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Droid tether to iPod touch

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by JPope, Mar 20, 2010.

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    I own an unrooted Droid and I would like to be able to tether it to my wife's iPod touch for internet access away from a wireless router at home. I'd like to do the same tether between my phone and my lap top while away from home.
    I've obtained the app PDAnet on my Droid as a starting point. Will I need a connection cable or can this be done wirelessly? Anyy assistance would be appreciated. :)
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    You should just need to bridge your wireless NIC and the network connection created by PDANet.
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    To answer your PM, here goes the best I can do without trying it myself. I'm not 100% sure this will work with PDANet, but it's worth a shot.

    What you're trying to do is host an ad-hoc network on your Laptop that will bridge the connections between your laptop's WiFi and the network connection established by PDANet. This will in effect turn your laptop into an access point (router) that can distribute internet to other devices. I'm assuming you're using Windows XP, the process should be similar in Vista and 7, but I'm not familiar with those OSes.

    1) Establish an internet connection on your laptop with PDANet
    2) Follow these instructions to start an ad-hoc network on your computer (The Host Computer Configuration section) Setting Up Ad Hoc Wireless Network in Windows XP
    3) Control Panel < Network Connections < Select both the PDANet and WiFi connections < Right Click < Bridge Connections
    4) Your wife's iPod should now see the network you created and be able to connect to it.

    Good luck

    Anyone else, please feel free to add or correct me, This is completely off the top of my head.
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    Thanks Ken for your ernest effort in answering my question. My primary concern is using the PDNet ap on my Droid to enable my wife's ipod touch to access the intenet.
    Secondly, I also wanted to do the same for my laptop but not at the same time. Mate my Droid with the laptop and another time mate the ipod touch with my Droid. I just want to use the 3G network on my phone to provide internet access. Thanks for your time. Jim
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    If I understand, the above should do it the second part. You wont be able to connect the Droid and the iPod without using your computer as shown aboce. Honestly, it would be easier if you rooted and used the WiFi Tether app... but I understand if you dont feel comfortable or dont want to void your warranty.
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    You should be able to connect wirelessly to both. I am able too and it works great. Hope this answers your question
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    Color me stupid but for sake of my understanding your annnswer let's take the lap top out of the question. Can I connect the Droid with the ipod touch in order for the ipod touch to have internet capabilities? Once the latest Motorola update becomes a reality I plan on rooting my phone and will use the Wi Fi tether. I'm grateful for both of your replies. Jim :icon_eek:
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    No, without the laptop, and without rooting, there's nothing you can do.
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    Droid WIFI hotspot(kinda)...without root This thread may help you.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2010
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    The $30 allows you to continue to connect to secure sites...
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    juat downloaded this WifiTether.apk using astro file manager and just tethered it to my ipod touch. no problem, works great.
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    Don't you need root for that to work? Either way, that's the best option for tethering IMO.
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    was almost as easy to root as put on the app.
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    Thanks for joining in the thread. What means of "connecting' did you use to thether please. Earlier notes made mention of the necessity of using a lap top as a go between and it didn't think that was part of the equation. Was "rooting" your droid really that simple? Thanks, Jim
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    WiFi Tether requires root (and a kernel that supports it, I think). The easiest way to root is DroidMod (droidmod.org). Download an app, install it, and follow it's instructions.
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    i found a video on youtube for rooting and cyanogen and followed everything. and done, and downloaded wireless teather for teathering. and now my ipod touch reads from wifi from my droid.
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    I agree, rooting was much easier than I thought it would be. Was afraid of messing up my phone, but it went quickly and painlessly. Wifitether was a breeze as well. Now using it and have two laptops connected and downloading at the same time. Droidforums.net has been great to me. If you aren't yet supporting, please do so. I would hate to lose such a valuable resource.
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    Thank you all. :)
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