tethering?

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  1. outlaw63

    outlaw63 New Member

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    What the difference between the 3G hotspot and tethering?

    Lets say I have my one personal laptop and want internet. Is tethering the way to go?
     
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    Both is tethering. WiFi hotspot allows you to connect mutiable devices at once over wifi. Traditional tethering is using a USB cable to your computer to gain access. Both accomplish the same result
     
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    Is tethering free or is that $20/month also?
     
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    Search is your friend, but i will break it down for you anyways.

    There are 3 types of tethering. Official tethering which sets up a hot spot allowing 5 computers to connect, costs $20/month for 2 gigs of data.

    Nonroot tether: Allows you to tether using a USB cable or bluetooth. Usually have to pay for the app but it piggy backs on your existing data plan. No monthly fees.

    Root tether: Sets up wifi hotspot, totally free, as many people that want can connect to your phone and get internet.

    First 2 options are 100% possible. the 3rd option will depend on if we get root or not.
     
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    Nonroot seems like a pretty easy way to get web access then. I suspect the web speed is dependant on the speed of the phone?

    Basically what I want is to drop my home internet and just get internet access through my cell.
     
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    If all you do is check your e-mail and surf the web a little, you will find it acceptable. If you watch youtube, hulu, or other video sites you may find it acceptable but will be slow. If you play online computer games at all it will not be acceptable.
     
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    Like how much is 2gb? im guessing playing online poker n stuff wold go over 2gb fast
     
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