Wifi hotspot.

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by Big D, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Big D

    Big D Member

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    When will someone get this going?

    If it's rocking the Palm, this should be a no brainer for us.

    I know it's possible with rooted phones but I'm not that smart.
     
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    I think they are doing that on the Palm handseats, since they are not selling very well.

    The Droids have sold well, and I bet Droids probably already have the highest data usage on the network, or at least mine does lol.

    Rooting is super easy, Droid-life.com has great videos on it, its really just running a program.

    You can get a connection over usb or bluetooth with PDAnet, which is available in the market.
     
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    thebowers Premium Member Theme Developer Premium Member

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    I think Verizon needs to do a commercial with the droid putting out a wifi signal of it's 3g. Say a droid users and his buddy are out and about. The friend has a iphone and can't get coverage. Being the nice friend, the droid user pulls out his droid and says " I have an app for that" . Lets his friend use his 3G connection where AT&T doesn't get coverage.
     
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    Great idea.
     
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    That's an EXCELLENT idea!
     
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    But then they'd have to let everyone do it. And they were pretty dramatic in taking all the Wireless Tether Apps down. It could happen though :) I hope it does. Would be a great commercial!
     
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    That definitely is a great idea but I doubt it will happen :-/
     
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    There are tether apps for the droid already available in the market. They come in both wireless and USB forms, you need root access for wifi tethering I believe but not for USB.
     
  9. Big D

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    So the technology is there but there hasn't been an app designed to do it without rooting?

    That seems like something that devs would be highly motivated to get going on. I personally, would love that ability (primarily for the kids who both have the itouch).
     
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    you don't need to be rooted for wifi tethering. There's a free wifi tether app for non-rooted users called "Barnacle. "It works great!
     
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    It is for rooted users only!
    You just don't need any specific ROM to use it.
     
  12. Big D

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    Barnacle says you need to be rooted right in the download.

    Question, though:

    Why is it that only rooted phones have the wifi tether option? Is there something in the software that prevents this?

    Just curious.
     
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    The rooting and wifi tether are not hard to do, at all. Just do some reading. I was nervous before I did it, but it was the best thing I did for my droid. I use the tether constantly in the car. Droid in the cradle and I use an ipod touch to check email and respond. I have had two laptops and an itouch running off the droid tether at the same time. I have no idea if there is a limit to simultaneous connections.
     
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    I was going to root and then 2.1 happened. I know you can turn back to 2.01 and then root but now I'm thinking that I'll just wait for the 2.1 root dealy.

    Bottom line, I don't know my arse from a hole in the wall when it comes to this stuff.
     
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    Does Google Voice work with a rooted phone? That is a deal breaker for me.

    Thanks
    Rochelle
     
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