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    The Opposite of Tethering

    I wasn't sure what to call this, so I hope I can be clear. Has anyone ever been able to pull an internet connection from a laptop/PC and use it on their phone? Kind of like the opposite of tethering. The reason I ask is because at work I get a pretty poor 3g signal being inside...but I have a laptop here with a LAN connection (No Wifi available)...so is there anyway I could connect to my laptop and pull that connection to my phone? I'm interested to know if this has ever been possible even if it isn't for the DROID.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clucernoni View Post
    I wasn't sure what to call this, so I hope I can be clear. Has anyone ever been able to pull an internet connection from a laptop/PC and use it on their phone? Kind of like the opposite of tethering. The reason I ask is because at work I get a pretty poor 3g signal being inside...but I have a laptop here with a LAN connection (No Wifi available)...so is there anyway I could connect to my laptop and pull that connection to my phone? I'm interested to know if this has ever been possible even if it isn't for the DROID.

    Thanks ahead of time for your answers, I love this community.
    Well, I havn't tried it but you might be able to set up an ad-hoc network with ics and connect that way, I know it's possible with two laptops, but I am not sure on desktops.

    Google "Ad Hoc internet connection sharing" That might help you, unfortunately, I am not sure if the droid can even connect to an ad hoc network though, maybe someone smarter than me can let you know
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    its 100% possible. some wifi cards on laptops allow you to share connections over wifi so you could use that with your droid
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    I am pretty sure the droid doesnt recognize ad-hoc networks. So you would have to wait untill somebody released a hack for that to even be possible on the droids end.
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    I figured that if I set up the wireless card to be an access point, MAYBE the droid would be able to pick it up and connect, but if the thing about droids not being able to connect to ad hoc networks is true, then I'm probably out of luck..unless I want to write a hack myself for it.

    Thanks for the insight.
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    If you have bluetooth on your computer, and you can figure out how to set up a bluetooth pan network, you can connect using these instructions:

    The Other Tether : The G1/Android as a Bluetooth PANU Client
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    Hmm, isn't Wi-Fi good enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Cam View Post
    Hmm, isn't Wi-Fi good enough?
    Personally, I don't think WiFi is good enough for anything other than bathroom-netbooks and Cordless VoIP phones..
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    The droid does not recognize ad-hoc networks, bluetooth should be doable though.
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    If you have Windows 7, you might want to look at something called Connectify: Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a WiFi Hotspot
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