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Wireless tether - how to block others from connecting?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wrench, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. wrench

    wrench Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Most of us probably use wireless tether when away from home, in a public place. Since wireless tether on the Hero doesn't support WEP, how do you prevent others from connecting to your hotspot? I was running wireless tether and somebody jumped onto the network and I didn't know how to boot him/her off.

  2. msjr405

    msjr405 Newbie

    in setup it should say "Enable WiFi-Encryption" and go from there
  3. wrench

    wrench Well-Known Member
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    Did you read my post? Do you have WEP + a working wireless tether on your CDMA Hero?

    Here's the source: FAQ - android-wifi-tether - Frequently Asked Questions - Project Hosting on Google Code
    Why does WEP-encryption not work on my phone?

    Wireless interfaces of almost all HTC-devices which are sold by HTC (these devices are coming with the so called "Sense" user interface) don't seem to support WEP-encryption in ad-hoc mode. We developers don't have such devices available for testing. So, if you have found any solution regarding this problem - please let us know.

    I wonder if WEP works on CM6 since it is Sense-less? Anyone try this?
  4. andygu3

    andygu3 Android Expert

    wireless tether on cSrOm rom worked just fine, it was an AOSP rom
  5. wrench

    wrench Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Wireless tether works on Sense ROMS too. But you can't enable WEP when running wireless tether on Sense ROMs. So the question is can you enable WEP on the CDMA Hero with a non-Sense ROM?
  6. Heaterz16

    Heaterz16 Well-Known Member

    Yes, you can. I am running Froyo and have WEP enable on my wifi tether.
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  7. dpeeps74

    dpeeps74 Well-Known Member

    well, my findings were different. i applied wep, connected, and it asked me for the key, which i provided, however, no network access. if i disable wep, no issues browsing or anything. it has access control, not sure how well it works but you could enable it and i believe that if you don't grant a computer access they can't browse or anything, but i'm no expert for sure. i've used wireless tether 2 times officially now.
  8. wrench

    wrench Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. In another thread, andygu3 also confirmed WEP works on Froyo.

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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