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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Danielson2047, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I cannot get wireless tether to work. I can see my network after i create it, and connect on my pc, but there's no internet access. I don't know if maybe i got a bad download (maybe someone can provide? or tell me where?)? Does it only function with certain roms? I currently have Smoked Glass 6.0 and chevys lowV 1.25 7slot kernel. Thanks!!!

  2. macktns

    macktns Member

    i have this same problem, tried several roms and kernels without success
  3. drudometkin

    drudometkin Member

    I get mine to work on some devices but not others. Works flawlessly on my laptop, but cant get internet connection on my friends Nexus one or my other friends iPad.
  4. macktns

    macktns Member

    interesting, maybe i'll try connecting to something else
  5. jcfitz

    jcfitz Newbie

    I was only able to get wired tethering to work on my D1. All 3 of my laptops "connect" to my phone, but can not access the internet through wireless tether.
  6. jdsingle

    jdsingle Android Expert

    What program are you using to make your droid a wireless access point?
  7. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    android-wifi-tether for those that are rooted
  8. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Well, I'm using a program called Wireless Tether to try to connect to the internet through my phone, with say an ipod touch or pc. Any ideas? It sees the network fine, just no internet.
  9. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Okay, i tried stock lithium mod, and it worked fine, my ipod touch linked right up and had internet access. Could it be a kernel not behaving with a ROM?
  10. Highland Ranger

    Highland Ranger Well-Known Member

    barnacle and pdanet - both work fine . . . .
  11. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I figured it out. There's a bunch of different versions of the app. Try here Downloads - android-wifi-tether - Project Hosting on Google Code. The 2.0.2;and 2.0.5-pre3 worked for me. Pc could only connect if I set up a network name and password. Ipod connected either way though. My buddy was surfin porn or something on his ipod while I drove an hour to the golf course :).
  12. appleaj

    appleaj Android Enthusiast

    Is pdanet free? I have a rooted Incredible.
  13. ralphtrent

    ralphtrent Member

    pdanet and EasyTether are both free but block https, you need to pay 19.99 for pda or 9.99 for easytether. I went with easytether because one it was cheaper and two I could not get on to some sites using pdanet (like facebook).
  14. thaDroidz

    thaDroidz Android Enthusiast

    I can connect with android-wifi-tether 2.0.5-pre3 on the pc but having issues with the slow ass laptop.

    If I enable access control I get no internet access on the pc, disable it and it works.

    gonna go reboot the laptop and try again, it's a dinosaur.

    http://speedtest.net/ shows right at 1mb/s for speed.
    http://speakeasy.net/speedtest/ shows 1.5mb/s
  15. hammerhead01

    hammerhead01 Lurker

    is there a way to get wireless tether without rooting or paying 20 bucks a month to phone company?
  16. muab

    muab Android Enthusiast

    I am curious about this too. I have the free version of PDANet and it is okay. But I do not think I can use it to provide internet access to my laptop except through the USB cable.
    I presume if I root and take the steps listed above (in regard to the correct Rom etc) that I can be a wifi tether for my laptop via some wireless medium, correct?

    Or with root access on my Droid 1 will I be able to do this within Froyo?

    Thanks for any input on this.

  17. Amrov

    Amrov Well-Known Member

    After I rooted, and before I installed any custom ROM, I downloaded and ran Barnacle Tether and was able to do a wifi with my iPad (note that you have to unselect a function in settings for Barnacle to work with 2.2 -- it's called skip wpa supplicant or something like that and you have to do it each time). Rooting is very easy now (see threads on EasyRoot) and worth it to get the wifi tethering. You don't need any custom ROMs or themes.

    But if you accept an OTA update later, you may lose root. There are threads on this and I won't go into it here. If you install a rooted version of the latest update, you won't get an OTA update notice and you can continue along, happily rooted -- at least until the next OTA update, which hopefully won't be for a while. :rolleyes:

    Sorry I haven't posted links for all of the threads alluded to, but short on time. Good luck!
    muab likes this.

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