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The hotspot and vista OS on laptop

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX' started by fiddlemanchris, Aug 18, 2012.

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    OK, not really sure where this belongs. But I have a DROID RAZR maxx, and I can't get the hotspot to connect with my Acer laptop which has vista OS. I was wondering if anyone could help me out on what I'm doing wrong. I can tether it directly and it works. This is a replacement phone from the insurance company. But the phone I had prior to this was the exact same thing and had no problem with it connecting. So can anyone help?
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    Have you tried a different hotspot application? Like FoxFi?

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    Foxfi works on my Bionic with a Vista laptop
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    I'm not even sure what that is. That a app?
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    Foxfi is an app from the play store
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    Yes. Foxfi is a tethering app. Its free in the play store. It works well. I use it a lot.
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    +1....Foxfi is a great tethering app!
    :thumbup:

    tap'n
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    Well I downloaded the foxfire app. And tried it out and it doesn't work either. I'm thinking it must be a setting that got changed either on my phone or my laptop. What y'all think?
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    Sounds like a setting on your laptop.
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    Does Verizon charge you for using Foxfi to tether your phone to something?
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    Nope. Just goes against your data usage on your plan.

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