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  1. etprimus

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    I'm looking at purchasing one of these phone, but one of the main reasons would be to use it at home as a replacement to my Linksys router. As a hotspot can the EVO also work as a router allowing one machine to access another machine's folders on the EVO network, or does the hotspot only allow the devices to get onto the internet?
     

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    I'm looking at purchasing one of these phone, but one of the main reasons would be to use it at home as a replacement to my Linksys router. As a hotspot can the EVO also work as a router allowing one machine to access another machine's folders on the EVO network, or does the hotspot only allow the devices to get onto the internet?
     
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    You can only access the internet using the EVO as a hotspot.
     
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    You mean network sharing?

    I'm sure you'll be able to.

    My other computer is in pieces but I can probably test later if you'd like.
     
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    Yes, network sharing. Right now I use a Linksys router to allow all of my machines to talk to each other. I use it more to keep all of my music on an external drive connected to one computer and use the router to access the music on other machines. There is a piece of software that controls all of that through the router. Is there an app that will allow this or just being a hotspot allows all of the other machines to talk to each other.

    Thanks again for your help.
     
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    It's an interesting idea, though i would think it would be less reliable than using your router. I mean, if your phone is dead for any reason so is your network... I have a wireless setup in my home now and my EVO connects to it automatically when i get home, It would be neat to be able to transfer files to and from the EVO and my network so i could see that as a benefit, but i don't know that i would replace a device designed to network for a device designed to be a phone.

    This sounds interesting though so I'm gonna subscribe.
     
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    one thread is enough.
     
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