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Why is USB tethering so unreliable?

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Roms' started by GohanBurner, Oct 12, 2011.

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    I keep tethering my phone and after awhile the USB connection will just crap out on me and I have to resort to WiFi tethering. Why is this? I don't get it.
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    What app are you using? I quit using PDANet because they limit https connectivity after a while. I was tired of not being able to get into my email or login to most sites that have user accounts. I switched to EasyTether and have not had a problem since. Additionally, you don't have to open the app and start it - it's 100% automatic, or as I like to say, automagic. ;)
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    Just the USB tethering inside the wireless & networks menu in settings. "stock".
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    Sounds stupid, but turn off all other network adapters... after I did that my tethering worked awesomely...

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
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    I've tried that, its hit or miss. When the USB connection craps out then there is no getting it back until I restart my Bionic...its a PITA.
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    Sometimes USB is just flaky like that. Try plugging your USB cable into a different USB port (rear USB only, don't use the front ports for your phone).
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    I ditched desktops back in 2006. I have USB port right next to the power cord inlet that was put there just for charging and it flakes on all the USB ports I have. But when I reboot the phone it works again. So it must be something with the phone.
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    If PDANet stopped working with https, it's because the trial period expired and you didn't pay for the full version. It works flawlessly on my Bionic, http, https, and I can even use my office VPN client on my laptop through the PDANet connection on my Bionic if I need to.
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    So, wifi/wired tethering IS working on the bionic? ive been waiting to root until i heard it was working...so its confirmed? albiet glitchy, but i can deal with that...
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    If your trial PDAnet stops allowing HTTPS, clock on the register now and choose either of the checkout options. It will re-enable HTTPS to get you to the checkout page. Do this every time you reconnect to re-enable HTTPS.

    Wired tethering has been working w/o root. Wireless tethering is working with root.
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