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  1. Arcadian

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    Is there a hack to use the hotspot for free like on the d-inc

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    You can root your phone (voiding your warranty). Once rooted you can tether for free.

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    Yes tx I am rooted and I do use the tether but I would rather use a hotspot not adhoc.

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    If you use the tethering app from the Google code server you should be able to do full hotspot if you're rooted on a Droid 2. If you're having issues, check the settings.
     
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    Hadn't heard this...you're saying the D2 can do hotspot w/out enabling the service through verizon after rooting?

    Steps/apps details? :)

    I've used wifi tether on my D1 and D2 to tether my laptop, but never tried, and didn't know if that's what you're saying, that the wifi tether app could support multiple concurrent connections. That's not what you're saying, is it?

    Can you elaborate?
     
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    Man i dont care how I tether as long as I can tether. Now ad-hoc does kill a battery, but if u plan on tethering for that long I suggest keep your droid plugged into a wall outlet.
     
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    The D2 does full hotspot tethering, the D1 only does Ad-Hoc.

    You'll want the WiFi-tethering link in my sig. Get the latest Pre version.
     
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    Search 'Wireless Tether for Root Users' in the market. It was a bit of a pain to set up but once I got it going I was amazed.
     
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    The app in the market, last I checked, was months old. This one is updated when the devs put new features together and get it stable.
     
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    I thought the ones in the market are ad hoc. There is a hack for the dinc let's you do the hot spot with out the charge.

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    Go to the third link in my sig, download and install the latest .apk, and see what it does for you.
     
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    Interesting...never seen this info before. Already have the 2.0.5 pre9 installed, so I'll have to try this tonight. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    Redflea, that appears to be the latest version.
     
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    OK - I'm a believer! D2 does more than D1...tether has become hotspot!

    Just hooked up my laptop and one of my printers (new web-enabled printer from HP) to my phone at the same time. Both are listed in the connect list, and both work - running print apps on the printer that come over the web and posting this from my laptop.

    :D

    Very cool - don't know why this benefit of the D2 has been so well hidden!

    I'll rarely need a wifi hotspot, but it is great to know it's there when I want it.

    Thanks for the tip!
     
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    learn something new every day, its why i love android.
     
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