Tethering and portable hotspot?

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  1. chadh1

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    Haven't ever tried this and was thinking of giving it a try tonight on my overnight. I have unlimited data(grandfathered in), but does it cost any extra to do this? Only reason I want to do it, is we got a 55inch HDTV at work and a wifi capable bluray player, so wanted to do Netflix on it, rather then just my phone.

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    No router?

    If you root you can tether for free with wifi hotspot:hail:
     
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    We aren't able to use the work internet for this purpose, plus they have really strict firewalls and need the password to even get into the works internet. Maybe I will look into rooting tonight and do it tomorrow. Or just buy an adapter to use hdmi

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    You don't have to root to tether your Nexus for free.
     
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    Elixir2 - Widgets will do it, I believe.
     
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    So just go into the options and do it? Or use some app? or is there another way to do it? I believe Verizon charges for making your phone a mobile hotspot don't they? I would like to do it for free. Overnights get kind of boring and nothing but infomercials after 3am haha, so Netflix would be awesome to do, rather then watching it on my phone.

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    Had no idea they figured out free tether without root, good lookin out akhenax
     
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