What do you use for Hot Spot

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  1. mariomp

    mariomp New Member

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    I used to use hot spot for my laptop from my DroidX before the update ruined that experiance.:frown:

    Now that I'm Gnex, what do you guys use to use your cell to connect laptops to the net?
    I'm on stock OS (no root), and because I'm on unlimited data ( and refuse to pay for VZ's hot spot service with it's reduced data plan and additional fee), I'm looking for options.

    I would obviously prefer for it to be wireless, but if I have to go the tether route, than so be it.

    TIA,
    Mario
     
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    As I type this I am tethered "wirelessly" to my home desktop because my wifi lost it's signal from downstairs. So I just fire up the Nexus and tether...

    It is free, easy, and called "wireless tether for root users". Here is the link to the downloads... http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/downloads/list

    T
    his in my opinion is the best way to go. And yes you need to be rooted.

    Unlocking and rooting your Nexus is very easy and the instructions are everywhere. Let us know if you have any other questions...

    Enjoy!
     
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    When you say tethered, do you mean by a USB cable or WiFi?
     
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    Sorry... I edited my first post. It's all wireless the way we like it!
     
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    I rarely tether, but I'm stock, unrooted, currently using elixir widget.
     
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    +1 for the link. That's what I use as well!

    EDIT: If you want one that works without root I used easy tether before and that worked well on both my OG and GNex.
     
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    Me too

    Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk
     
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    I don't mind rooting, just need to know which one works well and is easy to do.
    All I'm looking for is :
    wireless tether
    better battery life (if any roots help with that),
    better signal switching (right now I may loose 4G and not have any signal for a minute or two, and then all of the sudden 4G 3-5bars again)
    maybe an ability to auto-fill contacts as I start typing phone number (something I had on my DroidX, but not on this one). I liked that I could start typing 400, and it would show me all the numbers (contacts and recent called) containing those numbers.

    Anything else like faster portrait/landscape switching, no lock, etc. would just be gravy.

    Thanks for any and all suggestions.
     
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    I just looked and saw several versions, of elixir, elixir 2, personal add-on, etc.
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.bartat.android.elixir.widget&hl=en
    Which one do you guys use, and does it work well on our Gnex since it's ICS and all (I think I saw that one of the programs' last update was 6 months ago).
     
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    #12 2ksilverbullet, Jan 6, 2012
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