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  • I lose my 3G/4G data connection..I have MR1 radio

    3 13.64%
  • I lose my 3g/4G data connection..I have MR2 radio

    2 9.09%
  • I lose my 3G/4G data connection..I have MR2.5 radio

    1 4.55%
  • It works just fine, MR1 radio

    2 9.09%
  • It works just fine, MR2 radio

    7 31.82%
  • It works just fine, MR2.5 radio

    8 36.36%
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Thread: Calling all tetherers!

  1. Droid Newbie
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    Alright, I've been toying with this issue for months now, and thanks to you guys I've now apparently resolved it. Thought I'd share my story and observations in case they shed any light:

    Firstly, some context: I'm on a Verizon Employee account (i'm not the employee, but a family member is an engineer...sadly she can't share any real info with me in this regard). I got my Thunderbolt in March, so I have Unlimited Data and from the very beginning I've had access to the stock Mobile Hotspot, have been using it constantly and have never been charged. For the last several months I'm averaging about 25GB of data on my phone per month; as I use it for World of Warcraft, Netflix, Torrents, and massive amounts of random data from classwork in medical school.

    My connection has always been relatively reliable, but I have ALWAYS had some kind of noticeable filter in place when tethering. However, it DOES NOT flat out disconnect me and I've learned to work around it. The way this filter appears to work is that I can have constant data running to my tethered desktop PC, but as soon as the bandwidth exceeds about 200 kilobytes per second for more than about 10 seconds, the filter will kick in a boot my connection. It DOES NOT disconnect me, and as soon as I refresh or attempt to reconnect to the server it resumes just fine, but with the same limits. I have tested this thoroughly by monitoring bandwidth from WOW, Netflix, and though setting limiters to bandwidth in uTorrent. As long as I stay below 200kB/sec, I have a steady non-dropping connection, and everythings fine. TO clarify: I can get consistent acute bandwidth of up to 2.5 MBit with Speedtest.net and I can get downloads to reach about 800-1000 kB/sec on a pretty regular basis so there's speed to be had, HOWEVER, running at these speeds for more than about 10 seconds ALWAYS results in this network boot (that again, does NOT drop my 4G conenction, and does NOT affect my wifi connection).

    Recently I had theorized some of this might be due to bad reception, as I can never get above 3 bars at my house, and often spontaneously drop to 2 bars. I had considering buying a 700mhz signal booster, antenna, etc, but all in all it costs about $500, and I might as well give in to Time-Warner cable internet at that point.

    Finally after reading here and various other sites I came to a solution to get around this that is working great. Again, I'm a noob in this, so bear with me.

    I rooted with a very simple rooting guide from Revolutionary: http://www.thunderboltforums.com/forum/htc-thundebolt-hacking-guides/5259-rs-approved-revolutionary-5-minutes-less-root-without-data-loss.html

    tried using Open Garden, Barnacle, and some other random tethering programs that shouldn't be traceable by Verizon, but I now believe they ARE. These did not change the connection pattern in any way.

    So, I went to the tether program you described above: Wireless Tether for Root Users. This app is no longer on the Android Marketplace under Verizon, so you have use a side loader, this appears to be as good one:
    Android Central Sideload Wonder Machine v. 1.2 - Android Forums

    I loaded the newest WTRU 3.1 Beta6: http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/

    OW, I have a completely unstoppable connection!!!

    I'm getting 7-9Mbit on Speedtest (faster overall acute d/l speed) and I'm not hitting any kind of bandwidth cap that kicks me, steady connections to Netflix, WOW, etc. And this is on 2 bars of signal.

    Thank you guys so much for the suggestion to use WTRU, it seems to have resolved the problem entirely. (No wonder Verizon banned it from their marketplace.)
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    Hey soulthunder, glad you were able to solve your dilemma. i did exactly what the above steps advised and i have the tethering app ON, but my laptop isnt picking up the actual android tether ssid. moreover, 0.0kb downloaded at 0.0kps speed, and also nothing uploaded. I just want to get me running again so i can watch some sports on my laptop again while at work! Any takes on the matter? Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyco2008 View Post
    So my old Thunderbolt all nice and rooted on a stock ROM from before that new mobile hotspot app update of July, so I have legitimate free tethering, and I didn't lose 3G, gamed on Call of Duty for hours just fine...

    Someone out there try a simple factory reset, I know I know, it NEVER does anything, but try it and report back?
    I miss my tethering days...
    Last edited by Brockjava; 09-20-2011 at 01:41 AM.
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    Tether with thunderbolt

    Can you tell me how to tether the thunderbolt I keep getting the subscription message from verizon
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnerj View Post
    Can you tell me how to tether the thunderbolt I keep getting the subscription message from verizon
    Depends on if your rooted or not. If your not, look-up PDAnet and Foxfi, if you are rooted there are a number of options you can go with, some people use the WiFi tether app which seems to do pretty good.
    Resistance is futile.

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