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Tethering Wifi on phone to computer

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by DylanAZ, Jun 22, 2010.

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    I am trying to tether the Wifi connection that I have on my phone (NOT the 3G connection, but a Wifi connection) to my computer. Is anybody aware of any apps for this? When tethering with PDA net it uses the 3G connection rather than the wifi connection that is turned on.

    Any help?
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    Never heard of someone doing this.
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    Pretty sure you can do this with USB tethering. If you want to root you can update to android 2.2, which has USB tethering built in. I haven't heard/seen an application that does this.

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    Ok, this may be a stupid question but... why not connect to the wi fi from your computer?
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    Okay thanks for the info. I don't plan on rooting my phone.. do you know when 2.2 will be available for non-rooted phones though?

    And Viper, I have issues with my laptop wifi radio - it will not connect to most secured networks even when my phone will.
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    Well there has been no definite date set by Motorola but most people think at the end of the month or end of July. Hopefully someone has found an app that does USB tethering. Good luck!

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    Alright, good to know. Thanks!
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    there is a program called "easytether" that i believe is supose to work with either (wifi or usb) available on the market, not 100% sure about that tho, but it sounds like you have nothing to loose by trying it...just a suggestion =}
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    You could also buy a usb wifi card and disable your laptop's wifi. I had to do that for a friend where their internal card was going and their comp was out of warranty.

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    Yep, I'll definitely look into that.. I'm wondering if it's not a problem of being too far away from the signal (even though I have 2-3 bars). Do the Wifi cards have a pretty good range?
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    Typically they do depends on the model and the brand sometimes and location of the router as well. I have a wifi machine in my basement running off a router 3 floors up, granted has weak signal but it still connects.
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    Actually the 2.2 update (or root froyo) has the WiFi tethering built in.

    You can already USB tether (non-root) by using PdaNet - it's in the marketplace.
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    Yeah but I have heard of Verizon being able to find out if you are tethering your Droid. Either way he wants to USB tether with the wifi which I don't think pdanet can do.

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    You might want to look at the software you're using to manage your WiFi connections. I had serious problems with my Intel 2200BG when using Intel's software. When I allowed XP to manage connections I no longer had any issues.

    Or one of the card ones if your laptop has slots.

    If the signal's too weak you'll definitely have problems. Seems like an easy one to troubleshoot. Try connecting closer to the access point and see if it makes a difference. The bars don't really mean much.
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    Bought APP called "Documents to Go" by DataViz, was told that this would work but have no idea how. Any Ideas? Bluebird
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    Not a fan of documents to go seems to mess up all my spreadsheets from excel, removed it within the 24 hours :) what documents are you trying to get to? if you are trying to access documents from your home computer might want to look into drop box :)
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    Yep I gave that a try on 2 seperate connections, and both of them will not connect.

    It actually says "connected" but I am unable to actually visit any web pages or anything.
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