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    Can I use my Droid as a Router?

    I'll probably get laughed at with this question, but I gotta ask it anyway. Is there an app that will allow me to surf the internet on my laptop via my Droid? In other words, can I use the Droid as a WiFi router?
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    PDAnet it's in the Market.....
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

    Only the Skilled Survive

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    Do a search for "tether" or "tethering" and you'll be in solution heaven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwmayo View Post
    Do a search for "tether" or "tethering" and you'll be in solution heaven.
    Or information overload.....
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

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    the answer is yes. to my knowledge, you can do the PdaNet thing WITH a cable and WITHOUT being rooted... or, if you are rooted, most roms come with the "wifi tethering for root users" app that allows you to do so sans wires
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    you also have to download pdanet for your computer. Just do a Google search. Using your Droid with the USB cable is nice because if you're plugged with your laptop you're charging your phone while your surfing the web. Not sure what the battery life is when not plugged in. Also, remember the 5GB limit Verizon puts on data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cephas003 View Post
    Also, remember the 5GB limit Verizon puts on data.
    No such limit on the Droid.....

    Limit is on data modems. That being said, don't go crazy on the downloads...
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

    Only the Skilled Survive

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

    Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
    1. Never be unarmed.
    2. See Rule #1

    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cephas003 View Post
    Also, remember the 5GB limit Verizon puts on data.
    I wasn't aware of that. Is it 5GB a day or what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigtaz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cephas003 View Post
    Also, remember the 5GB limit Verizon puts on data.
    I wasn't aware of that. Is it 5GB a day or what?
    Like Backnblack said, there is no limit for data on the phone.

    But tethering is a violation of your terms of service if you don't pay Verizon separately for the service.

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