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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kingroboto, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. kingroboto

    kingroboto Lurker
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    Hi guys

    Has anyone successfully used their note 2 as a wifi adapter/dongle for desktop? (Running windows 8.1 home on mine)

    I connected the phone with usb, turned on usb tethering in settings, and for about a minute or two I had Internet on my computer through the wifi router at home, but then randomly it lost connection and could not work again until I reinstall the driver (only to lose connection again shortly)

    I searched the Web for latest samsung ndis driver but no luck getting it to work. Any ideas? Thanks in advance
     



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  2. Try Foxfi at the Playstore. Depending on your provider you may be able to use that.
     
  3. Cid67

    Cid67 Member

    pretty sure he wants to use his note 2 connected to his pc to connect to his home wifi not using his data plan on his phone.. Foxfi looks like it uses his data like a "normal" hotspot..
    I'd like to know as well I have a note2 & need to connect 1 of our pc's to our wifi as it doesnt have a built in wifi adapter..
     
  4. heat57

    heat57 Android Enthusiast

    I don't think you can achieve that, because your Note, or any phone for that matter, will either be a wireless (Wifi) client to your router or it will act as a wireless access point, in which case it will use your data plan as it will access the internet via a data connection and not WiFi; I believe you cannot run both services concurrent. I know you would like your phone to transform into a Wifi dongle of sorts, but I haven't heard of anyway that is possible.
     
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  5. hafridi

    hafridi Newbie

    Why not just connect to your Wifi and then turn USB tethering on? That's what I do.
     
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  6. heat57

    heat57 Android Enthusiast

    He wants no wires.
     
  7. Prepaidguy9081

    Prepaidguy9081 Android Enthusiast

    To use as a wifi card for pc, wire is required. End of story. Just how it is.
     

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release date was September 2012. Features and Specs include a 5.5" inch screen, 8MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 3100mAh battery.

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