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Support Using phones wifi on laptop

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shazzydoosh, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. shazzydoosh

    shazzydoosh New Member
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    Hi,

    This may seem strange, but I am wondering if it is possible to use the phones wifi connection onmy laptop via a tether. I understand that you can tether to a laptop and use the 3G./GPRS etc, but I want to use the WiFi. This is because my contract gets me free unlimited WiFi from thousands of publec hotspots, and if I have my laptop, I want to use the service, but its on;y for the phone. Would I be able to do this with tethering to a standard Galaxy s running 2.2?

    any help would be greatly appreciated

    Cheers
     

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  2. android_c

    android_c New Member
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    Hi! Please do let me know as well if u have found a solution.regards.
     
  3. pietjuhhh1990

    pietjuhhh1990 Well-Known Member
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    uisb connect an use as modem
     
  4. Smithy-II

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    If it is a public hotspot would it not be free on your laptop anyway? I know in NZ and Aus places like McDonalds, Starbucks and some airports have free WiFi no matter what you are using.
     
  5. justiyad

    justiyad Well-Known Member
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    No some Mobile networks offer you free wifi if you use it on the phone, not on any other device.
     
  6. seepage

    seepage Well-Known Member
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    Settings- wireless and network- mobile AP.
    Does exactly what you want.I often use it.
    Usb tethering would do the same but you would have to carry a cable around.
     
  7. justiyad

    justiyad Well-Known Member
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    The mobile AP you can only share the Mobile data with laptops, he wants to share the Wifi with a computer.
     
  8. seepage

    seepage Well-Known Member
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    You can use it with anything with WiFi. I only see mention of a laptop in the original post.
     

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