nov 9, 2009
    88
    1
    16
    There are some great posts about rooting here in this forum. I personally have avoided rooting, but many on here will be along shortly to point you to those threads I bet.
     
  6. watersrules

    watersrules Well-Known Member
    63

    Apr 10, 2010
    206
    25
    63
    Male
    Financial Analyst
    Central FL
    I avoided rooting for a time too until I realized Verizon would take forever to push out 2.2 (which they did), and that they would control aspects such as tethering (which they did). if you are rooted, you can wifi tether, using... well... Wifi Tether (as previously mentioned). Rooting and flashing Rom's really isn't as intimidating as it sounds either, just do a search on any forum and you'll be armed w/ easy instructions on what to do. BTW, I've never had an issue tethering.
     

Share This Page

Loading...