A new Droid Tether?

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  1. steveninspokane

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    I was in class yesterday trying to connect to our computer labs shotty internet and in my list of wireless connections I noticed a new one that popped up, "AndroidTether".

    I use PDANet and have to mess with the Bluetooth DUN to get it to connect to my phone, but this one showed up in my list of connections.

    I was wondering what program was being used on the Droid to allow for easier tethering like that? If anyone knows that would be great, Thanks.
     
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    You must be rooted to use wifi tethering.
     
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    Thats the default name, you can change it to whatever you want to. Mine is "R2D2" obviously cause hes the coolest droid out there...
     
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    haha R2D2... Nice.

    Thanks guys for the info, I might just look into rooting this weekend, I have been rooted before, but just didn't see much use in it at the time, but now I have decided to OC just a little bit, so I guess this is good timing.

    Thanks Again.
     
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    rooting gives you everyhitng IMO, overclock to 1000, tethering, hacks, mmm yes
     
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    Rooting is most def. the way to go. 5 homescreens, OC, all the advantages of the official 2.1 plus tethering, infinitum...
     
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    You may have been picking up a wifi signal from someone else nearby who was tethering their laptop through their Droid. I know when I run wireless tether that's what shows up on my computer or my IPod Touch.

    Try to connect next time and see who looks around with a "WTF!?" look on their face.
     
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    Actually I did connect, but they were in the lab next door, so I don't know if anyone looked around, though I was only connected for a minute, I did try to connect again 10 minutes later and I couldn't.