Debugging mode made no difference. When I run the Win 7 network troubleshooter, I get:
"Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding."
It's not simply a DNS problem, though. I can't ping or browse directly to Google's IP address, which I can do from a different computer on the WiFi right next to me.
Double checked everything by loading my browser, and I do have internet now. So i though hmm ok would it work without the usb cable plugged in. So i disconnected from the access point, disconnected the cable, and then just clicked "connect to access point" again, and again it worked wirelessly now! Thanks for suggesting this! It is now working on my phone.
Instructions for what I did:
1. Connect phone to PC via usb cable.
2. Switch to "mass storage mode"
3. Go to settings>applications>development>check usb debugging
4. Now, make sure your phone's BT is on, and that you have already sync'd it appropriately to you PC, and find your device and "connect to access point."
5. You should be connected to the internet now.
Hope it helps, and thanks to previous posters for all the tips! BTW I posted all of this via the BT connection =)
Fixed my problem! As it turns out, you *cannot have WiFi enabled on the phone* or you will not be able to get out of the phone. As soon as I turned off WiFi, I was able to connect using the exact same process as I'd done previously.
Might want to add this to the instructions on the main page, as I already saw I'm not the only one that ran into this.
I've never checked 'USB debugging'. So I don't think it's necessary.
I knew that option was there from previous androids, so just now I looked at it, and it is UNCHECKED.
But glad you got your stuff working! Hope it lasts and doesn't get locked down.
Quick question: Do you need to have the "WiFi Hotspot" feature turned on for this to function?
I only ask as I figured out a backdoor way of connecting my BB Storm2 via USB to my laptop and use it as a modem. (NOT using the Verizon "EZ Access" software.) The only problem was that Verizon figured out a way to detect this and made it so that when you open up a browser window after getting connected, it brought up a "splash page" that said you need to add Tethering to your phone account feature.