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Wifi tethering questions

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by MyNewDroidX, Jul 26, 2010.

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    Hey guys,

    So I tried to do some research and searching "wifi" just goes to so many threads about general wifi. I tried "tethering" too and this didn't seem to get me where I wanted to be.

    Quesion 1: With mobile hotspot, does the Droid X actually have a rooter? Or is this still a computer-computer connection.

    Question 2: What is the difference between "Wireless tether" and "Verizon's 3G mobile" apps?

    If there are any threads talking about this, just point me there.
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    Thanks for response. I am actually using wifi tether already and got it working. I was wondering if there is any fundamental differences between the apps. I know the Verizon app supports multiple devices (8?), does wifi tether support this too?

    Thanks for any info.
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    They are not the same app, but they are the same thing only different (like the 3G Hotspot connects with different credentials so VZW can turn that on/off).

    Verizon advertises the 3G Hotspot as supporting up to 5 devices (it is the EVO that says 8). I forget how many the wifi tether app supports, but you said you have it working - so I guess I should ask you that. ;)

    And, yes, the tether apps have to provide some basic router functionality. DHCP/IP addresses, etc.
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    Verizons will report bandwith to them ...
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    I assumed it was like normal DUN tethering. The connection uses different credentials. The phone does not report bandwidth, Verizon tracks it - at least in that case. I assume 3G Hotspot is the same way - I cannot see Verizon trusting an app to report to them what they should charge.
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