Calling all Wireless Tether-ers!

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  1. jimmyco2008

    jimmyco2008 Active Member

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    Whether you have a Droid X, Incredible, 2, or even the original Droid, if you've rooted, you've probably had problems with getting free wireless tethering.

    With both my Droid Incredible, and my late Droid X, after about 20 minutes of wirelessly tethering my computer, my 3G icon on my phone would freak out, disappearing and reappearing link it was high or something.

    And I'm far from being the only one with this problem, the forums are covered with this very issue, on many websites.

    We have to figure this out.

    Is FroYo causing this? Could it be Verizon trying to fight hacking? Or is it the apps we use to achieve WiFi tethering?

    So my questions to everyone out there in this situation is, what phone are you using, what Android OS version, carrier, app you use to tether, and if you can, what version of the app.

    In the meantime, I have emailed a few companies regarding this issue, including Verizon, in a desperate attempt to figure this out.

    And if anyone has a solution or any info that may help at all, by all means, help us out here!

    Thanks in advance, let us all hope for the best!
     
  2. jimmyco2008

    jimmyco2008 Active Member

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    My info:

    Droid Incredible

    Android 2.2 Froyo (Latest HTC update from November- 3.26)

    Wireless Tether for Root Users (latest RC edition from developer site)

    Obviously Verizon Wireless

    Other notes:

    PdaNet doesn't cause 3G to die, but Wireless Tether for Root Users does.
    Barnacle won't work for some reason. Rooted with Unrevoked3.
     
  3. 20007.3stroker

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    og droid

    lfy 1.95 smoked theme

    wireless tether(dont remember which)

    Verizon

    only occasional 3g issues, mostly because of area that i live.
     
  4. DF Smod

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    Original Droid - Wireless Tether, and I have used it once when the power/internet went out with no problems
     
  5. RW-1

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    I don't think in any of the timnes I've used the wifi tether, that it went that long, over 20, but ...

    Sapphire 1.1.1 on Original droid.

    wireless_tether_2_0_5-pre2

    no issues noted.
     
  6. shdwjackal

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    Using metiCkOne's FRG83D stock ROM (Deodexed) and Chevy's 1100 ULV Kernel on my OG Droid. Running both Wireless (Version 2.02) and USB (Version 1.4) tethering without a hitch. Never ran for over 30 minutes though. May have to give it a shot tonight and see if I can recreate your issue.

    I'm curious though as to how you posed your issue to VZW regarding your inability to (accroding to them) illegally tether your phone to your PC wirelessly. LOL Just curious, and by no means am I judging.
     
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  7. JoePhoto

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    Original Droid (Verizon)

    Froyo FRG22D

    Wireless tether 2.0.5-pre11

    Haven't had many problems with it. I mainly use it to connect my iPad to the internets while on the road. I did have a few instances where it wouldn't connect but I suspect Verizons signal strength was the culprit.
     
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    Interesting, I'm using metiCkOne FRG83D stock Odexed with Stock kernel and Wireless 2.05 RC1 and Wifi Tether has not worked for me. It worked previously for FRG22D stock rooted.
     
  9. nateccnn

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    Original Droid
    FRG83D
    P3Droid's 1000 Standard Voltage kernel
    Never had an issue with tethering and losing 3G.

    Can't blame Vz for knocking you down to 1G if you're piping data for over 20 minutes though. Seems like a great tool to manage the bandwidth. Since I pay the maximum fees for unlimited data and web and pictures and everything else they would allow me to purchase, maybe they don't apply that filter to my connection.

    Pay to play.

    Nate
     
  10. joeybarclay

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    original droid never had a problem
     
  11. shdwjackal

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    Check out the google project page and try version 2.02 and see if that works.
     
  12. c0y0te

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    OG Droid, Sapphire 1.1.4, Wireless Tether 2.0.5 pre14, Wired Tether 1.2.

    It's completely unreliable. Sometimes it works for hours, other times it wont load the first page. I have problems with every form of tethering.

    I've tried changing channels, tweaking every option I can think of, uninstalling/reinstalling, flashing different roms, changing program versions... Everything.

    Wifi actually seems to be the most stable, but I will have to constantly start and restart it. Even the system tethering that comes with Sapphire is spotty and can screw up my 3g for a few minutes.

    I switched to Sapphire from BB0.5 because of these problems, but it hasn't fixed them.

    While I'm not in the best area, I also have a MIFI that never gives me any problems unless I'm trying to stream Netflix, but I think thats just a bandwidth/buffering issue.

    Ultimately I think this is why Verizon doesn't officially offer the service on this phone. The Wifi capability really isn't that good. I mean, I have trouble just connecting to a regular hotspot with this thing. It would definitely be nice to figure it out though.


    I would also like to know how you posed this question to Verizon, lol. Thanks for this thread, though. At least I know I'm not the only one.
     
  13. BodyBagz

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    Droid X, rooted but stock otherwise
    OS version 2.3.340, updated 3 days ago OTA

    I have been using Wireless Tether since about a week after I got my phone back in September, and so far, I have not experienced any issues with dropped 3g or internet capability while using it. I used it for 22 days straight in Oct-Nov as my primary internet connection while away at a military school and it worked great.
     
  14. itzkr0me

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    Droid x, rooted with Rubix 1.8.6 (z4root)
    Wireless tether for root users

    Granted, I don't use the tether very much at all (a few times) but each time I've had zero issues with it. Used it on the road for my work connection to VPN and didn't have a single dropped VPN packet for the 30 minutes I was on.
     
  15. Cdjones187

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    Motorola DROID
    Wireless Tether app (comes with the roms I use)
    Have used it on multiple occasions when my internet goes out. And multiple times when Im at a friends or places I dont have access to pc internet.

    Ive also played games (Counter Strike Source) for hours with wireless tethering.

    All times I havent had any issues with it cutting out whatsoever.
     
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