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Connect a Droid 2 to a wireless router

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2' started by pjbodie, Nov 11, 2010.

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    Is it possible to connect my Droid 2 to a wireless router by using a USB to Eithernet adapter?
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    Not sure what your trying to do...hardwire it?

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    Now my modem plugs into the wireless router so I can access other WIFI devices so I was thinking that I could plug my usb teather into the modem port on the router and off I go.
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    Are you talking about plugging in an ethernet-to-usb adapter to your phone with the intent of giving it a wired ethernet port and then connecting it via cat5 to a router? I hope I seriously misunderstand, cause this almost certainly wouldn't work.

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    It sounds like he's trying to use the tethering to go to the WAN port on the router, effectively making the need for a landline ISP moot.. In which case, I ask, "why?" :)
    If that is what you're trying to do, don't bother, you'll be much happier with a hardwired ISP, then you can still use the phone portion...
    You can, however, connect to the wifi and use that from your phone instead of 3G :)
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    this sounds like he's trying to turn give his phones internet a wireless feature to any computer (or game console) in the house.

    I have wondered this too because the way you have to hook up your phone, share connections and then still buy USB/Ethernet adapter to hook into your Wii makes it a HUGE hassel and wires everywhere. If I could give my router a useable signal, then anything can use the wireless
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    Yeah, rooting + wifi tether would be much easier... I still say a hardline is much better and more reliable though.
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    Yes and no. I am not certain if you can set this up with a USB-to-Ethernet cable, but you CAN do it wirelessly.

    Use a DD-WRT modded router in repeater mode and repeat the ad-hoc connection from your phone as a different infrastructure SSID. Gets much better signal strength through the house, and works with gaming consoles and whatnot.

    You might be able to do it with a cable though as well.
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    Little bit off track but--

    Has anyone noticed our Droids, when logged onto a Linksys router via WiFi, display no 'name' or 'handle' if you are logged onto the router brain's networking tables?

    It's just blank, never seen that before with any connected device. This would be adjacent to where your Windows PC's ID or name is displayed along with MAC and IP.

    Interestingly, Steve Job's little family do identify themselves as Iphones, making it easier for me to hit them with the holy ban-hammer. :biggrin:

    (Router is an E3000, believe I saw the same on Wrt54G)

    *If anyone knows a way to designate a network ID on the D2, please share!*
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    I'm curious about this to. Infact been searching for two weeks.I have a trendnet tew-652brp Nseries wireless router. We moved out in the country and no longer have internet service. I have been tethering for a few weeks and would like to hook my Xbox, wii, and laptop up like they used to be. I can tether the xbox to laptop to play but that's it. Anyway to get the droid to connect in to the WAN connection on the router and actually make a signal.
    Help appreciated dancedroid
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    For your situation, following sgmds' advice would be best, provided dd-wrt supports your router. Or if your router supports ad-hoc bridging, which most don't unless you buy an expensive one :)
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    I figured. Guessing my $30 router wont cut it. I did however download connectify, which allows me to use my laptop as a hotspot. But I'm still running on pda-net. Anyway to speed up that connection to have more output to my wifi ready Xbox?

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    Unfortunately not, while using the cell phone is technically a "high-speed" connection, it generally has a low upload speed and a high ping rate, both of which are not conducive to gaming, especially if you're playing larger multiplayer games like COD or Halo.
    Really the only way to get a better setup is to either drop the money for a hardline ISP, or wait for LTE to come to your area... But LTE may end up costing you more money, gaming will take up quite a bit of bandwidth and VZW is planning on having a tiered structure for the data, with no Unlimited option.
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    I tried a different route can someone help with this

    To start I'll list my devices. I have windows 7 tethering internet from my droid 1. Internet works great. So from there I downloaded connectify (allows me to use my laptop as wifi hotspot). To make sure this works I used my dads computer to connect to that hotspot (he also has windows 7) it connected with no error.
    Here lies the problem. My droid wont wifi tether to my laptop. It connects to network,but not to internet. So I just use corded tethering. No biggie. But my xbox, wii, friends phones cannot connect to my laptops hotspot. Connects to network but not internet. Is this problem in my laptops firewall or my devices. I disabled my firewalls for a few seconds to try ane connect. No good either.

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    I'm not sure what you mean, you said you have tethering working with Windows 7, but it's not working? Are you talking about two different computers when you say "Windows 7" and "Laptop"? If so, what OS is on the laptop?
    If your laptop can't wirelessly tether to your droid, and other devices can't tether to the laptop, I'd be more inclined to think it's an issue with the wifi on the laptop. Does it use Wireless-N? If it does, you'll need to check to make sure that it also will work with B/G as well or you'll have wifi issues.
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    My laptop is windows7. I can pdanet tether but not use my wifi tether. My laptp recognized the droid wifi, conects to network but does not have internet access.
    So I use pda-net and tether my droid and use connectify as the wireless hot spot from laptop. My xbox sees it also but will not connect. I used to have a wireless router n-series through my interent service but we moved so now its useless.. unless I can hook router to laptop and pdanet. If my problem sounds difficult its hard to exlain, I can explain through text if someone wants.

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    my wii sees it too, but won't connect.

    With the wireless tether app, at first, it wouldn't connect to my lappy. My lappy saw it but it woulnd't get online.... just like my wii.

    I uninstalled wireless tether and reinstalled and lappy now works, wii recognizes again, but won't hook up.
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    Well I tried that week ago, even the updated wifi. Anyone?

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    Try updating the driver for the wireless on your laptop, and maybe check the support KB on the manufacturers web site, it sounds more like an issue with the laptop then the device.
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