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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jmckins, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. jmckins

    jmckins Well-Known Member
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    I rooted and downloaded app can not get to connect to laptop please help. Do I need to turn the wifi on my SF too?
     

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  2. NOsquid

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    No, you don't need to toggle the phone's WiFi.
     
  3. bcnu53

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    does your computer show your SF as an option to connect to? or will it just not connect?
     
  4. jmckins

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    It will not show the SF at all! Any body had this problem?
     
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  6. jmckins

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    How do I download that to my phone? Do I need to download to computer first?
     
  7. bcnu53

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    well what I did was download it to my computer. then connect the phone and copy from computer to phone. then to my files on phone and ran (install) it
    there may be an easier way? maybe you can just go to the link from your phone and do it all from there? I am not sure.
     
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  8. jmckins

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    How did you get to your files on the phone?
     
  9. jmckins

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    OK got it and it works!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. nitsuj17

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    turn on usb storage from your pulldown menu and mount sdcard to your comp
     
  11. bcnu53

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    glad you got it working. first time I was able to help someone.
     
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  12. jmckins

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    I got wireless tether working and my computer is picking it up but when I click on internet explorer it will not connect. Help please
     
  13. NOsquid

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    Try Barnacle instead? Or maybe someone else can walk you through the tether app, I haven't used it in a while
     
  14. nunyazz

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    +1 for Barnacle. I had issues with some of the others, but Barnacle works like a charm for me.
     
  15. jmckins

    jmckins Well-Known Member
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    Is it Barnacle WIFI tether or Barnacle WIFI Legacy?
     
  16. NOsquid

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    i use the first
     
  17. nitsuj17

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    i use the power of positive thinking to tether. it works very well. :cool:
     
  18. Piiman

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    sure there is open a browser on your phone and download it straight to the phone
     
  19. seanatsb

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    I had this problem and it was because my wireless drivers on the computer were not up to date, even though the computer was less than a year old.

    If you have an intel chip, go to this site and it will run diagnostics on your computer and tell you if you need to update your drivers, and it will provide you with the proper updates.
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?
    Click on Run Driver Utility Update

    If this doesn't work or your computer doesn't have an intel chipset, here's a link with other people discussing wireless driver problems with Wifi tether.
    Issue 244 - android-wifi-tether - Windows 7 wont connect - Project Hosting on Google Code


     
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  20. s44

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    I hate to say it, but the service programming hack is the most elegant and hassle-free solution.
     
  21. NOsquid

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    Ah, Windows :)
     
  22. Bob-o

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    I have barnacle installed now that I'm rooted. Will verizon charge me for being a 3g hotspot? I have the 3g moble hotspot froze in ti backup. A coworker with an iphone can't get signal so I figured I could help him out....for a small fee of course. :D. Jk he is a good friend and I wanna help him out. Just making sure verizon won't charge me.
     
  23. nitsuj17

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    verizon wont charge you for using a 3rd party app unless you walk into the store and tell them you are tethering ;)
     
  24. Bob-o

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    Sweet! Not like imma snitch on my self! lol
     
  25. nightelvesreasy

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    ive been tethering with my droid for the last 5 months ive been without internet, have yet to be caught, and as long as you keep your data usage "under the radar" they wont even bother to packet sniff your phone to see if your tethering, i generally keep my data usage under 20 gigs a month
     

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