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  1. Joe Eris

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    I will apologize in advance for my ignorance, but how do i connect my laptop to my rooted eris using my wireless tether ? :thinking:
     

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    You need a wireless tethering app. I use aNetshare. Turn on Wireless tethering in the app you are using. On your laptop, open up your Wireless network preferences and search for a network. You should be able to see your Eris from there and connect.
     
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    ok so, in addition to the wireless tether that came with my rom i need aNetshare, or something similar?
     
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    Oh no, if there is already a Wireless tether app on your ROM, you do not need to download another app.
     
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    K, cause i tried searching for my eris through my laptops search wireless connections and it couldn't find it:(
     
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    Try another app like aNetShare. I'll PM you the apk.
     
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    cool thanks
     
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    By the way, what ROM are you using?
     
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    Im on the plain jane but considering white widow
     
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    It's not working for me either.
    I got: Eris_Official 1.0 Alpha With Controllable Overclocking!
     
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    ive heard that if you turn off access control that it will work. Maybe try that and see if it works. Make sure you have the newest wireless tether out, I was having problems and found out it was because i had the older version of it.
     
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    Still not working. And will the Wireless Tether provide wifi for an IPod Touch?
     
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    Yes it will. My Eris provided wifi for my friend's laptop and iPod Touch (he even jailbroke his iPod while we were on the interstate, lol).
     
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    Cool. If only I could get it to work now.
     
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    Can you describe the problem you're having?
     
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    Should show up on wireless networks as "Android tether"
     
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    does aNetShare use less battery than wireless tether?
    bc for me wireless tether is pretty bad.

    i run tazz and have great battery i can very very easily get through a long day and 2 days if i dont use it too much.
    over the weekend i was calibration the battery and it was sunday and i didnt want to stay up late running it down until i could put it on the charger to be ready for monday so i turned wireless tether and it only took like 4 hours (give or take) to run it down completely.

    so is aNetShare any better?
     
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    i was having this same problem, i was already connected to wifi cuz i really just wanted to try this out on my ipod touch. I turned off wifi on my droid before starting the tether, rather than letting it turn it off and then it worked.

    Dunno if this could be your problem too but i was happy it worked for me

    Edit: Also try changing the frequency channel, that stopped me from connecting once also
     
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    I start wireless tether, and it seems to be functioning. But when I use my wifi tracker on the IPod, it doesn't show up there. I've changed the frequency a few times, and tried it with wife on/off on the Eris. Still nothing. Thanks.
     
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    the only problem i have with WiFi Tether is that it really makes my
    phone get warm, really warm. does aNetShare have this some problem?
     
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    I'm sure it would do the same... wifi tether needs to use the 3g radio and wifi radio at the same time. This will do two things, suck down battery life, and heat up the phone.
     
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    I have had the stock rom, and now plane jane 2.0 and when I use wireless tether it always shows up as an ad-hoc which means some things cannot connect to it.

    With my incredible I have a different kernel that allows wireless tether to show up as an access point. What are you guys doing to make it show up as an access point, because I want to do that.
     
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    I don't think there is much of a difference except the UI and WEP protection on Wireless Tether.
     
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    is there a speed difference between using a wireless tether app
    compared to using a usb tether app?
     
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    I don't know why, but I feel like a whole new man!! Finally got it to work.
    Should come in handy since we travel alot and 4 of us have IPod touches. Gonna suck though cuz everybody will be trying to connect to my wifi, so I'll never get to use the dang phone.
     

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