Overclocking and Wifi tethering?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by Isosceles Raion, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Isosceles Raion

    Isosceles Raion New Member

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    I've rooted my phone so now it's currently running BBv.04; I rooted it for the sole purpose of using it as a wifi hotspot for my other devices, game systems, etc. I've already downloaded the app, the comp picks it up but tells me it can't connect.

    I did some searching and read a post saying I need to overclock my droid/add a kernel to do that, but I can't find any instructions to properly add a kernel that allows me to make my droid a wifi hotspot. I'm really confused on this part, but if someone could help me I would be able to pick it up adequately.
     
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    First thing...I think that you might be confused as to what a wifi hotspot and wireless tethering are.

    A Wifi Hotspot send out a "infrastructure" signal that allows most wireless enabled devices, including iPods, Wii's, and xBox's, to connect.

    However, Wireless Tethering sends out a "Ad-Hoc" signal which devices like iPods, Wii's, and xBox's can't see (without a little hacking/tweaking of course).

    According to Verizon and Motorola, the Droid is incapable of acting as a Wifi Hotspot. But we in this forum know that it is capable of wireless tethering.

    (confused) Ummm...you do not have to overclock your droid to enable wireless tethering. Most people who build kernels for the Droid community just happen to build those two features together. But you do have to have a kernel that has the twain (wireless) drivers built either statically or as modules to have wireless tethering. P3Droid has kernels that will overclock AND provide the twain drivers needed for wireless tethering.

    AFAIK, your stock BB v.04 kernel *should* provide a twain enabled kernel. Your other devices may just not be able to see the Ad-Hoc network signal.
     
  3. Isosceles Raion

    Isosceles Raion New Member

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    So the Droid isn't capable of being a wifi hotspot even while rooted?
     
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    good answer.
     
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    That is correct.
     
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    Actually, they're not correct. It can be a hotspot. Since I've had my droid, I've gone on vacation with my family a few times and everytime I've used my droid as a hotspot. I just turn on the wifi tether app and I've had 3 iPod touches and 3 or 4 laptops connected and on the internet at the same time. It's really amazing how well it works and it's just a marketing scheme when Verizon says the droid 1 can't do it (they want one more reason for customers to buy newer phones).

    I am currently using my droid to access this site while someone next to me is on an iPod touch. It's not even slow.
     
  7. Isosceles Raion

    Isosceles Raion New Member

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    Now how exactly are you doing that? Are you rooted or anything of the sort? My laptop can see it, but cannot connect.
     
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    A wifi hotspot? No it can't. But now I guess your going to tell me that you have done it and the people who have made the device are wrong.
    Let me stop you right there because I don't think you realize what you just said. You contradicted yourself. You just said that you used a "wifi tether app". By definition, that is NOT A WIFI HOTSPOT! Where am I loosing you with this??? But go on...
    Because your not acting as a wifi hotspot. Look at my post above that explains the difference between a wireless tether and a wifi hotspot.
     
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    -----PLEASE DON'T TETHER FOR GAMING-----
    It's going to get everyone busted. Every time one of these threads is posted they always say something about gaming.
     
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    Getting back on topic here, I have a Droid 1 rooted w/stock FRG01B. I've tried both "Wireless Tether" and "Barnacle WiFi Tether". In both cases I can get my iPod Touch (2nd gen) to connect to it, but I've had a lot of troubles with my Lenovo T510 (Win 7 x64) with the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN wireless chipset.

    After digging around a bit, I found this bug filed against Wireless Tether about problems with Intel cards & tethering:
    Issue 244 - android-wifi-tether - Windows 7 wont connect - Project Hosting on Google Code
     
  11. dylanthecat

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    You guys are arguing over loose definitions. I am running wireless tether on my droid as I type. I am typing on my laptop, and my wife is doing something online with her Ipod touch. Both connected up automatically just as they would with any hotspot. They are both running in ad-hoc mode of course. Camping and wifi access. Does not get any better, except it is too fricken hot for end of August.
     
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    I agree. I always say don't do on a tethered device what you can't do on your phone. Meaning. Use it to access e-mail, maybe watch a YouTube video or such. NO P2P! If you won't/can't do it on your phone DON'T do it on a phone/PC tethered.
     
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