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Wifi Tether (free)

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Development' started by raw33, Sep 2, 2010.

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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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    Network key

    I'm trying to connect my Xp laptop to my Droid 1. The lapto tells me that I am connected but need a network key. Where do I get it?
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    I can't get wifi tether for root users to work at all on my D2. Worked great on my D1. While I can get Barnacle Wifi Tether to work fine I really really need the bluetooth PAN server option because my corporate laptop has ad-hoc connections through wifi diabled and I can't find a way to re-enable it. So anyone that has the bluetooth portion of wifi tether working on their DROID 2 please msg me with your settings. Or any help getting it going. I have tried what seems like everything, but maybe I missed something. I even went to the developers site and tried using the latest pre build, but No luck. Thanks in advance for any help!

    Nuc.
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    From kgbmiker:

    "Network key
    I'm trying to connect my Xp laptop to my Droid 1. The lapto tells me that I am connected but need a network key. Where do I get it? "

    You first set it in the tether app on your droid, and then use that as the key on your computer
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    WPA/WPA2 for Droid 2 Froyo?

    anybody get this to work with the root'd tether app?
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    If you mean Barnacle, the WEP security doesn't work when viewing it from a computer (but it does prompt for password when logging on with another phone). Looks like there's a bit of tweeking the developers need to do before Barnacle will do WEP with Froyo.
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