Wifi Tether (free)

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    So now that I have my Droid 2 rooteddancedroid, could someone explain (like you would to a 2 year old) how to get free wifi tether onto my phone? Thanks
     
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    Download from the app store wireless tether.
     
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    I've been using "Barnacle wifi tether", free from the market
     
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    That is a good app. The Android tether works well also.

    Have you successfully tethered your phone to your computer?
     
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    I've used both Barnacle and Wireless Tether for Root Users. They both work, but I found the latter to be a bit more reliable.
     
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    I've tried Wireless Tether and can't get my Mac to connect.
     
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    I have a Mac Book Pro and use Android Tether app to tether quite frequently. Here is a copy of the tutorial (Matth3W) I used for the settings:


    60. My settings for WiFi tether are...uncheck use Bluetooth, check Enable WiFi Encryption, set up a passphrase (make sure it is 13 characters), change the SSID or leave it default (I left it default), Change channel to 07, power mode active, enable access control unchecked (my preference), change LAN first option, everything else left it the way it was.

    The only caveat, when I try to establish the connection, I need to turn on the access control then once connected, I turn it off.


    Hope this is helpful.

    Mike
     
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    before i saw this post, I tried Barnacle. It works perfectly. I'll give WiFi Tether a try with these settings. Thanks.
     
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    Let us know if you are successful.

    Mike
     
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    Those Wireless Tether settings did not work for me. Barnacle works, so i'll stick with that.
     
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    Sorry! It is good, however, that Barnacle works.

    Mike
     
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    Yes it is. And the speeds are better than what I had with AT&T DSL before switching to Time Warner.

    I'm sitting an open house now, and can browse using my laptop instead of the Droid. Living in the future is cool! ;)
     
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    Ok, major noob here. Motorola droid not rooted, running Verizon and 2.2.

    I have pdaNet installed and have tethered by USB for sometime now. My laptop does not have bluetooth, so I haven't tried this. I've read that in order to create a hotspot and tether wirelessly, you have to be rooted. Is this true? Pardon my ignorance...
     
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    psp tether

    has anyone figured out a way to tether to a psp?
     
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    Wireless Tether was super simple on Win 7...
     
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