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Using my HTC to connectmy computer to an excisting WiFi network

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Qualmi, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Qualmi

    Qualmi New Member
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    Okay, here's the deal. I have a stable WiFi network, an Android phone (HTC Tattoo), and a computer. What I don't have is a way to get said computer to connect to the WiFi network, seeing that I don't have a wireless card.

    The question I want to get an answer to is simply this: Is there any possibility to use my android phone as a wireless card, thus get my computer online? Or do I have to go out to get a wireless card? I don't want to use 3G, seeing that it's slow, and the WiFi net is included in my rent.
     

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  2. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Well-Known Member
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    As far as I know, there is no way to use your phone as a teather to a WiFi network (so can to 3G, but you have already said you don't want to do that)

    Sorry :(
     
  3. Qualmi

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    Thanks for the swift answer!

    Oh well, I will have to go shopping some time soon, then.
     
  4. 28064212

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    There probably is some way to use the phone as a WiFi tether, but for the amount of time and effort you'd have to put into finding out how to do it and the hassle of having to connect your phone to your PC every time, would it not be easier to just spend the $20 on a USB wireless adapter?
     
  5. takeshi

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    It's included in your rent? Better make sure you have a good firewall.
     
  6. 4x4le

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    I have done it with pdanet before just to test and see if it could be done. It works, and you even wouldnt have everyone crying that your going to go over on your data package since you would be using your apt's wifi.
     

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