Hot-spot help

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    I tethered my phone using pdalink, and it worked fine for my laptop, this is not a question of how to tether. I want to know if theres a way to make my driod into a wireless hot-spot without being connected to my computer, and that will connect devices such as ipods to the internet. is this at all possible? will i have to root my droid?
     
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    nobody knows/cares?
     
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    root it and download the wireless tether. Rooting for the DROID is easy, is your cell the MOTO DROID??
     
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    You'll have to root to get wireless tethering on your Droid. There will be some difficulties connecting iPods and the like as the Droid only supports ad-hoc tethering, but your laptop should have no issues whatsoever.
     
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    Never had any difficulties with my iPod connecting. I must be special...:icon_ banana:
     
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    I've heard so many people having issues with that... :)
     
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    I've been able to connect two laptops and my A4500 Napoleon as well to the internet via my A855 using wireless tether.
     
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    yes, I have the moto droid, but its the FRG22D.

    I found this link to root my droid that says it should work with the FRG22D: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-labs/74028-root-droid-1-regardless-os-version.html

    but where do I download the wireless tether? is it just pdalink, or is there a different application i have to install after rooting my droid?

    what generation is your ipod?
     
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    Yes that method will root your droid. Look into a custom ROM, or at least an over clocking kernel, the kernel will enable the wifi connection. The wifi app can be downloaded here:
    http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/downloads/list

    As furbearingmammal said, it is NOT a true wifi hotspot, but rather an ad-hoc connection. I dont own an iPod, so I cant confirm or dispute MNull's claims, but I know for a fact my kids Nintendo DSi's will not connect.
     
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