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Wireless Hot Spot App

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by GadgetRick, Dec 10, 2009.

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    I can't seem to find an app to turn my Droid into a wireless hot spot. Is there one available?

    Thanks.
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    Not talking about finding a WiFi hotspot, talking about turning my Droid into a WiFi hotspot. I know they have an app on the iPhone for it.

    But thanks.
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    I don't want to hijack this but a question comes up about this. If you are in a WiFi area with your Droid does it use the 3G network or the WiFi?
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    I'm pretty sure if you leave Wifi on it looks to connect for wifi in your area but it needs to be password free or if you have the password. If you have it off It will use 3G. I recommend you leave wifi off if you're not connected because it will keep looking for connection and drain your battery
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    No, it'll ask you first if you want to connect to the unsecured open network
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    Anyone got any other suggestions?
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    we wont be able to do this until we have custom roms i believe
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    This is something I'm really looking forward too.
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    Thanks but not what I'm looking for. :(

    Seems like there isn't one out there. My friend was showing me this on his iPhone a while ago and I thought it was cool and (even) useful. Just wondered if I could do it with the Droid yet. :(
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    They are tuning the app to work. you have to root for it to work. Expect it in the next week or so.
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    Are you sure he turned the phone into a Wifi hotspot? I admit I'm not that well versed in technology but the only mobile Wifi mobilesdevices I know of are the Verizon and Sprint Mifi cards. I certainly could be wrong.

    So you were able to connect to the internet using his iPhone's built in Wifi? That would be great if the Droid has this ability.
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    It can be done. THe G1 can now. They just have to have some time to develop the app since the droid JUST got rooted.
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    I don't want to come across as the "data usage police" but if a lot of people do this it could ruin the "unlimited data" option we all currently enjoy.

    ATT is getting ready to get rid of the unlimited data option becasue their crappy network can't handle all the smartphone traffic.. IF we abuse the priviledge too much Verizon could follow suit..

    Cap My iPhone? Try This Instead, AT&T | Epicenter | Wired.com

    Just a thought.
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    Thanks for your thought, now here is my thought. If Verizon's can't handle the traffic their customers want, then they do no deserve us as customers.

    We want unlimited data, if Verizon can't provide it, we'll just go to T-mobile or some other company that offer unlimited data.

    This is a free market. I want to be a Verizon customer if Verizon is the best network, if they can't handle the traffic, then they are not the best anymore.

    FYI, I used to have the capability to turn my phone into a wifi hotspot on my old Alltel Touchpro, but since I switched to the Verizon Droid, I lost that capability.

    I did not expect that. I thought the Droid was the best phone out there, so it would be able to do anything the Alltell Touchpro could do. This does not look good for Verizon so far... I hope the app becomes available soon.
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    Wow! That was pretty cool! Where can I learn how to post a link like you did that shows that kind of action shot of the computer?
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