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USB Tether Phone to Tablet?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by PerfectReign, May 4, 2012.

  1. PerfectReign

    PerfectReign Well-Known Member
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    I hope this isn
     

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  2. blwnv8

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    You should be able to tether it with usb but i'm not sure it's going to save you that much battery life.
     
  3. PerfectReign

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    Really?

    I figured teh big drain was the radio transmission on both devices.

    Huh.

    I'll go find a mini usb to mini usb cable...
     
  4. blwnv8

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    I'm sure the radio is prob a bigger drain but I don't think the usb would be that much less. Interested to see what you find out.
     
  5. fische

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    I have been searching, with no avail, on how to tether my HTC EVO to my new android tablet. I have tried the pdanet tablet, but my tablet does not have bluetooth. It does have Android 4.0. Since it is an HTC, I can't use foxfire non-bluetooth, right?
     
  6. DarthOtto

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    I want to use my phones internet connection with my Google Nexus 7. I can do it with bluetooth but it is slow. How can I do this with usb. I have the cable and my Nexus is rooted.
     
  7. Fitzaubrey

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    Right after I got my new Nexus 7, I tried to USB tether from my Rezound (unrooted), and it didn't work. I just tried it again, and it connects. Maps (for one) complains that it doesn't have a data connection, but it goes ahead and works.

    But it's slow. The connection tests out at 600kbits/sec. Using BT, the speed is more like 700k.
     
  8. Fitzaubrey

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    Never mind. My test was faulty. Despite telling PDAnet to tether in USB mode, the Rezound and the tablet were setting up a bluetooth connection. On the plus side, tonight's tests of the resulting bluetooth connection yielded much better speeds, around 1400-1600kbits/sec.
     
  9. Smoking RR

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    back from the dead. Has anyone got a way to do this yet?
     
  10. chanchan05

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    Open settings and hit activate wifi hotspot? That's how I do it.
     
  11. Smoking RR

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    Yes, & I can do the same thing. But I'm limited to 5 gigs via Wi-Fi tethering. I have unlimited gigs on USB tethering. Hence the reason I'm asking about USB tethering and not Wi-Fi tethering.
     

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